FIW – Sharp Practice in 6mm – Part 5 Fort Al Dente!

In the last update I toyed with the idea of doing a fort –“wooden palisade type with some vaubanesque feel to the corner sections optimised for the scale and basing I have for the miniatures“.

fort-2

As the 6mm scale, rightfully, is primarily used for large scale battles where a small set of buildings represents a village or even a town, it is difficult to find commercial buildings that are appropriate to allow the full “6mm skirmish experience”.  With this I mean the individual maneuvering around, on top of and inside buildings. In addition, as the models are based on relatively wide bases (in my case 9mm – in scale about 8 feet) there are difficult to fit in confined spaces if these are in true scale to the miniature. I set out to “design” the fort so that I could use palisade walking ramps and the interior of the buildings as part of the overall experience. This creates somewhat exaggerated features  – but it works.

I used the footprint above and I stuck this on top of vinyl floor tiles and got on with it.  Materials used are patience, thin Spaghetti, coffee stirrers, matches and a few 10mm by 1mm maples strips.

I then gave it a first coat of paint and some dry brushing.  I still have to sort out some material for the roofs and an underlay for the fort courtyard – so almost done.

/ All the best

One thought on “FIW – Sharp Practice in 6mm – Part 5 Fort Al Dente!

  1. Pingback: FIW – Sharp Practice in 6mm – Part 6 Inspiration and Some Progress – Roll a One

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