Friday, August 26, 2016

Building a fort - work in progress

building a fort for the carribean area ...

I decided to make use of some of the new buildings I'd been given. Rather than have a large big high walled fort I wanted to go for something not so high, I settled on a height for the wall sections of about 4cm. My initial sketch for the section profile and gun embrasure...
Having settled on the main buildings I wanted to integrate into one potential layout I made some card bases ....
built up the back and sides ...
then added the tops
then the front slopes and backs with cork tile - rough side showing ...
The front of the bases for each section had a bit of trim added (I got the measurements of the bases wrong ! ... too narrow by 2mm) ...
a wall section gets its 'battlement', a sandwich of cork tile with a cardboard central stiffener
coping stones put on ....
 I kept most of the offcuts, very handy for making steps ...
all the sections finished off and in position ....

Materials used in the build
- One and a half tubes of glue
- Two thirds of a pack of cork tiles
- About an A5 area of Daler mounting board
- Five pieces of A4 size 2.5mm thick cardboard

The fort sections can be used stand-alone or integrated with other buildings. I'm also building an alternate gate house. If I want more height for the fort I could add a suitable base.
 
I better get on and paint the fort sections ....

7 comments:

  1. I admire your modelling skills sir ! , Tony

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  2. Excellent work and a very nice idea and execution of incorporating your scratch-built walls with the existing buildings! Looks very fitting (architecturally and for the time and place).

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  3. Inspirational. If I may ask, how much time did you invest in producing the fort pieces? I'm considering something similar but time does matter. Thanks.

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    1. Michael

      Overall its taken me about 20hours or so to build the fort sections. I've made similar items before, so you may need to allow some more time if its the first time you've made something like this

      cheers

      Allan

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