Monday 31 December 2012

Fortress fever (1) - sloping front walls

After much thought I decided a sloping wall on the front of the fortess wall sections would definitely look better; so I removed the faux ditch in front of the sections and added a slope to the front wall
The stonework on the fortress was done using a paper sheet, unfortunately when I went to order some more I found it was no longer in production (aaargh !). So I scanned the back of one the straight fotress sections and made up a replacement paper sheet - slightly lighter (as close as I could could get to the colour); I tried it out on one of the bastions and added a 'sally port' door at the same time
Looked OK, so the rest of the sections were finished off ..
with that done I've been sketching out some plans for ditch, covered way and glacis to go in front. I think I can fit in a something representational without losing too much table space.


Rob Dean said...

That 's looking good. With our 40mm fortress we found that it only took about ten degrees off the vertical to look right.

Ross Mac said...

Looks great to me!

Peter Douglas said...

Looks great - I'm taking notes!


Fitz-Badger said...

Excellent work! The added slope looks great.

tradgardmastare said...

Splendid set up sir-great work!

Archduke Piccolo said...

I take it back: it is a vast improvement - and you made it look so easy!