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Airfix Fort Sahara.

Posted by Jaques on 13 Apr 2018, 03:29

Hi friends.

Updating the work.
version 1 desert without tiles.

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Stable.
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Solitary confinement.
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Command.
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Troop accommodations and chimney of the kitchen.
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Fuel. Coal and Wood.
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Version 2 with tiles.
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Posted by Wiking on 13 Apr 2018, 04:16

Good idea nice combination.

You show us two options for your planned Shara Fort.
The first option without tiles fit into a dessert to my eyes.
The second option we can see look like more for a roman camp without the brown house.
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Posted by Susofrick on 13 Apr 2018, 08:32

Eh, with so much work of your own, maybe you just as well scratchbuild the whole thing? I love the idea to combine two forts, but you are adding so much so it is almost like you make it all from start. However, lovely project that I hope to follow!
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Posted by Jaques on 13 Apr 2018, 17:41

Hi , friends.

Many thanks for the comments.
test pieces with several figures.

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Posted by Peter on 13 Apr 2018, 20:16

Looks real nice! I like it a lot! :thumbup:
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Posted by MABO on 14 Apr 2018, 17:42

Me too and I am waiting for the next steps.
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Posted by StellarX on 15 Apr 2018, 16:13

Lovely work - and an inspirational post, thank you!
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Posted by Jaques on 21 Apr 2018, 00:03

Hi , friends. :yeah:

Many thanks for the comments.

Comparison of size and thickness between an original strong and using two strong, the modified.
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Posted by Jaques on 28 Apr 2018, 00:01

Hi , friends. :yeah:

Texture and color.

I'm using the following formula, from left to right:
1- white glue.
2 - Mass for finishing of construction, in two different colors.
3- Water.
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I mix 4 parts of the lighter mass, with 1 part of the darkest one.
I add white glue to the water. Then I mix everything, as if I were making cement.
The white glue sticks to the mixture firmly, without loosening, in the plastic.
The texture of the piece will depend on the amount of water used.
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Posted by Jaques on 28 Apr 2018, 00:08

When applying with a brush, the color will appear very dark, but after drying it becomes much clearer, as you can see in the last photo.


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Posted by Ochoin on 28 Apr 2018, 02:55

You've taken quite a nice model & produced something extraordinary.

My congratulations.
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Posted by Jaques on 04 May 2018, 23:07

Hi Ochoin.
Many thanks .
Friends' comments are encouragement to continue the work.

Now the well.

I used again, home building material. this time, plastic pipe connections.
I used the same technique of texture of the walls of the fort, but with less amount of water mixed with glue and greater amount of mass in the dissolution.
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Posted by Jaques on 05 May 2018, 01:36

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Posted by ironzentaur on 05 May 2018, 17:38

Nice idea! The airfix Sahara fort was my very first building. Unfortunately i sold it when i was about 15, - uh... 40 years ago...
Where are the figures from? Never seen them before!
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Posted by Jaques on 05 May 2018, 18:09

Many thanks.
The figures are my creations.

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Posted by MABO on 06 May 2018, 22:20

Your figures are once more a great creation. And I like your idea for the well. Simple but clever and good looking!
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Posted by Beano Boy on 07 May 2018, 15:28

Interesting comments guys, especially the one from our great Forum friend Gunnar,who raised the question of scratch building it all.

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The original complete opened kit £70.00 could be saved by the pieces being used as templates to draw around. This would be a good choice for any budding enthusiast who have one, and who wants to dabble and toy around with glue and a dozen or so extra pieces costing very little.

However this is not a criticism of this work,`Which has been beautifully put together' :thumbup: ,
but more of an alternative route that others could follow if they wished. :-D OK?

Splendid works indeed Jaques. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by Susofrick on 08 May 2018, 07:41

You are updating so fast so I can't comment in time! But I LOVE it!!! Agree with Donald (Ochoin)
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Posted by Jaques on 11 May 2018, 23:49

Hi , friends.

thanks for the comments and compliments. they are stimulus in the continuation of this long work.

continuing ...
Accessories :

Optional wooden platforms.
The materials used are thin acetate pieces of packaging, super glue and ice cream sticks.
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The toothpicks are easy to cut with scissors, in the size you want. By having a much lower price than balsa wood, you do not have to worry about making a mistake and losing the piece. comes a lot of quantity in the packaging.
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After cutting the toothpicks to the size you want, use super glue and place the toothpicks on the piece of acetate to give firmness and stability between the joints of the toothpicks, but the piece of acetate should be smaller so that it does not appear in the final work.
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After the dry piece, you can, with a blade, make incisions to give the impression that several woods are glued together.
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It is possible to make other constructions using this technique, spending little money. The end result is that.
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Posted by Jaques on 12 May 2018, 00:05

Feeder.
Used material :
Epoxy paste, dried garden grass, white glue, varnish and paint dye wall.
I made the epoxy feeder, pasted the grass with glue, and the water was made from the varnish mixture with dye. The texture was made in the same way as the walls of the fort.
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