So since my last post I've been able to get first pad finished, the gate house done & the 3 watchtowers done as well, now tbh there wasn't a lot in doing the gate house but the towers took a bit of figuring out which was cool.
Now as I promised I'll do a wip on anything that's of my own making if not there will be a link, so without further ado we'll push on starting with finishing the landing pad.
|I cut out a base a little bigger then the pad & leaving a place for the steps to go.|
|I put a bead of painters filler a round the edge to bed the pad down on.|
|I stuck a few of these to it as well to support the inner of the pad|
|Here's the pad on the base|
|Now to build the steps I used cork of these with some of the same platting for the pad|
|with the steps in place all that was left to do was to add the other little wall from the GW cities of death sets.|
|There we have it the finished pad ready to be painted up.|
|I've got to say I very happy with the way the pad turned out & it cost very little.|
With the landing pad out of the way we'll move onto the gate house.
|I changed the building style on this a little bit as I put down the floor & then build a round it.|
|I glued the two side walls in place so I could get sizes for the other two walls the window cut out in the same as the other.|
|The door as you can see is dine different from the other buildings in that its cut around the floor.|
|The roof is just a piece of cork with a few little cork blocks glued on the under side to hold it in place.|
|Then its just add the matches at the door & window & put the pliant a round the bottom of the walls.|
Last but not least we've the watchtowers, I felt that the lower frame work for the towers I need something to help me keep everything the same so I made up a couple of jigs.
|I started with a rough plan of what I wanted to do, sorry about these first couples of pictures been sideways|
|here's the two jigs I made.|
|The first one is the outside profile of the supporting frame|
|This one is for the cross braces|
|Use the jig to make the cuts on the braces.|
|Do the same with this one & when you've got them both cut sit them into it & glue the cross braces to them.|
|Here you can see one side of the frame in the jig.|
|Now removed from the jig you need to make to of these Again sorry about the picture|
|When you got them made up sit them both into the jig.|
|Just like you did before glue in the cross braces then turn it over & put the other braces in small fingers will really help at this stage.|
|The lower frame complete|
|The distance from outside to outside at the top of the frame above it 42mm so I cut the floor 52mmx 52mm from cork.|
|on the underside of it we need to make a timber frame|
|the finished floor.|
|I cut two strips of thick card one was 25mm & the other was 8mm|
|I then glued the 25mm card a round the floor.|
|Keep the bottom of the card flush with the timber under the floor.|
|Then glue in 4 corner posts these are 40mm long.|
|The 8mm card glue on flush with the top of the posts.& make up a roof from card & wood the very same way you did the floor.|
|The two towers I've since build the third one.|
|I think I'm save up here.|
|All taken a part for easy storage.|
So thanks for dropping in I hop you enjoyed it & found it useful & please call back again.