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Anton Ryzbak Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2017 9:51 a.m. PST

I have long been considering building a 1/48th scale model of the Castillo de San Marcos in Florida. Over the last couple of days I have begun the project

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Somebody stop me if this is insane……

redmist112224 May 2017 10:01 a.m. PST

Anton,
Your planning is coming along well. Do you plan on making your star fort one piece or into smaller pieces?

When I build stuff, I try to make it into smaller pieces for storage and transport…plus different configurations in your case.

Thanks for sharing.

P.

Anton Ryzbak Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2017 10:06 a.m. PST

My original thought was to make every part so that it would fit into a standard business-paper box (of the sort that holds a ream of printer paper) The bastions are likely to prove to be a problem there. I'm not thrilled with the idea of reducing the scale or fore-shortening the bastions. I really like the way the 1/48th scale model of Fort Matanzas turned out link and was hoping to do the Castillo proper justice as well.

redmist112224 May 2017 11:38 a.m. PST

Anton,
I remember that one back when you posted it. I like the layered ability to access all the rooms and levels.

Will be following your current progress with great interest.

P.

Disco Joe24 May 2017 12:07 p.m. PST

I do like the idea. Keep posting as it progresses.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2017 5:53 p.m. PST

Anton,

Fantastic progress. I can't wait to see more.

Dan
PS. If that place wasn't so well known, it would make for an awesome place to hole up in the Post Apocalypse! :)

TheOtherOneFromTableScape25 May 2017 2:32 a.m. PST

Just in case you hadn't seen this, here is a page with a plan of the fort with dimensions:

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Anton Ryzbak Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2017 7:26 a.m. PST

Cacique Caribe

Here in the Metro Detroit area we have our own star fort, Fort Wayne…….most of the two million people that live within thirty miles of it are oblivious to its existence…….. and the people that do know of it are the ones I would want to hang with in a Post Apocalypse World; historian, gun-nutter wargaming types :)

GROSSMAN Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2017 9:18 p.m. PST

The picture on you blog is actually of Fort Matanzas. I grew up in Jacksonville Fl about 40 min from St Augustine and have been to that fort many times. I think it would be cool to build.
Good luck

Anton Ryzbak Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2017 11:43 a.m. PST

GROSSMAN

The link I gave TheOtherOneFromTableSpace is to the model that I built of Matanzas, I vacation in your lovely home state every spring and have been to the Castillo and Matanzas many times. The model in the little museum at Matanzas was what gave me the idea to give it a go.

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