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 Post subject: Castle Interior Dio (WIP) UPDATE p.2 (7-9-16)
PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:24 pm 
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So I've shown all sorts of scenes using two pieces of foam board, a stone wall and a stone floor. This weekend I moved closer towards a full blown castle scene. In the end, it will be modular, allowing me to configure the pieces to easily represent different areas/scenes.

So far I've added a second wall, which allows for better photography, and a staircase with landing, for better depth and detail. Add to this some victorian era furniture salvaged from an old store display dollhouse furniture set, and you get this:

actually, wait. First some WIP pics from this weekend (and a few that started prior)

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and here is where it stands today.
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LED Tealights providing the ambiance. (Normally I prefer real candles, but that chandelier wasn't going to mix well with fire). Have a small scene already started, but putting it on hold as I look for some paintings and especially a rug to go in the sitting area.

Comments and ideas welcome as always

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 Post subject: Re: Castle Interior Dio (WIP)
PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:16 pm 
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Man, that looks fantastic! I have been trying to make a dio/stone building, using some foam blocks that I found in Hobby Lobby... The problem with the blocks is that they were not uniform, so my walls... slanted, for lack of a better word. Your stone looks amazing, and much more realistic. Great work!

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 Post subject: Re: Castle Interior Dio (WIP)
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Holy moly. I'm stunned

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 Post subject: Re: Castle Interior Dio (WIP)
PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:32 pm 
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I could see Vincent price warming next to the fire and smoking a pipe. this is all kinds of awesome!!!!

for the rug a bear skin would be nice. how about this dude?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Quality-Tanned-Brown-Ermine-Weasel-Fur-Crafts-Trapping-Stocking-Stuffers-/351593983403?hash=item51dca26dab:g:AeYAAOSwbdpWXgS9

or you could set some rat traps :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: Castle Interior Dio (WIP)
PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:47 pm 
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that looks horrible. I know you can do better. you should start over.

do you have my current address?

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 Post subject: Re: Castle Interior Dio (WIP)
PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:23 pm 
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Thanks fellas... and jm70... This one is fun for me. And yeah, a bunch of different scenes will be shot eventually, with all sorts of characters. Have to say that following Stephen Hayford Plastics on Facebook really inspired this.

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 Post subject: Re: Castle Interior Dio (WIP)
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also a scene preview (though I need to re-do it once I add some extra details)

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And in late Friday night spooky level black and white
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since superglue mixed with the blue sharpie that I traced my cuts with on his brace, I will need to do some weathering in areas to help hide it. I tried alcohol, but even after several glasses it still bothers me :)


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 Post subject: Re: Castle Interior Dio (WIP)
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Extremely well done D.

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 Post subject: Re: Castle Interior Dio (WIP)
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MOST impressive!
I've seen that way of creating walls in the miniature wargaming scene, the result is very convincing. I like the way you created the wood effect too. Is the castle made for Destro, Cobra or no one in particular?

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- a hunting trophy on the wall. A deer's/boar's head, made from a Schleigh animal.
- a knight's harnass standing in a corner


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 Post subject: Re: Castle Interior Dio (WIP)
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those are both great suggestions. Also thinking of some family portraits on the wall behind the stairs. And racking my brain for a rug idea.

This isn't for any Joe-centric theme. Others have covered those well and better. This is a modular set, so it can be many things. I have it set up now for the home of my victorian era hero. But yeah, you'll see Dracula, Vincent Price, someday maybe Scooby Doo, and a number of others in here. Maybe some historical pieces too.

Full scenes sometimes. Othertimes just for a cool background to show off a figure

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since superglue mixed with the blue sharpie that I traced my cuts with on his brace, I will need to do some weathering in areas to help hide it. I tried alcohol, but even after several glasses it still bothers me :)


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 Post subject: Re: Castle Interior Dio (WIP)
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- a knight's harnass standing in a corner


You bet cuirass would look good in this dio...

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 Post subject: Re: Castle Interior Dio (WIP)
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Wow! Inspiring to say the least my friend. The details are stellar and I love the fire place with the light in there as fire. Nice effect. Just to damn good man!


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 Post subject: Re: Castle Interior Dio (WIP)
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Awesome work. I will have to post some of the picks for the dungeon/ancient castle/whatever else it works for soon. Very inspiring.

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 Post subject: Re: Castle Interior Dio (WIP)
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This is beautiful work.


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 Post subject: Re: Castle Interior Dio (WIP)
PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:49 pm 
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Beautiful. I'm blown away. The floor and wall are foam board? You painted/weathered them to get that effect? I'm curious about the technique you used?

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