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Offline Commander Vyper

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Watchtower of Rohan: WIP
« on: January 05, 2010, 05:45:48 PM »
Well this has been a work in progress for a good 9 months or so.

Saw the great Edoras templates and project in Terrain Modelling and thought I'd give it a go, but on a smaller scale and decided on a watchtower for inclusion in a small settlement or fortified farmstead.

So armed with the template, balsa, moulded wood pieces from a model ship suppliers, cocktail sticks and teddybear fur I set to work.

(Lacking WIP pics as these were on my old phone that died! :().

Each of the four supports was cut from the templates and cut from balsa wood allowing for that great horse relief carving work at the top of each.

As I said I modified it a little and for a while it sat partially complete, with no roof or roof supports, an open top tower. One of the horse head carvings was damaged and so this had to be recut and replaced.

*edit* Found a few pics on my camera!  :D







Then came the christmas push and back on the worknbench!:



The joists were added and the roof was made using sheet balsa with teddy bear fur stuck to the roof, wetted and matted down with pva glue and scenics spray glue.





Now undercoated and awaiting final paint, basing and detailing.



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Offline Captain Blood

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Re: Watchtower of Rohan: WIP
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2010, 05:54:19 PM »
Looks jolly good Commander.
You'll have to finish it now you've outed it!   :)

Then the rest of Edoras.  ;)

Offline Prof.Witchheimer

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Re: Watchtower of Rohan: WIP
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2010, 07:58:01 PM »
I like it. Only not sure if elves would build a thatch roof, don't really fit to their buildings aesthetic. Anyway, it looks good  :)

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Re: Watchtower of Rohan: WIP
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2010, 08:11:22 PM »
It's from Rohan, Prof. They're not Elves, they're men.


I like the style, though the legs look a bit thin and wobbly.
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Offline Prof.Witchheimer

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Re: Watchtower of Rohan: WIP
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2010, 08:20:42 PM »
It's from Rohan, Prof. They're not Elves, they're men.

oops :D okay, I better shut up on this matter, LOTR isn't really my cup of tea :)

Offline Commander Vyper

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Re: Watchtower of Rohan: WIP
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2010, 08:24:43 PM »
oops :D okay, I better shut up on this matter, LOTR isn't really my cup of tea :)

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Offline Commander Vyper

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Re: Watchtower of Rohan: WIP
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2010, 08:25:33 PM »
It's from Rohan, Prof. They're not Elves, they're men.


I like the style, though the legs look a bit thin and wobbly.

Alright general concensus from a number of fora, will be thickening!

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Offline Doomhippie

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Re: Watchtower of Rohan: WIP
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2010, 12:36:19 AM »
It sure looks great. Thanks for the pics.
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Offline Funghy-Fipps

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Re: Watchtower of Rohan: WIP
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2010, 11:19:07 AM »
Very nice indeed.  I'm going to start work on a three-storey watchtower for my fantasy project soon, so thanks for the inspiration!

Offline Alxbates

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Re: Watchtower of Rohan: WIP
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2010, 06:23:23 AM »
Great work!  I look forward to seeing it finished.

Offline Sangennaru

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Re: Watchtower of Rohan: WIP
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2010, 10:02:36 AM »
can't wait to see it finished

Offline Gluteus Maximus

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Re: Watchtower of Rohan: WIP
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2010, 02:05:14 PM »
Excellent start, Commander. Can't wait to see it finished and put into a nice action pic!

Offline Silent Invader

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Re: Watchtower of Rohan: WIP
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2010, 04:09:46 PM »
Excellent start, Commander. Can't wait to see it finished and put into a nice action pic!

What he said  :)

Regarding the legs, I don't think they'd work for an historical representation but for fantasy they're great so I'd be inclined to leave them as they are.  Whatever you do though, they're sure to look good.  ;)
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