Building modular fortifications: Part 4 – The gatewayPosted: December 5, 2015
To construct the gateway I began by gluing the narrower edge of one of the pine sections to one of the squares of MDF, thus:
I then glued the narrower edge of a second section of pine to the square of MDF, thus:
I repeated this process of alternately gluing one piece of pine onto the one below until the gateway was three levels high, thus:
I then glued the second square of MDF on top of the third level of the gateway, thus:
(This formed the roof of the gateway)
I finished by gluing the narrow edge of the seventh section of pine (which was in fact made up from three of the off-cuts that I had available) on top of the gateway’s roof, thus:
(This created the gateway’s parapet.)
The construction of the gateway was now complete, and as can be seen from the following photographs, my 15mm-scale Essex Miniatures fit rather well atop the gateway.
It took me two days to build the gateway as at each stage in the construction process I waited for the glue to completely set before moving on to the next stage.
This is the final part of the modular fortress that I intend to build, and I will seal all the wooden surfaces with PVA glue prior to painting them.