|The two curtain rail ends|
Amongst my Dad's tools is this awesome device. A series of sliding pins, looking much like a comb. Push the pins against the shape you want to replicate to copy the shape. Ideal for cutting angular pieces to go against a more complex conic shape.
|The base with a backboard.|
|A doorway for the back wall|
|Doorway construction completed using card|
|and attached to the backboard|
I painted the camp back and base to look slightly decayed.. brown, layered with a beige/bone colour, then given a brown wash.
I then painted an area to look as if stucco had fallen away to reveal coloured bricks beneath.
|The floor tiles were scribed with a sharp point, then given a black and a brown wash along the lines|
|I added a gable front, again made from heavy card|
The completed minarets attached to the base, wiht a 'stained glass' effect painted on the front, and leadlight window look (black bars and plain glass) on the sides.
Finally (and always a part of the plan - I'd drilled holes in the top of the minarets to accomodate flag poles) .. the minarets with flags on top. These in particular were intended to reinforce the aesthetic coherence of the army.