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    Geof Downton
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    Another Biblical building, this time a watchtower. Used for looking out over fields, olive groves and vineyards, to ensure the security of the crop and the enthusiasm of the workforce.

    Built from thick greyboard with blocks made from thinner card plastered with PVA and sand.

    Roofed with model railway ‘reeds’ on a bamboo kebab skewer frame.

    The lookout is an Arabic civilian from Essex and the Hoopoe is a OO scale woodpecker with a cigarette paper crest.

    Bushes are from Tajima1 Miniatures.

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #147230
    Mike
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    That is excellent.
    You are inspiring me to finish off my Palace for my own games.

    Keep up the good work!

    #147231
    Geof Downton
    Participant

    Thanks, please delete the dodgy version without pictures – not sure how that happened!

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #147248
    Mike
    Keymaster

    So did you cut the wall as on shape and then curl/bend it and stick it down?

    #147250
    Geof Downton
    Participant

    So did you cut the wall as on shape and then curl/bend it and stick it down?

    Yes, I found an app online which helped calculate what section/size of circle was needed to bend into a truncated cone…

    https://craig-russell.co.uk/demos/cone_calculator/

    …then made and modified a  couple of paper prototypes to properly cope with the staircase.

     

    Coming next: the King’s palace…

     

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #147251
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Sweet and Sweet!

    #147315
    Thuseld
    Participant

    I came here for a Battlestar Galactica reference. I came away with an inspirational model to look at. That looks amazing.

    #147317
    Geof Downton
    Participant

    Thank you, and thanks for making me aware of another version of the song – I may have to borrow my son’s BG DVDs…

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

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