Friday, December 3, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Smith-Harris House Event, Oct. 2010. Topographical Engineers Field Office and Buffalo Hunter's tent.
Smith-Harris House Event, Oct. 2010. Brig. Gen. Ian McKay at his map- drawing table in the Engineering Field Office. Background is the Smith-Harris Barn.
Smith-Harris House Event, Oct, 2010. James Duarte is portraying the part of a Buffalo Hunter. he has a table of rifles and ammunition as a display. The two people in the background are new members of the Topogs, Lt Greg Webster and his lovely wife Heidi.
Monday, September 6, 2010
This is a picture of one of the original coastal fortifications that gave rise to the whole idea of the Martello Towers in Great Britain and elsewhere. This was the type of tower that stood off two British warships and generated the letter to the Prime Minister, which resulted in a new design, a name alteration and ultimately, the coastal defense of southeastern coast of England
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
This piece of artillery is located on the grounds of Dover Castle in Dover, England. It was and is referred to as the Queen Elizabeth I "pocket pistol," probably because of its length. An approximate measurement of the bore would lead me to believe that it was an 18 or 24 pounder.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
The Sketching screen is used as an assistance tool for sketching from real life. The screen is centered on the area to be sketched, and then the artist looking through the eye piece draws only what he sees in the small rectangles formed by the wire grid. In this way the artist can concentrate on the specific parts of the area of particular interest.