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Airfix Fort Sahara.

Posted by Jaques on 10 Feb 2018, 22:38

Hi, friends.
There are some conversions and tutorials on the internet from the old Sahara Airfix fort.
I started a project using two forts.
The idea is that in the end, it is dismountable and multifunctional.
these are the first images. This week is Carnival in Brazil :-D , next week I'll post more photos.
I hope you enjoy and suggestions are welcome.
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Posted by sansovino on 11 Feb 2018, 12:56

I like your idea of combing and adding to create a still bigger and a more realistic fort - let us watch how it will develop further..
I recommend you to rework also the surfaces of the old Airfix walls to achieve a more convincing surface - eventually to study old north african clay buildings. You can use eventually Milliput or Greenstuff to achieve a better wall structures....
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Posted by Paul on 11 Feb 2018, 13:07

I turned mine into a Monastery :-D
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A couple more pics and the re-construction HERE
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Posted by Peter on 12 Feb 2018, 11:41

Is Carnival in Brazil more important than moddeling? :shock:

Can you give me a good reason for that? :eh:
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Posted by Jaques on 12 Feb 2018, 12:42

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Posted by Peter on 12 Feb 2018, 12:58

:shock: That's what I call very good reasons! ;-) :thumbup:

Have fun my friend! :thumbup:
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Posted by FredG on 12 Feb 2018, 13:11

That was a very convincing reply. :beer:

This would be a great scene to do in 1/72 too.

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Posted by Jaques on 12 Feb 2018, 13:29

:joker:
Yes ! My friends.
but as a Brazilian, why do something on the 1/72 scale if I have on the 1/1 scale? :occasion: :beer: :joker:
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Posted by Susofrick on 12 Feb 2018, 15:18

Will follow this with interest! What? Fort AND carnival of course! :mrgreen: Think I have two forts lying around somewhere so this will be very interesting!
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Posted by FredG on 12 Feb 2018, 15:26

Jaques wrote: :joker:
Yes ! My friends.
but as a Brazilian, why do something on the 1/72 scale if I have on the 1/1 scale? :occasion: :beer: :joker:


Women 1/1 scale - Men 1/72 :winky:
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Posted by Jaques on 14 Feb 2018, 17:19

Hi , friends.

The Carnival is over. Let's go back to the tutorial.
First the original strong Airfix and its dimensions :
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Posted by Jaques on 14 Feb 2018, 17:50

Now the pieces to be used using 2 fortees :
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Then mount a part of the fort in the traditional way:

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From this point, two options can be made.
A) You can use the two parts of the ports, getting your fort with two entrances, or sanding to fill one of the parts with plastic mass.
In that option, it will imply that you reduce the size of the opposite wall to have symmetry, causing a small reduction in the size of the fort :
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Option B) This is what I'm going to do.
I will use the other wall, bigger and fill the gap by cutting and gluing a part of the part of one of the doors that fits the building:
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Posted by Peter on 14 Feb 2018, 18:13

I'm watching Jaques! Looks very interesting! :thumbup:
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Posted by Susofrick on 15 Feb 2018, 09:07

Watching too! And agree with Peter!
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Posted by C M Dodson on 15 Feb 2018, 09:56

Interesting stuff. I love the monastery idea Paul.

Looking forward to seeing this finished.

Best wishes,

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Posted by Ochoin on 15 Feb 2018, 10:43

There's no current source for the Airfix Fort Sahara, is there? Apart from ridiculously priced EBay ones?


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Posted by Jaques on 15 Feb 2018, 13:57

Hi, friends.
Many thanks for the comments.
finished the first phase of the fort format, we now go the stage of its construction.
The first problem to be solved is the wall thickness and platform height.
The Arfix legionary suffers an even more cruel discipline in Legiao. You have to be sentinel with your backpack and your gear. In addition, it is only with the legs protected. Between the openings of the wall, his crotch becomes a target for the Arabs to target their "precious."
I will make another platform and use plastic mass to increase the thickness of the wall. I think it will be a bit uneven, but maybe, it can look more real and less "Hollywood".
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Posted by Susofrick on 15 Feb 2018, 15:48

Ouch!
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Posted by Jaques on 17 Feb 2018, 20:29

Hello friends.
Continuing. Increasing the thickness of the walls:

After testing to check the adhesion of the plastic mass on the parts, I made a silicone mold:
1)
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As you can see in the photo, the mold was made deeper than the original part, to be able to pour the plastic mass diluted in styrene monomer.
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The difference in thickness can be seen in this comparison.
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I still use the mold to make parts of the internal constructions of the same texture of the walls. The key is to cut into the desired shape by removing the part from the mold before hardening completely.
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Posted by Jaques on 24 Feb 2018, 17:33

Hi , friends.
Continuing, some internal constructions of the fort:

1) Parts Airfix waterloo farmhouse , chimney, Airfix command post.
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2)Parts of toy and scenarios for model of electric train, sanded for better adhesion of texture.
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