I was sitting in the painting shed the other day, enjoying a coffee and a chat with my significant other, when I spied something useful sitting on the shelf.
Noting my devilish grin, Kat followed my gaze with a grin of her own and asked 'What is it this time ?'
Some spare little cardboard planter boxes for our gardening adventures had caught my eye, and transformed themselves into a new vision.
If I was cut them up and invert them, they would make brilliant towers for the corners of a Great Dedoubt, no doubt.
On to the pictures :
|Starting to come together now. Nice. The seedling planter towers are completely non-historical, but strangely plausible at the same time.|
|A closer view. I dont want this one to look too clean. I want it to look used - possibly the ruins of an older medieval or renaissance structure that has been bashed and battered over the years, and continuously added to with improvised structures.|
|Interior view of the side walls. No detail on the side wall in this case, I will let the paint do the talking for this one. I have made sure there are loopholes for musketry firing around the top edges of the walls.|
|Disaster ! Once again the defenders of the accursed Great Redoubt have been overcome ... and raging fires engulf the structure where the gun battery once had stood.|
So there is another scenery of the day. From concept to battlefield in .. probably a couple of hours of workbench time.
Total cost ? Not quite sure exactly, but certainly under the magic $2 mark.
Gotta love $2 scenic accessories that can happen in a day.
Please have a go at knocking up your own speculative defensive positions, and let me know how it went.