Thursday 9 September 2010

Artillery redoubt

Just working on an 1812 skirmish scenario which requires an artillery redoubt so thought I'd better build one. 
First step is to cut out the base from chip board. Great way to recycle some old crappy furniture. 

Glued a few gabions in place. Gabions are from Hovels.

Earth banking made from balsa wood. 

Gun platforms cut and glued in place then scored planking into them. 

Added some log protection.

Basetex applied. 

Sand dry brush on the soil. 

Made a few tools to scatter about the place. The shafts are made from cocktail sticks which are split at one end and then the card spades are slotted in.  Gun platforms painted with a watery flesh ink wash and the gabbions are painted sand and then given a chestnut brown ink wash.

Finished off with a bit of flock and leaf scatter. Will take some 'in action' pics later in week. 


  1. A very helpful, and well illustrated description. Thank you for posting.

  2. I've just been looking through your builds. They all look very nice and well made. Keep it up!