Fortifications

In no particular order, here are some quick and cheap fortification ideas.

Domino walls

Buy cheap dominoes. You’ll need the boxes as well as the dominoes.

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Carve/scrape some stone-like surfaces to the dominoes and glue them down onto the boxes …

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Chop some dominoes in half to make the crenelations ….

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Foam board glued behind …

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Cheap gesso paint slapped on (if thick this adds texture) …

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Paint, washing and perhaps dry-brushing …

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Small artillery fort (emplacement)

Buy cheap wooden box …

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Flip the lid and carve crenelations. Score stone-block effect on soft wood.

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Make foam board earthworks base …

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Plasticine, coated in glue …

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Paint, stormpole/palisade, sprinkle some sand while wet …

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Add gessoed and painted stone tower …

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Gabions

Buy cheap pound shop cooking mesh and cheap fish tank gravel…

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Cut the mesh …

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Sew into shape …

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Base and pour in some gravel …

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Small artillery fort

Eat your gift biscuits or cake, save the tin (Or, if you are me, save almost everything) …

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Tape up the tin so that you can apply gesso and paint easier …

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Gesso …

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Paint …

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Wall towers 

Cheap boxes of appropriate shapes are scored to look like stone blocks …

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Thinner gesso applied, then painted …

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BTW, if you build anything, build the battered versions too (!) …

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More ‘before’ and ‘after’ collapses to follow soon – just need to dig them out and photo them!

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