Sunday, August 22, 2010
How to Build a Samurai Gate w/Tower
Just a quick update of this project - which I will see through! Finished enough wall sections for the majority of the Taira camp. I ended up redoing the original two sections to have the vertical boards closer together - actually touching. This looked better - confirmed by my wife who's my best critic - totally (brutally?) honest. I'm almost done with the main gate - just need to add a roof. The gates themselves open and close - using dowels to turn on. The larger blocks of wood are balsa, so very easy to work with.
The ship can be removed from the base. A sheet of plasticard was glued to the bottom of the foamcore to not only "catch" the ship, but also to help stiffen the foamcore in case it might warp with the silicon and painting.