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Author Topic: Osgiliath - bridgehead in 25mm  (Read 17202 times)

Offline sukhe_bator

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Re: Osgiliath - bridgehead in 25mm
« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2009, 11:48:17 AM »
The gatehouse is changing quite rapidly now and taking on a more realistic appearance. Once the basic build has been completed, I can fill/cover any cracks and then begin the laborious but fun process of adding surface detail.
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Offline sukhe_bator

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Re: Osgiliath - bridgehead in 25mm
« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2009, 02:15:59 PM »
The result of 1hr of surface detailing
« Last Edit: March 13, 2018, 04:23:34 PM by sukhe_bator »

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Re: Osgiliath - bridgehead in 25mm
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2009, 11:11:07 AM »
Thats pretty impressive ;D
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Offline Hitman

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Re: Osgiliath - bridgehead in 25mm
« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2009, 11:38:04 PM »
Coming along nicely...keep up the great work!!
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Offline Gluteus Maximus

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Re: Osgiliath - bridgehead in 25mm
« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2009, 10:09:18 AM »
What's that Coldplay song, "No-one Said It Would Be Easy" or somesuch  lol

Looks like it's going to be a long job, but should be well wotrth it at the finish.

Keep working and posting pics  :D

Offline sukhe_bator

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Re: Osgiliath - bridgehead in 25mm
« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2009, 01:59:20 PM »
One of the approach ramps finally gets an undercoat. Some lowlights to do with ink once the bridge is glued in place, some fine detailing work, and some more drybrushing after that before this section at least is complete
« Last Edit: March 13, 2018, 04:23:48 PM by sukhe_bator »

Offline sukhe_bator

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Re: Osgiliath - bridgehead in 25mm
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2009, 02:09:25 PM »
The bridge gets buttresses on one side and that 'lived in look' from multiple artillery strikes and other battle damage
« Last Edit: March 13, 2018, 04:24:00 PM by sukhe_bator »

Offline sukhe_bator

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Re: Osgiliath - bridgehead in 25mm
« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2009, 02:22:17 PM »
Flanking the bridge will be baseboards with flooring, steps, ruins etc. in low relief onto which rubble and ruined buildings can be placed.

One base which has reached the undercoat stage with alleyways, drains, floors etc. using a number of different surfaces from flagstones, cobbles, and tiles in different patterns and arrangements.

Each baseboard starts life as a simple concept - in this case an aisled building with a bell tower - the footprint for a future ruin model is mapped out and the surrounding ground laid out

To create the impression of height in low relief steps with a slight backwards slant are used. Every scrap of foam left over from other building projects can be used in this way...
« Last Edit: March 13, 2018, 04:24:30 PM by sukhe_bator »

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Re: Osgiliath - bridgehead in 25mm
« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2009, 04:30:55 PM »
The main centre section is nearing completion now

With one removable span taken out

With both spans removed
« Last Edit: March 13, 2018, 04:24:58 PM by sukhe_bator »

Offline Hitman

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Re: Osgiliath - bridgehead in 25mm
« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2009, 07:03:45 PM »
Your bridge is really coming along nicely. I really enjoy all of the pictures and the steps you are taking the time to show us!! Keep them coming.
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Re: Osgiliath - bridgehead in 25mm
« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2009, 08:25:47 PM »
Titanic work!  :-*

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Re: Osgiliath - bridgehead in 25mm
« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2009, 09:35:32 PM »
That is looking fabulous  ;D
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Offline sukhe_bator

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Re: Osgiliath - bridgehead in 25mm
« Reply #27 on: June 26, 2009, 02:17:49 PM »
Not to disappoint, further progress has been made to stonework and the undercoat to the water effect on the baseboard

Sentries survey the damage

And finishing decorative effects to both approaches - the tree of Gondor applied in the same way as the stonework with a pencil to create a low relief effect which (hopefully) will stand out with dry brushing

« Last Edit: March 13, 2018, 04:25:33 PM by sukhe_bator »

Offline Theomar Pius

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Re: Osgiliath - bridgehead in 25mm
« Reply #28 on: June 30, 2009, 02:54:26 AM »
That's awesome!

Offline Gluteus Maximus

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Re: Osgiliath - bridgehead in 25mm
« Reply #29 on: June 30, 2009, 08:38:47 AM »
Getting better and better all the time.
The "white tree" motifs on the pillars are great - definitely a technique to copy!

Also, I love your proxy Gondorean figures  :)

 

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