So first of all I strengthened each wheel by adding struts.
Again I was using PVA glue so lots of time needed for the drying.
Next I moved on to the Tripod on which the whole thing would be mounted. I decided to give Foamboard a go.
I measured up and drew out the shape that I wanted and strengthened the foot area to give more purchase. Then I cut out my 'A' shape frames.
I added some support at the back by way of skewers. Very effective. I pierced the foot to make sure that the weight would go all the way down and used PVA again down the length of the skewer. Lots of it.
Then I began to contemplate the pods. I had something in mind like a gondela with windows but if I was going to use them for battling I needed something more practical.
I cut out the shapes from foam board and then used cocktail sticks to dowel the sides to the floor pieces. This will make them strong enough to hold the models. I then needed to any the sides onto the wheel. I came up with the idea of using the metal pieces from clothes pegs. I seems to work.
1. I want to be able to disassemble for storage and indeed painting .... emmm?
2. I think there will need to be more cross bracing and this is proving difficult with the low hanging and 360 degree rotating baskets ...
3. Will it be strong enough?
4. Why will any of the models use it - should it give access to something up high?
Anyway - I am loving pulling it together.
More to follow.