Sunday, 10 February 2013

Hill Fort part 1

I fancy a hill fort to go with my Arthurian collection. Unfortunately the commercially available ones don't really accommodate 120x60mm elements very well and are pretty expensive. So I thought I'd have a go at scratch building something.

I had a lot of complex ideas for modular walls but in the end decided to go simple and use an old terrain tile as the basis. The photos show how I arranged 8 infantry elements into a suitable shape the drew around their fronts and backs to mark out the rampart. The rest of the tile was the cut away using an old bread knife, a Stanley knife and a flat blade screwdriver. The resulting dome/doughnut was then roughly sanded and glued to an old piece of hardboard ready for some more advanced modelling later in the week.


Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Wouldn't it have been easier to use some plain polystyrene???? :o)

Steve said...

If I had spare polystyrene lying around I would have used that. I didn't, but did have the TSS square!