Building modular fortifications: Part 2 – The wallsPosted: December 1, 2015
To construct a single section of wall I began by gluing the wider edge of one of the pine sections to the square of MDF, thus:
I then glued the wider edge of a second section of pine next to the first, thus:
I then glued the narrower edge of a third section of pine next to the second section, thus:
Using the protruding edge of the third section of pine as a guide, I then glued the wider edge of a fourth section of pine on top of the second section, thus:
I then glued the wider edge of the fifth section of pine on top of the first section, thus: (This completed the construction of the wall’s firing step.)
I finished by gluing the narrow edge of the sixth section of pine on top of the third section, thus:
(This created the wall’s parapet.)
The construction of the wall section was now complete, and as can be seen from the following photographs, my 15mm-scale Essex Miniatures fit rather well atop the wall.
I have now constructed fifteen such wall sections. It took me two days to build all fifteen wall as at each stage in the construction process I waited for the glue to completely set before moving on to the next stage.
The next parts of the modular fortress that I intend to build are the towers, after which I will construct a tower/gateway. Once all these sections are complete I will seal all the wooden surfaces with PVA glue prior to painting them.