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Offline sukhe_bator

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Osgiliath - bridgehead in 25mm
« on: May 27, 2009, 04:14:21 PM »
A long standing project of mine has been to create a fortified medieval bridge to refight Osgiliath. Never had the space or materials (until now!) It is finally taking shape... W. 130mm with roadway 100m across, L a whopping 1080mm, which will be increased to about 1500mm when the gatehouse is added. Will be made in 3 main sections plus the gatehouse.

Designed with one (possibly two) removable spans, and will be suitably battle scarred by the time it is finished.

There will be a tower gateway at one end which will double for the main gatehouse of the Rammas Echor (another project), along the lines of this lovely example in Girona.
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Offline Admiral Benbow

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Re: Osgiliath - bridgehead in 25mm
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2009, 04:21:05 PM »
Very impressive piece of terrain! Looking forward to the next steps ...
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Offline Svennn

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Re: Osgiliath - bridgehead in 25mm
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2009, 05:08:19 PM »
Certainly looking good so far. I really like the shaping of those buttresses - you have more patience than me.

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Offline cianty

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Re: Osgiliath - bridgehead in 25mm
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2009, 07:18:12 PM »
Sweeet! Looking very good and promising! I want more! :)

Offline Hitman

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Re: Osgiliath - bridgehead in 25mm
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2009, 03:57:02 AM »
A great start no doubt. Where did you get all of the buttress works and such??
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Offline Gluteus Maximus

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Re: Osgiliath - bridgehead in 25mm
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2009, 10:16:39 AM »
Excellent start. I'm really looking forward to seeing the completed model being over-run by Orcs   ;D

You appear to have captured the look of the films, yet it will also be very useful for many historical scenarios.

No sleep or meal breaks for you until it's finished, or else!  lol


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Re: Osgiliath - bridgehead in 25mm
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2009, 11:05:49 AM »
That looks to be a stunning piece of terrain.

By the way what is the pale green material you are using? It looks as though it can be shaped and scored.

Offline sukhe_bator

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Re: Osgiliath - bridgehead in 25mm
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2009, 04:29:36 PM »
Latest developments. The main build is using styrofoam, like the pink stuff regularly featured in GW publications - a variety of insulation foam which can be sanded, scribed and cut very easily

A view along the bridge towards the planned gatehouse/barbican

Not one but two breaks in the span have been designed to be removable for siege games.

A mock up of the gatehouse/barbican which will have drawbridge and portcullis and double for the gateway of the Rammas Echor wall (a n other construction project underway).

Blank arcading and detailing on one of the approaches. Age and battle damage to be incorporated before undercoating and painting commences...

Offline Sangennaru

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Re: Osgiliath - bridgehead in 25mm
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2009, 04:05:06 PM »
that's a Huge work!!! congratulations!

Maybe you should post it also on workbrench!

Offline Hawkeye

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Re: Osgiliath - bridgehead in 25mm
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2009, 12:26:09 AM »
That's brilliant! What a great centrepiece for a siege game!
Looking forward to seeing how the project progresses.
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Re: Osgiliath - bridgehead in 25mm
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2009, 02:11:03 AM »
Nicely done!

fantastic project!  8)

Offline Doomhippie

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Re: Osgiliath - bridgehead in 25mm
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2009, 10:20:15 PM »
I wish I had the patients for a task like that. Everything that has to do with working exact over a longer period of time starts getting me ichy and I tned to leave it at some stage.

Nice work!
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Offline crisis_core

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Re: Osgiliath - bridgehead in 25mm
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2009, 01:13:14 PM »
This looks excellent mate :) Absolutely fantastic work!

Offline sukhe_bator

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Re: Osgiliath - bridgehead in 25mm
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2009, 10:27:36 AM »
The gatehouse is slowly taking shape. The drawbridge and portcullis are in the process of being constructed. Once the internal arrangement is worked out I can begin to clad the main passageway. The beginnings of the talus is emerging, which will fit onto a further plinth to bring it to the correct height for the bridge. The rest of the building is a more straightforward build by comparison. It is designed to be in three sections for ease of storage


Offline Doomhippie

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Re: Osgiliath - bridgehead in 25mm
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2009, 06:09:11 PM »
Doh. Let me rephrase that: mega doh.   :o :o :o

 

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