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Offline cahrn

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Re: BSC2020 cahrn ruined wall and watchtower
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2020, 04:48:19 PM »
Thanks for the kind words, everybody.

Did you strengthen the wall by adding a few pins through it and bricking it over?

I did not. I applied quite a liberal amount of watered down PVA glue and allowed it to flow through the various cracks. The result is surprisingly sturdy. Having two courses of brick certainly helps in that regard, too. I'm working on a second base with a more intact tower and I plan on using a more solid framework to help keep it a bit more square, and also give a better foundation to the whole thing.


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Re: BSC2020 cahrn ruined wall and watchtower
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2020, 09:03:07 PM »
Thanks for the kind words, everybody.

I did not. I applied quite a liberal amount of watered down PVA glue and allowed it to flow through the various cracks. The result is surprisingly sturdy. Having two courses of brick certainly helps in that regard, too. I'm working on a second base with a more intact tower and I plan on using a more solid framework to help keep it a bit more square, and also give a better foundation to the whole thing.

Fair enough :) I tend to to the extra mile with strength, having built scenery for a shop when I started out in wargaming and seeing how hamfisted people are with stuff that is not theirs <sigh> Still building it like that to this day :)

Looking forward to the rest of your stuff :)
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Re: BSC2020 cahrn ruined wall and watchtower
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2020, 04:52:10 AM »
Fair enough :) I tend to to the extra mile with strength, having built scenery for a shop when I started out in wargaming and seeing how hamfisted people are with stuff that is not theirs <sigh> Still building it like that to this day :)

Looking forward to the rest of your stuff :)

Thanks. You're completely right about general use terrain for a shop. The LGS my friends and I game at has a big collection of rather tired badly beat up terrain. Between three or four of us we have quite a large collection of terrain for personal use. Given we've all collectively built/purchased/painted it we take quite good care of it. With this in mind I know I can build things that might be a bit more fragile otherwise; though the pieces still need to stand up to normal gaming use.

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Re: BSC2020 cahrn ruined wall and watchtower
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2020, 05:31:32 AM »
I haven't updated this thread since the beginning of the month. The piece I had previously shown in progress photos of has been complete for some time. I started a slightly larger second ruin pictured below a few weeks ago before I ended up busy with a number of other priorities. I'm back on track now and hope to wrap things up early next week for a submission before the deadline day!


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Re: BSC2020 cahrn ruined wall and watchtower
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2020, 03:52:17 PM »
More great stonework GB. I look forward to seeing it all completed in a week and a half.

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Re: BSC2020 cahrn ruined wall and watchtower
« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2020, 11:18:03 PM »
Looking really good  8)

I look forward to seeing it all completed in a week and a half.

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Is that all we’ve got left ???

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Re: BSC2020 cahrn ruined wall and watchtower
« Reply #21 on: February 29, 2020, 04:12:56 AM »
Definitely has that real look.  Nice ruin.
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Re: BSC2020 cahrn ruined wall and watchtower
« Reply #22 on: February 29, 2020, 07:28:03 AM »
Is that all we’ve got left ???
I think so- midnight March 9th I believe.

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Re: BSC2020 cahrn ruined wall and watchtower
« Reply #23 on: February 29, 2020, 05:09:56 PM »
I think so- midnight March 9th I believe.

Yep, midnight March 9th. Not sure what timezone but I plan to be done by the 8th anyhow. At one point or another I had the idea I might be able to do a third ruins base but I think I'll can that idea for now.

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Re: BSC2020 cahrn ruined wall and watchtower
« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2020, 11:48:15 AM »
Brilliant stuff so far.  I love the look of the first ruin.  Getting that random appearance for the stone blocks is hard to acheieve.  Yours look excellent.  8)
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Re: BSC2020 cahrn ruined wall and watchtower
« Reply #25 on: March 06, 2020, 04:53:03 AM »
Probably the last update from me before the deadline. Everything is more or less in place on this piece. Once the glue sets up overnight I'll go in tomorrow and bulk out the piles and walls with more sand and stones. Fortunately painting is a relatively quick process. Anyhow, the picture below is more or less what I'll be painting sometime Friday or Saturday. It's definitely suffered a bit from the different sizes between the batches of bricks, but given it's meant to be a ruin I don't really mind the sagging walls and whatnot.


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Re: BSC2020 cahrn ruined wall and watchtower
« Reply #26 on: March 06, 2020, 06:10:33 AM »
Looks great- I can't wait to see it painted. I like the sagging walls- it suggests the gravity of thousands of years has taken it's toll.

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Re: BSC2020 cahrn ruined wall and watchtower
« Reply #27 on: March 06, 2020, 07:26:51 AM »
I like the sagging walls- it suggests the gravity of thousands of years has taken it's toll.

Exactly, always convenient to be able to hand wave mistakes like that  :D
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Re: BSC2020 cahrn ruined wall and watchtower
« Reply #28 on: March 06, 2020, 08:27:05 AM »
Looks good  8)

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Re: BSC2020 cahrn ruined wall and watchtower
« Reply #29 on: March 06, 2020, 08:31:10 AM »
Looks good  8)

The same can certainly be said about what I've seen from the other participants thus far. I have to admit that the wrecked/ruined theme was on the bottom of my list in terms to desirability, but now that I'm nearly done with my build I can definitely say that it's been fun.