|A Rolling Stone?|
I wanted a round fountain but wasn't sure what would work well until I saw my daughter unwrapping a ribbon from a spool. Combined with the stones we used making our stone walls, and the printed cobblestone streets and we had a plan.
Start with the ribbon spool and cut the top part to get an outer rim. Use plenty of PVA glue in the edges of the wheel and roll it in a bowl full of the small stones we used for the walls. You will have to do this over a while as each part dries, otherwise the top falls away as it rolls. Frustrating.
Then just let it dry. Add more stone individually into any gaps that are created and you effectively get a round stone wall for the fountain base.
|A Roman gets a more modern use|
A couple of tiddly winks/plastic circles were used for the base and top of the column.
A suitable Roman Soldier was volunteered to guard a new position. The heads from which we would have water pouring out were spares from our Warlord Games plastic British infantry. Just trim the necks so they are at roughly the right angle on the column.
While that was drying we undercoated the cardboard with grey paint.
|Base coated with a few coins thrown in|
|A base made from MDF|
|Just add water|
We then left this to dry for a few days. Some clear plastic thread was glued to the mouths of the heads and into the water using some craft glue. When this dried we added more realistic water.
|I'll just pop in here for some "medicinal remedy".|
Now we have a fountain worth fighting over. Even if it just for the loose change!