Sunday, March 23, 2014

How to Build a Yamato (Pre-Samurai) Fortress Gate

Used some left over plasticard to construct the "mandatory" camp for my Pre-Samurai DBA army. It is based upon a reconstruction of the Western Gate of Ki Castle.
Here is what the reconstructed fortress looks like. Note the distinctive Yamato style shields lining the upper portion of the gate house. I'm leaving off the roof so an element base can occupy the top platform.
Here are the main components for the fortress. The plasticard was scored with an engraving pen to simulate the wood grain as well as the separate planking. I placed measurements on the base prior to construction - thinking I'd use them. As it turned out the construction was on the fly and mostly eye-balled.
The structure with the upper platform off. It fits onto an 100mm X 60mm bases - which conforms to the 2.2 version of rules that camps must be sized to "fit into a rectangle the length plus width of which totals no more than 4 element base widths."

15 comments:

  1. I look forward to seeing how it turns out.

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  2. You could probably also sculpt the roof and make it removable when the camp is occupied by an element not the camp defenders, if I remember my DBA correctly.

    I too look forward to this when you're done!

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  3. Once again, another interesting terrain piece. Your game table will look terrific when everything is arrayed for battle.

    Nice!

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  4. Man I wish I could build like that, lovely!

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  5. Thank you all very much for your continued interest and kind comments. Hopefully post pictures of the completed piece tonight when I get home from work. Best, Dean

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  6. Fabulous bit of scratch building Dean, it already looks awesome.

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  7. Oh this is going to be interesting!

    Christopher

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  8. That is pretty awesome Dean. Now you need to make some castle for your upcoming siege game.

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  9. Thanks a lot for the nice comments, Gentlemen! Much appreciate - motivates me in this DBA venture. :) Dean

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