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Assembling the Samurai Watchtower : Part 3

2020-02-14 by David

We're completing the assembly of the new samurai watchtower today, with the top level and roof - see previous blogs for guides for the base level and mid-level.




The top level of the watchtower is pretty simple to assemble, but please check that you have the floor aligned correctly with the staircases from lower levels.

 

As for the other levels, the front (and back) of the level has small nubs on the outside. In the photo above, the front side is on the bottom right.

 

I would also recommend testing the fit several times whilst gluing, to make sure that the pegs from lower levels fit the holes in the bottom of this level's frame.





Next, we need to add a few horizontal beams to the front and back of the outside.





When those are dry, gently flip the frame over and glue more horizontal beams to the sides, resting on the previously glued beams as shown.





The last stage for the top level is to glue some large wooden shields to the inside of the level. As on the reconstruction at Sakusai Castle, 3 shields on each side are recommended, but none on the staircase side - as this would be facing the inside of the castle.





Here's the completed top level. The staircase side of the building (the front on our model) has no shields, and is shown bottom right in the photo above.





For the roof of the tower, you simply need to print 2 copies of the piece and then glue them together. This is the only piece that requires print supports.

 

 

So here is Shin and Taro, tasked with completing the watchtower build....









A few people commented on Facebook that the painting looked like it was going to be tricky, but I'm actually aiming to complete the whole thing in about 2 hours, with a good use of rattlecan sprays and some quick drybrushing. Fingers crossed.....

 


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