Thursday, May 30, 2013

Pink Foam Rising

1 Warhammer Fortress
2 New Hack saw blades
1 pot of coffee

Enough plastic shavings/powder to look like an extra from Scarface...

Keep in mind all pieces are in they're raw state, lots of repairs and gap filling await my future....

I knew going into this stage it was going to be a lot of sawing, but I completely underestimated the level of frustration one can reach with hack saw blades... waiting for the consumer micro lightsaber to be released from Apple any day now.

In complete FUBAD fashion, I was told,

 "Make the tower bigger."

"But I am going to add more ruins onto the stock tower size"

"Just make it bigger anyway."


"Why not?"

So the tower got a expansion.

 The concept is a mash up of what we have seen so far from the hobbit + on hand materials (fortress pieces) + original Lord of the Rings Mordor home decor.
I am regretting not adding on the giant tube of green stuff to my most recent Warstore order. The white bridge is a stand in for reference, Will be trying to match the movie bridge exactly once that step is upon me.

 The inside of the keep will have a Scooby Doo dungeon entrance leading to the caves on the outside of the walls. Originally I had planned to enclose the entire piece in walls, but it ended up looking too small for what Dol Guldor should be. The one back side will be left open ended with the floor tiling giving the impression of continuation. This is simply the gatehouse.
These had to have been bought at least 5 years ago, but they are going to add some much needed character to the stock kit walls.

Without taking a sludge hammer to the newly cut pieces, a lot of the ruined look and feel will come from the painting and scenic elements. It is a mash up, not a complete recreation. I like to think of it as a West side Minas Morgul.


  1. Looks great. Just leave the sludge hammer!

  2. I'll be watching this with great interest... whilst clearly of use for LOTR, it could even work as a "Dracula-like" castle too, perhaps for EotD?