For use in the same upcoming War of 1812 game as the recently made blockhouse and stockade, I need a woodlands Indian village that will consist of four bark covered lodges and probably a bit of camp clutter.
While there are several nice models on the market from Acheson Designs, I chose to make my own.
To start with I took a piece of 30mm polystyrene foam that came with some piece of flat pack furniture out of which I cut squares of about 50-60mm and then trimmed them into a rough dome.
Then using my favourite epoxy putty the bark was fixed to the exterior of the dome in overlapping panels.
When all the panels were in place (each layer was one evening’s work and then the material was left until the next day to cure) I added branches from trees to the exterior.
Finally I added a base to finish the model.
And here is the painted model.