The project building a earth fort 28mm (Hammerhead show)
At Hammerhead again this year with a game for the Boxer Rebellion period, idea is to have a river with a colonial gunboat with support to exit across the table while being fired upon by the Imperial and Boxer army, talking lots of artillery here and the project has began to create a sort of Taku earthwork fort.
We just don't want it to be only for the Boxer Rebellion but also for the AWI and ACW and a number of other periods, it has to be 28mm size and fit on the river edge to bombard anything that seems to be a enemy.
First picture is blue foam cut to size, i used a MDF board for the base and this was painted with emulsion paint on both sides to stop any bowing.
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The Mdf board was first given a number of small pin nails i half hammer into the board, the 2ft square foamboard was given a slope cut around the edges - i then used transuluscent silicone and just squeezed it all over the MDF board, i then pushed a the 2ft square foamboard onto the MDF board, the nails half entered the foam holding it into place.
I then cut up long sections 65mm wide by 350mm long, i cut up four sections as these would be my walkways inside the fort, i used for the walls section as follows 50mm high 350mm long and 25mm wide, again everything was given the transuluscent silicone but with matchsticks instead of nails to keep it in place, i used a bread knife to cut sections out for the gun emplacements.
The entrance -gateway was to have a slope which again i cut out with a bread kife and sand papered down.
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I then used Daz clay to hide the joints and build up around the perimeter of the fort, its cheap and once set is rock hard perfect for the job.
So now onto the inside of the fort, i created a slope walkway from foam off cuts, the walkway is coffee stirrers, you need lots of these, best way to fit these is to glue them onto cardboard once dry use silicone to fix the cardboard onto the wall sections then the walkway,saves you alot of messing around, i used balsa wood to hide the joints and it looks nice and neat
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So far so good, here is what it looks like so far, long way to go but i should have it done by the end of the week.
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