With the Carib huts done. I turned my attention to a rope bridge. The Jungle crawl ended with the pirates finding a rope bridge leading to the Carib village so how to make a rope bridge???
I started by building a quick wood support to help in the construction phase. This was made from some wood scraps I had lying about. I drilled a few holes and bent some heavy wire. In this case, it’s actually a couple pieces of welding rod bent to shape. I soldered these together to form the actual support for the bridge.
Next I cut many many random length skewers using my new miter cutter.
I then “tied” each “log” to the support frame. Working my way from one end to the other of the bridge took a surprisingly long time (a couple hours), so far I think it’s looking good. And, it’s quite strong so far. 🙂
Next, I need to build the end landings of the bridge. More to come…
Nice work. I find that half the battle is coming up with the materials and techniques to make it look right and not anachronistic. Can’t wait to see the end results!
Anachro what? That’s a mighty big word in there. We’re not but humble pirates. :)) I agree though. I have often started a project only to crash headlong into “complications.” Ropes/vines definitely fall into the anachronistic complications. But, I think the most troubling aspect of this project is how to make it more storable as its getting quite large.