Mary doesn't think the photos do the boards justice ,especially the water effect but here goes.
|Black areas are either undercoat for roads, rivers or woods|
|Youngs Branch. Unfortunately my camera hasn't done this justice as the river is shallower than the Bull Run and you can therefore see the river bed|
|The Confederate entry point. Manassas (the Federal objective is behind you. Henry Hill ,scene of the worst of the fighting is directly ahead through the trees. The Stone Bridge is to your right.|
|View from the Confederate positions . Henry Hill is to your left and the Stone bridge is on the other side of the trees to your front|
|This pretty much shows how each board is developed. I'm getting better with each board and revisiting the first ones each time I learn something new.|
|A slightly better shot of the Branch, but still lots of light reflecting from the surface so you don't really get the full effect. You will just have to see it in the flesh|
|Early stage of board development. Painted undercoat for fields, woods and roads. The roads have been created by laying down strips of Plaster of Paris which can be laid across contours. The edges have been folded over to create a verge.|