Some minor progress and the fortress wall. I've dug / cut out the insides of all the wall sections to give me more room.
Although using my freehand foam cutter made a bit of a mess in some.
Other set backs include not being able to find any silver acrylic paint locally and thought I'd try an oil-based one. That is for the metal work and I did a test piece 2 weeks ago and it still hasn't dried properly. I have some proper acrylic silver now though. One other thing occupying my time was how to avoid using expensive washes on this project. On one of my Chaos Dwarf builds this last year, I used a ton of expensive GW Agrax wash. Mine is entry No 9 here discourse.chaos-dwarfs.com/t/artisans-contest-xxx-voting/846 . I decided to browse a bit and make my own, so I'm waiting for a trip to go past a proper art shop for more ingredients.
Also whilst browsing here I did see some walls with gates and having thought of it previously I decided that I definitely wanted one. So the plan is for a railway bridge across the defended river. Two bastions flanking the tracks and a gate barring access through the wall. I've made a start
Small update on the fortress wall. I've been working on all of them in spurts. I saw someone do this on a ? facebook terrain site. It uses a spiky wheel from "somewhere" to put indents into the model and gives the illusion of rivets. The strips of steel (IE cardboard) are 5ml wide there.
And a cute little spooder came to help.
Although scale wise the spider would be the size of a small dog and the troops might not be so happy
Another thing I need is a cheaper (than store bought) wash. Almost sorted that out and I'll hopefully try it tonight.
I actually have some sections of track in the shed somewhere, but I cannot find them. I really can't afford to buy more so I will be attempting to make some as they don't need to be functioning electric and I've really been into an "I want to make stuff for myself" theme for a while now.