Just when I was ready to commit to those dimensions, I stumbled across a site that had an easy way to construct rectangles using the Golden Ratio. I wanted to stay with the blocks being 3/4" or 1/2" tall, so I went from there to make my Golden Rectangles. The larger blocks became wider, going from 1" to 1-3/16", while the smaller became narrower, now only 3/4" wide. I scribed a sample of it as well. The Ratio has been in use since Antiquity, its main function being that it "looks nice".
Something about the second choice left me ......unsatisfied. But I thought I'd give the Golden ratio one more try. I increased the height of the large blocks to 1" and the small blocks to 3/4". This arrangement I really liked. I realize both sizes are a bit large, but hey, the Númenoreans and the Dwarves were great builders. Besides, the fewer blocks I have to scribe, the faster things go. Keep in mind, I do call them 'The Long Walls'.
The most time-consuming operation about the Fort was constructing the buttresses at every opening and the corners. And though I used numerous jigs to mass produce their components, they still took an inordinate amount of time to assemble. Why not take the time to make a very nice master of the buttress, from which I could make a mold, then resin-cast multiple copies? So that's what I did. Here you can see I carried-over most of the motifs found on the Fort. The large capital is about 1" deep, and is designed to support an overhanging shooting position, similar to the ballista's on the Fort.
Not every buttress will be supporting an overhang, so I made this thinner capital. (Oh, did I forget to mention all the pieces were modular? Boy, is my face red.)
I even made an extension for taller walls.
Or use the larger capital as a base for the extension, and you have a buttress for a shorter wall.
Turn the extension upside-down, and you have a whole other look.
Guess there's no excuse to not start scribing a ton of walls. 'Til then, Don