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some nice Fortress
« on: December 27, 2005, 01:35:28 PM »
here are some Pics I downloaded from an eBay-auction in 2004....the highest and winning bid has been at over 660 EURO...I think (if I remeber right) it's base has been a suqare meter and some 90cm in height...





At some time I thought about doing something similar by using castlemolds...but I never made the first step...it's just to many stones to cast... ;)
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Re: some nice Fortress
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2005, 01:41:00 PM »
here are some more pics...







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Re: some nice Fortress
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2005, 01:45:51 PM »
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Re: some nice Fortress
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2005, 04:41:58 PM »
It looks like Minas Tirith, from Lord of the Rings, if memory serves....

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Re: some nice Fortress
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2005, 07:32:01 PM »
Banging!!!!!!!!!! Think how cool it would be to have the acutaul one from the movie.
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Re: some nice Fortress
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2005, 02:15:09 AM »
Actually it is Minas Tirith...though it has been changed for game and housing purposes...first of all the 'real' Minas Tirith has had seven defensive circles, seven gates to the next higher level. The auctioned Minas Tirith has only three. As I planned to do something similar I made some thinking of doing seven circles...I would need to have at least one room to build and house it. It's a little bit to big to carry it around, too... ;D

Perhaps with CM and Engines of War I will have to rethink the idea...but after Alien vs. Predator I would like to have some pyramid or something alike, too.  ;)

I will sumbit later some pics I made at the Spiel Fair in 2003 at the other companies booth...I think it should have been Helms Deep...
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Re: some nice Fortress
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2005, 03:19:47 AM »
That is a really nice piece. It might be possible to recreate it using Hirst Art blocks but it would require a lot of custom blocks since there are no circle blocks of that radius in the HA range.

Building something that big in plaster would require a fork lift to move though.

I will sumbit later some pics I made at the Spiel Fair in 2003 at the other companies booth...I think it should have been Helms Deep...
Wasn't it a Minas Tirith style cityscape?

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Re: some nice Fortress
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2005, 03:24:14 AM »
Wasn't it a Minas Tirith style cityscape?

No it's Helms Deep I believe...I already uploaded the pics to my site but I have to redo them. The Size and quality don't work...do you have any more pics from that time?
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Re: some nice Fortress
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2005, 08:42:26 AM »
*cleans up the drool*
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Re: some nice Fortress
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2005, 10:31:28 AM »
That is a really nice piece. It might be possible to recreate it using Hirst Art blocks but it would require a lot of custom blocks since there are no circle blocks of that radius in the HA range.

Building something that big in plaster would require a fork lift to move though.

I think there is an alternative to using plaster...I don't know the english term for it, so I will describe it, perhaps one of you guys knows it.

It's some kind of foam used in construction and building, you should get it in nearly every store... with thin wood or some other flexible stuff perhaps paperboard you can shabe to half circles between you put the foam and wait until its gotten hard. After it is hardened you can work it, or use some plaster on it and later take a screwdriver to scribe some stone-wall-outlines into it...

just my two cents...

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Re: some nice Fortress
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2005, 11:17:26 AM »
I know what your talking about... I just can't think of the name.  However, your idea of using it for modeling interests me....
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Re: some nice Fortress
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2005, 12:10:15 PM »
Actually you were right the 1st time it's Minas Tirith.
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Re: some nice Fortress
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2005, 12:28:34 PM »
I would love to play a battle on that!  That's good stuff.
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Re: some nice Fortress
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2005, 12:42:19 PM »
I know what your talking about... I just can't think of the name.  However, your idea of using it for modeling interests me....

I really like Ebay...after I couldn't find the phrase in my onlibne-dictionaries I looked it up on ebay... ;)

I think it's Insulation Foam...at least it looks like the thing I have thought of...
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Re: some nice Fortress
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2005, 02:41:18 PM »
You are describing Insulation Foam.  It's kinda like Instant Readi-Whip for houses.  and yes, the stuff (once varnished or treated with some sort of protective sealant) is a godsend for terrain purposes.

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