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Offline Mick_in_Switzerland

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Re: Castle under construction
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2020, 10:35:54 AM »
That looks good - well done :)

Offline princeman

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Re: Castle under construction
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2020, 11:52:09 PM »
Thanks everyone! Hoping to have it finished by Monday.
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Offline Phil Portway

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Re: Castle under construction
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2020, 06:37:39 PM »
Looking very nice
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Offline Lost Egg

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Re: Castle under construction
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2020, 07:10:04 PM »
Cracking castle sir!

The outer surface is foam core with the outer layer of paper pealed off and brickwork scored with a pencil.

Wow, how did you manage to peel it off so neatly? I tried this and it was a right mess...had to chuck it in the end.
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Offline princeman

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Re: Castle under construction
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2020, 11:00:59 PM »
Here is the finished product. As for peeling off the paper you should try the cheap poster board at the dollar store.

Offline mweaver

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Re: Castle under construction
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2020, 12:57:00 AM »
That really looks quite nice.  Well done!

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Offline Mick_in_Switzerland

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Re: Castle under construction
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2020, 06:13:51 AM »
Well done. :-*

How did you do the brickwork? pencil & ruler?

Offline Thew1

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Re: Castle under construction
« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2020, 07:48:41 AM »
Now that's a lovely looking piece of prime medieval real-estate. Great work!

Offline Atheling

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Re: Castle under construction
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2020, 08:46:52 AM »
Lovely  :-* :-* :-*

Can you tell me please, did you wet the backing on the mounting board before peeling it off the foam?

Offline Eric the Shed

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Re: Castle under construction
« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2020, 03:32:05 PM »
looks great

Offline princeman

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Re: Castle under construction
« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2020, 07:58:33 PM »
"Can you tell me please, did you wet the backing on the mounting board before peeling it off the foam?"

No I just picked up a corner and peeled it off.

"How did you do the brickwork? pencil & ruler?"

Yes ruler and pencil.

Thanks again for all the kind comments. It was a fun project and one that was long overdue. Hopefully once we can start gaming together again I will run a Dark Ages campaign based in the time of the 1st crusade. Field battles will be fought using To the Strongest rules and sieges will use Tactica Medieval rules that have a nice set of siege rules. I will probably create my own campaign map and the campaign rules.

Offline bluewillow

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Re: Castle under construction
« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2020, 07:57:08 AM »
Coming along nicely

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Offline Atheling

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Re: Castle under construction
« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2020, 09:28:35 AM »
"Can you tell me please, did you wet the backing on the mounting board before peeling it off the foam?"

No I just picked up a corner and peeled it off.

Doh! You must have magic fingers!  :D

Whenever I've tried to just peal it off it's created a god awful mess- half stuck on, half off, like when you peal a label off an item and can't get the rest of it off.

Offline Braz

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Re: Castle under construction
« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2020, 01:13:33 PM »
Nice build!

@Atheling Gotta try the cheap board from the discount store; the art store stuff is glued too well. Cheap is good in this case.

Offline princeman

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Re: Castle under construction
« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2020, 09:45:13 PM »
Atheling - Part of the trick is to use the very inexpensive (cheep) poster board from a dollar store. Braz has it correctly.