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  1. The year on our map is from 1784,....and per thread title. It is only found on the very bottom border. For my purpose I'm putting it right here to ride on this horn. Ink has not been applied in this pic. Gunny,..I looked for a "tavern" today but didn't see one
  2. Been working in various details...here is "Kentucke River" penciled in and ready for the scribe tomorrow...might make an adjustment or 2 on the lettering but this is about how it will look.
  3. Can't forget Ol' Green River,..had to take some artistic liberty's on the script due to the scale....river has had 1 pass of ink to rough it out a bit to see what I'm doing...will get shaded and first pass of ink on letters tomorrow. Adding details otherwise...maps full of cool stuff...just adding what I can hopefully done next week.
  4. Beautiful work Lew !...I like my builds/purchases to be not only appealing,.... but strong...even craftsman style if necessary. Those bunk beds look like they can even withstand kids
  5. You guys have seen me mention "map shading" and "letter shading",..this compared to previous pics should give you an idea what I'm after. I pretty much consider this little section here complete. Still a little smudgy but it'll clean up more later on. It should look much closer to our reference than before. I'll be adding more map details like hills..and river names,..etc next week...and hopefully all the map shading will be done.
  6. "Indian Territory" is now scribed..."Boonsburo" is scribed with some fort pics..."OHIO RIVER" is penciled. Will be darkening some map river lines and adding more map details until I'm done,...it's the fun part now
  7. "Indian Territory" sketched up. Had to finish a little tail on the map before I started on it,..going to let it sit over night and see what I think about it.
  8. First pass of ink on the "ky corps #,..." today. Looks pretty clean,..will give it a once over tomorrow and a final ink and clean up on the next inking. Next session (hopefully tomorrow) I will be laying out "Indian Territory". Notice how it falls in behind the scroll and other things on the map look overlaid on top of it. We will be doing something of similar fashion..I've actually been waiting for this...I like the wordage and also love how it is slightly hidden....great concept ..had to get the map out tonight and take some better close ups for some print outs tomorrow .
  9. I hijacked this off of a model ship forum,..it's some sort of contract related to some 50 gun ships. While it's dated slightly earlier than the powder horns related to the revolution at 1693,...it's still a kickin document with some vintage Old English script on it. I'm on the prowl for a book or 2 loaded up with documents from this era give or take....early American or before.
  10. Owner of the horn wanted something referencing his Ky Corps of Longriflemen #,...I did an abbreviated version in Old English script on a radius over his name. Best Place I could find for it...didn't want to do the long winded wordy version as you start to get away from the true theme of the horn. No ink is down yet,..everything just penciled and scribed today.
  11. Thanks for the feedback Much appreciated.
  12. Nothing grand,..just cleaning up some deer skulls for a couple of friends and this is the what they'll be mounted on... So I cut the patterns out of the maple for a few Euros several weeks ago,...Yesterday while I had some tools out I ran the router around the edges. There is a few divets here and there but I'll clean them up a little with a rasp. If you rasp the edge first so your router doesn't hit those spots it's easier ,..but what fun would that be. Also my bit is probably getting a little wore,...leaving a few more burn marks every time I use it,..I honestly don't mind tho
  13. Here's a small snapshot of the last 2-3 sessions...I'm darkening most of the ends of the rivers and creeks,...per our map reference....then I'll go over the large legs a shade or 2 lighter...also just more or less going by the map. Also most of the river edges were hit with the wider bit to accept more ink..a little bolder line. Yes it is per the reference but it really gives our map some "Pop" as well.
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