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Re: Maunsell Sea Forts
I too have plans for the UK sea forts and decided to start with the Navy forts only to find that Brigade Models had produced a 3-D printed master and metal castings for these. I bought one without the fanciful Victorian Sci-fi turrets and added some suitable AA guns and camouflaged the result as the Knock John fort (nowadays it is the kingdom of Sealand). I then turned to the Maunsel "tin" forts. Because the individual towers are very, very small, I dismissed RP in favour of etched brass for the legs and walkways that connect the towers in different ways at individual sites and cast buildings. Again I had a change of mind on cost grounds to laser-cut plastic card for the legs and walkways with cast resin buildings. There the matter has rested because I want to have a meeting with the laser-cut designer and I am not fit enough to risk travelling in winter and the flooding in the area where he lives. Of course I am interested in a model or two but I am not confident that a good RP model can be produced at a cost to attract enough customers. I look forward to being proed wrong.
: Anybody besides me be interested in an RP
: printed model of both versions of these
: forts ( WW II AA forts in Thames and Mersey
: estuaries )?
: Plans are available, I have them.
: Welfia did a version of the naval Thames
: forts, which are quite small in 1/1250. The
: Army forts have never been done to my
: knowledge, and are quite a bit larger - a
: cluster of towers.