You will need to make 34 castings of mold #88 to make all the walls for the 8 board sections in the original game. That is a lot of casting. You might consider getting 2 copies of mold #88 to cut your casting time in half.
There is no need to cast all of the pieces, so instead we'll just cast the ones we need. Below is a photo of mold #88. Fill the bottom area with plaster and ignore the thin pieces on the top and sides. This will save you plaster and time. If you're wondering what the thin pieces are used for, visit our Tips & Tricks 25 page.
After casting the mold 34 times you will end up with 34 double post walls, 136 single post walls, 34 posts and 34 door halves.
We will need to glue some of these pieces together to make painting easier.
Glue together 26 door halves to make 13 complete doors.
Glue 25 extra posts onto single post walls. This will give you 25 additional double post walls.
After the glue dries, you will end up painting 59 double post walls, 111 single post walls and 13 complete doors.
I painted the wall pieces using the castle gray colors shown on the painting instructions page.
I must warn you that these wall sections take a long time to paint. You'll spend more time painting these than you will doing anything else on this project.
One thing I did to speed up the process was to dip the pieces in the darkest color of paint. Put a rubber glove on one hand and dip each end of the wall section into the paint. Then with the other hand, use a brush to push off the excess paint and set each wall piece onto a piece of wax paper.
This first coat of paint (the darkest color) is the most time consuming to do. Once you get through it, the rest of the painting will go more quickly.
The doors will take a little time to paint. Start by painting the outside stone the exact same way as you did the wall pieces. Don't worry if you get gray paint on the wood part of the door.
Next, paint just the wood of the door dark brown. When dry, dry-brush light brown on top of it. To make this dry-brushing job a little easier, look at my door template from my Tips & Tricks 25 page.
Finally, I painted the hinges and ring black, and then lightly painted silver on the very tops of them.