Thursday, February 21, 2008

Staking out the joint

The corners of the sections I left slightly angled so they could become corner pieces if needs be. Above can be seen an Angus McBride illustration, which served as a great insiration and reference piece.
The turf wall was now scored and cut with a modelling tool, to define the turf sections on the slope of the rampart.

Stakes were added to the turf slope. These were made from sharpened food skewers.
At the rear, wooden planking was laid down along the walkway. These were made by cutting up lengths of Balsa wood.

3 comments:

Still Anonymous said...

By the way, which book is it that includes that Angus McBride illustration? Is it useful for other Roman details, too?

Ave!

simon said...

Oh yes it's a great book, illustrated throughout by the Master himself. It goes through from Caesar to the third Century. I think it's a must for Roman reference and for pure enthusiasim.

The full title is:
Imperial Rome at War by Martin Windrow and Angus McBride.
Conocord publications company, isbn 962-361-608-2

I hope it is still in print, It's well worth the £12.99 if it is!

Still Anonymous said...

Cheers for the details! I must find a copy!

Ave!