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Offline Featherstone

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Terrain: 28mm Egyptian Tomb Project
« on: March 01, 2018, 04:23:39 PM »
A look at what has actually been something like four months in the making: our 28mm Egyptian Tomb! As none of us are 28mm tall (not even those that claim it) we've recruited some guides...

Firstly then, we show you the tomb in all its glory:



Next, our guides, fresh from a sightseeing leave in Cairo, to take us through the premises at “eye” level, 1902. From left: Sergeant Henri Deniger, Korporaal Marcilius Oord, and Soldaat Malongah of the Belgian Force Publique. Here they step down into the second entrance from bottom left above.



The well-room, with the guardian-statue of Anubis towering at four and a half meters.



Can’t go that way! There appears to have been a cave-in on the way to the Eastern lamp-obelisk room.



How does one remove a five-meter golden statue of Horus from an antechamber under another fifteen meters of rock? Then again, how does one get it in here?



In a forward burial chamber, the Sergeant discovers clay tubes containing scrolls of unknown antiquity. Hieroglyphs line the walls, perhaps giving clues…



…about the occupants, as Soldaat Malongah has discovered with some concern.



Moving on! Through the bath hall serving as the central hub of the tombs. Suspiciously-hollow ornamental scarab beetles are recessed into the walls… something seems to buzz inside them.



Perhaps we’d best take another route… A giant cobra is coiled in the passage ahead, hissing angrily!



The visitors make a detour through the Hall of Plagues, stopping only briefly at the grotesque artifacts. That skull, for instance, is real… Who knows what they represent?



Most interesting to the career soldiers is the Hall of Conquest, with weapons identified from every major empire and region of Old Kingdom antiquity… and then some.



Sergeant Deniger contemplates taking a souvenier khopesh… but there’s a reason they haven’t been moved by other visitors.



A spider-web spanning the passage ahead forces another detour…



… to the Burial Chamber of the Royal Family (or Harem, depending upon the translation). Soldaat Malongah appears to take particular interest in the statue of Bast.



Meanwhile, the Sergeant and his enlisted man pay a visit to the resident, the “Nameless Pharaoh”.



Nothing to see here — just organ jars and a bloody mummification table.



The Force Publiquers pass out through the Altar Room, a hall of almost whitish sandstone. The myths and pagan gods seem to peer at them from the walls.



A few lizards wish not to be disturbed in an adjoining corridor. And is that… a viking?



What poor unfortunate soul perished here? Was it a fault in the tiles… or a trap?



Ah, the famed Hall of Luxuries! Even the Sergeant’s eyes are wide at the piles of gold.



Someone’s been here before, quite some time ago.



What once was a bountiful supply of food for the afterlife in the Hall of Harvest is now either dried to a stony texture or ransacked by previous visitors. As it seems, the statue of Sobek fell asleep on his watch.



Time waning in the day, the visitors document the inhabitant’s resting place…



… and take a daguerreotype selfie with him. Such tourists!



The entirety of the tomb is segmented and fits in a standard 72-litre storage tub, with room for all of the removable details and perils. Depending on your definition of "pulp," we've already used it in a custom scenario for CONGO successfully run at Pensacon 2018 (Pensacola, FL, USA). The AAR, as well as progress reports on the build, can be found on our blog, Hollywood Games Co. Well worth the long, dusty road to see it finished, and hoping to run some Pulp Alley in here soon...

Offline Elk101

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Re: Terrain: 28mm Egyptian Tomb Project
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2018, 05:08:53 PM »
Great bit of work, very well done. I like the details you've added.

Offline Malamute

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Re: Terrain: 28mm Egyptian Tomb Project
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2018, 05:21:16 PM »
Very good :)
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Offline OSHIROmodels

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Re: Terrain: 28mm Egyptian Tomb Project
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2018, 05:21:57 PM »
Love it  :)

Do you have removable 'lids' for the separate chambers so people can't see whats coming next?

Offline Big Martin Back

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Re: Terrain: 28mm Egyptian Tomb Project
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2018, 05:35:07 PM »
That's great. I could do with some of those bits for the tomb I'm building.
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Offline Featherstone

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Re: Terrain: 28mm Egyptian Tomb Project
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2018, 06:24:25 PM »
Thanks to all of you!

Do you have removable 'lids' for the separate chambers so people can't see whats coming next?

We did consider making lids, but ultimately had to sacrifice intrigue for passersby eye-candy, at least as far as Pensacon was concerned (more general audience than gamer-con, that). Lids would be easily added, though, for most rooms... I may make some just to see how they affect gameplay.

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Re: Terrain: 28mm Egyptian Tomb Project
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2018, 06:25:41 PM »
Understandable for an exposed convention game, thanks  :)

Offline d phipps

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Re: Terrain: 28mm Egyptian Tomb Project
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2018, 09:27:29 PM »
Damn fine work! Inspiring.  :-*


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Offline Marine0846

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Re: Terrain: 28mm Egyptian Tomb Project
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2018, 02:10:00 AM »
Outstanding terrain.
Always fun to play in tombs and other underground areas.
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Offline Panama

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Re: Terrain: 28mm Egyptian Tomb Project
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2018, 11:03:29 AM »
Man that is sweet  :)

Offline Dangerboy

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Re: Terrain: 28mm Egyptian Tomb Project
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2018, 12:14:47 AM »
That is downright gorgeous. It's work like that that makes me envious.

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Re: Terrain: 28mm Egyptian Tomb Project
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2018, 12:21:33 AM »
This is great work!  I'd love to play some games on a setup like that.
Forge of Ice product & price list thread here on the LAF:

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Re: Terrain: 28mm Egyptian Tomb Project
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2018, 02:32:25 AM »
Thanks all for the kind words!

Offline DavyJones

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Re: Terrain: 28mm Egyptian Tomb Project
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2018, 08:53:39 AM »
Great work, the level of detail is amazing.  :-*

Offline General M@yhem

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Re: Terrain: 28mm Egyptian Tomb Project
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2018, 08:55:55 PM »
Fantastic work. Massively jealous!  :-*