Tuesday, 26 September 2017

A Scottish castle - part three

Now to the final part of the Scottish castle commission, a small stables block that can be attached to the main keep.

The idea was to have a couple of stable blocks on a separate base but with some loose walls (with magnets) that can be put between the two bases but also there's a small wicker fence that can be placed between the two stable blocks so it can be a separate base all on it's own.

All the walls for this were from Wills sheets and the quoins are styrene strip. The thatch is the dreaded teddybear fur that had a bit of work with glue and a comb and hasn't turned out too bad (I am still looking for the perfect thatch but it's been a long slog and I ain't there yet).

The doors are normal balsa wood given a bit of distress which helps with the drybrushing. Ground work was per the castle itself. The walls and thatch were sprayed but finished off in a more traditional manner (wash and drybrush).

Of course, for me,  the enjoyable part is the growies. Same as before but with a few more heather bushes and some longer bits of grass.










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22 comments:

  1. I like how this addition really drives home that this sort of "castle" is really a home first,and fortified place second.

    Teddy bear fur turned out rather well.

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    1. Thanks 😊

      The arrangement turned out better than I thought as well lol

      cheers

      James

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  2. Looking great! How exactly do you make the quoins? I hate having a join!

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    1. Thank you 😊

      Unfortunately they are individually cut from different sized strip styrene then stuck on, cleaned up and given a quick brush over of the solvent glue to round them off a bit. No quick way I'm afraid 😕

      cheers

      James

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    2. Thanks, may give it a whirl next time, although I'm not convinced I'm anywhere near as patient as you!

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    3. I'm not that patient sometimes lol

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  3. Beautiful job on this, will stunning on any gaming table 😀

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    1. Thanks 😊

      Hopefully it'll be at a few shows in the future

      cheers

      James

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  4. This is a fantastic looking model - well done!

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  5. Great model - it'll compliment the Claymore casting figures off a treat!

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    1. Thanks Simon, I certainly hope so 😊

      cheers

      James

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  6. Stunning work as always - the level of detail & realism that you achieve in your pieces is awe-inspiring.

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