Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Flintloque - Ruin

Here you see a based and painted ruined tower bought at a wargame show a couple of years ago. It is a vacuum formed white plastic model that cost less that £5.00 when purchased.

My intention was to use it to cast a Plaster-of-Paris model using it as a mould, then carve additional detail to it, as seen on some Rackham owned terrain. I tried it and the plaster casting was a failure - too much water I thnk! So I mounted the flimsy white plastic on to an off-cut of MDF and glued and nailed it down. The terrain was built up with DAS and the whole thing textured with PVA glue and fine sand.

I have added a small tree to one side in an attempt to make it look better, judge for yourself if I have been successful.

I was very dissapointed with the finish - it looks too toy like, however I will more-than-likely keep it. The figures are Dog Soldiers, painted and based as the uniform guidelines in Austrian uniform books.


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