Imperial Fortress

2017-01-13 Khaiell

Futuristic castle is an oxymoron but as it looks cool it is something you may want to build. This is how. The guide may be useful for any walls, not just fortresses.

More tagged: bunkers · castle
Picture described below
WH40k Castle: The Gate
WH40k Castle/Fortress Made Of CardboardWH40k Castle: The Gate From Inside / PortcullisWH40k Castle: Work In ProgressWH40k Castle: Work In Progress
  • The walls are modular in the sense they don't need to be glued to the towers and can be arranged in different ways for each battle.

1. This project expands upon the imperial bunkers/bastions. You will need four of them for a standard setup. You may build them at the same time as the walls.

2. Download plans in PDF. Note that they are scaled to be printed on an A3-sized paper sheet and that they are for a single wall section (so you need to have four for a classic castle shape).

3. Cut appropriate pieces from a cardboard sheet.

4. Glue the pieces together:

WH40k Castle: Work In Progress

5. Add some details as a gate. I made a portcullis from toothpicks. It does not make sense (would have to slide sideways) but it does not matter as the entire castle does not make sense in the age of rocket backpacks, antigrav tanks, teleporters and city-levelling guns ☺

WH40k Castle: Work In Progress

6. Finish the walls with one of the methods for simulating concrete.

7. Have fun!

See the pictures as separate pages: WH40k Castle: The Gate * WH40k Castle/Fortress Made Of Cardboard * WH40k Castle: The Gate From Inside / Portcullis * WH40k Castle: Work In Progress * WH40k Castle: Work In Progress

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