As you can see by the pictures most windmills in Portugal were of the same design single tower and canvas sails rather than wooden sails found on other windmills in Europe.
starting point the cardboard tube cut to size with the help of a 60th rifleman to test the scale.
tube covered with a layer of air dry clay
To get the right texture of the stone, i have found the best way is to use a stone to mark or stab the clay this gives it the right look
Next i cut out the door and windows and using a blunt pencil i drew in the stone work. I found that after i had finished with the detail the clay had expanded due to me working on it, and it had become lose around the tube, so i cut the overlap off and gave the cardboard tub a coat of PVA glue to help the clay to stick to the tube. Once this work is done leave to dry mine took about 12 hours to dry.
all ready for the skirmish of Rolica.
Hope this has been an interesting look at windmill construction. Next up on the terrain building is some villages for the battle of Rolica. Till next time