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Anton Ryzbak01 Nov 2019 10:43 p.m. PST


While working on another terrain project I ran into a period of time when all I could do was watch the plaster dry……then this happened


Anton Ryzbak02 Nov 2019 11:52 a.m. PST

I got the rest of it done now, same link

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2019 10:10 a.m. PST

Looks great so far!

Thanks for sharing your design, pics, and progress.

What brand of foam cutter are you using, and what are the dimensions of your wall straight pieces/blocks, and height?

I suspect this will look amazing when finished.

I need to get one of those to make some castles too – Italian Renaissance, and Late Medieval.

CeruLucifus03 Nov 2019 11:40 a.m. PST

Anton Ryzbak, this looks great. Thanks for posting.

Thresher01, on the blog, Anton says he is using a Proxxon hot wire cutter. Possibly this one? Proxxon THERMOCUT 115/E link

In the picture of the 2 wall blocks plus parapet, he says the parapet strip is 3/16x1/4" and the base bevel is 3/4" square cut to 45 degrees. Going off those dimensions, I would guess the wall blocks are cut from 2" thick insulation foam.

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2019 1:09 p.m. PST

You are the man, Anton! What an impressive project! So spur-of-the-moment, but once you're done I predict no one looking at it will ever guess that was the case.

I just finished painting a commercially produced Late 17th/18th Century Vauban fort, and have been debating whether to try to customize a grander multi-story gatehouse. Though I use a kitchen knife instead of a Proxxon for Blue Foam, you have inspired me to give it a shot and try to add a homemade piece to the fortress. Thank you!

Anton Ryzbak03 Nov 2019 10:41 p.m. PST

Mad Guru,
Best of luck. European gatehouses got to be quite ornate, check out for some inspiration.

I am shipping this little baby off to Gallocelt for him to complete and add to his collection. With luck he will keep us up to speed on his progress.

I did feel an urge to make another one,, just because….

I think that I will restrain myself and make a couple of earthwork forts and a gun battery or three.

Thanks for the kind words.

CeruLucifus is right, it is a Proxxon Thermocut 115/E, a handy tool, especially after you make a couple of jigs for it.

The wall sections are 66mm in height (a byproduct of the unusual sized foam that I got as industrial off-cuts) and 2.5" deep by 5.5" long. I was trying to duplicate the old Greenfield walls but, like all my projects, went off the rails rather early in the job. Those dimensions are approximate, I rarely measure anything and pretty much just eyeball it as I go along.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2019 6:07 p.m. PST

You are welcome.

Thanks to both of you for the details on the unit you are using, and the wall sizes too.

Anton Ryzbak06 Nov 2019 9:27 a.m. PST


If you have something specific in mind it would be no trouble to knock together the blue board body of the model (that IS the easy apart of it, after all)and send it to you.

Borderguy19006 Nov 2019 10:12 p.m. PST

Very nice!

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