Friday, February 21, 2014

The Walls of Moria... WIP

Looking ahead to some more of the scenarios we'll be playing in our Fellowship of the Ring Campaign... I've stared working on models and terrain I am going to have to get completed...

Arwen carrying Frodo On Asfaloth is base painted, on the painting table, and tonight I made a start on the Walls of Moria. This is used in the Watcher in the Water scenario,... and can also be used later in the Dwarrowdelf and Bridge of Khazad Dum scenarios...

Here's what I knocked up tonight... wifey-poos was working late and the kids were happy playing Lego-LOTR together on the PC - I could hear the giggles from where I was working... so I had a spare moment or two...



Its three layers of dense poly sheet glued together, and based and backed with 5mm MDF for strength... clamped while it dries overnight.

This is roughly what I was following, though I didn't what it to look like three layers so I added lots of little bits... to break it up...

Once the PVA is dry, I'll be using some filler to start filling gaps and building up a textured surface, that will be finished, once that's dry, with a coat of sand-textured paint...

Oh and I've ordered the extra wargs I needed for the Hounds of Sauron and Lothlorien scenarios...shhh... don't tell the wife... I've been spending again! ;-)

Bye for now...

16 comments:

  1. Nice one Scott. This looks very good. Can't wait to see it painted up and ready for use.

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  2. Very cool Scott! I too am interested in seeing it all painted up!

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  3. Once again, your scratch-built terrain looks better than off-the-shelf stuff. Impressive work as always. Dean

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  4. Very nice Scott.Keep inspiring us!
    Panagiotis.

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  5. Ooh pretty. I'm quite enjoying your journey through Middle Earth, its keeping me inspired!

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  6. Very cool looks good and effective.

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  7. Awesome Scott. I may need to build one of these for my new WFB Dwarf army. Where abouts are you sourcing your dense poly-sheet and what is it costing you?

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    1. Thanks Nate.... I have had this stuff for a while - this is from left overs from prior projects.... the last time I got it , it was from Forman Insulation, based in the Hutt, Wello. They do Styrodur and Styrofoam products IIRC... Cant recall the price, but drop them a line, they have been helpful answering queries in the past...

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  8. Nice work Scott, looks pretty cool!

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  9. Very pretty. What do you expect to be the time/foot, after figuring it out on the first one?

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    1. Well its 2 foot long and 8" high. This took me a couple of hours to cut out and glue together. Another hour or so to cover in filler. Then painting.... Its a fairly easy and quick project compared to other terrain tasks I have done (the victorian houses took months!). This will be done in a couple of days... I may make a couple of extension pieces each 1 foot long to extend the whole to 4 foot...

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  10. Awesome stuff Scott. Looks like it will work a treat.

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  11. That looks brilliant! What sort of glue do you need to use on polystyrene?

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    1. Thanks - just simple PVA wood glue. but I made sure about the mdf base and back glued and camped at same time, to avoid warping...

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  12. That looks fantastic. I find it really hard to carve the foam like that.

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  13. I'm really enjoying this trip through the FotR book; it's dragging up a lot of memories. The Moria scenarios are great fun.

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