Part 5 can be found here
A happy afternoon was spent in the shed yesterday starting the terrain for my Sudan project - specifically the walls of a desert fortress/city walls of Khartoum. Indeed I am hoping that this will be generic enough for any engagement in the Middle East (Crusades etc)
The preferred material for this project was 5mm foam core and I have pretty much exhausted my supplies of this material. It is amazing what a sharp blade, a metal rule and some pva can dop to this stuff in a few hours.
What you can see in the photos are the builds achieved in about 4 hours - 4 walls, a gatehouse and four towers. These will still need to be coated in plaster to give the adobe feel but we are getting there. I'll need to add a couple of extra walls, another gate and of course some breached sections.
Above and below - the walls, gatehouse and towers - I'll be adding the crenalations before the plastering
The towers are simple boxes with the walls built up at the top to make them look thicker. The floors of the towers and walkways are all coffee stirrers trimmed to size
28mm figure for scale purposes
The towers themselves have been glued to a ply 10cm square base
The walls - I have added some strips of foam core to add extra depth
The front of the walls are in fact gradually sloped
The gate house - fixed with two towers (one either side) - this stretches 30m long - same as the walls
By having the tower on a base with no protruding edge means they can be usede for both straight wall sections and turns
The gatehouse towers have also been given a gradual slope - front & rear
The gate entrance itself has been lined with pva foam (it bends nice) - I embossed this with brick work before sticking in.
A spare gate entrance - better build another gatehouse...
More to come soon....