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.