Friday, 24 February 2012

Buckles and harnesses …

I took a break from packing to do a little work on the Roman harnesses for the baggage train oxen.

I had put the Milliput on quite thickly to allow me to carve and shape the straps and the recesses for the buckles. Gentle scoring, filing and sanding has begun to yield results that suggest I might be able to make a reasonable job of this.

Work in progress: Two hours of fiddling about with fuse wire yielded three buckles, two of which are the correct size.