|Lieutenant Boddington leads redcoats further into the ruins of Ah-Pul-Sh'Napps|
It's been a few weeks since my last post. Sorry!
|The unpainted tower, constructed from foam, DAS and a 7" 45rpm single...|
As promised, I've put Rolf Harris' Two Little Boys to good use. So here it is, buried beneath a ruined watchtower...
|The first coat of paint...|
This piece was constructed using the same techniques as in my previous posts. The walls are foam, inscribed with pencil. DAS and chunks of foam were used to land-fill the ground floor.
|The walls are highlighted and grit is applied to the ground.|
After the walls were highlighted, the ground was covered with PVA and grit, painted and flocked with static grass.
|Wooden floors and moss are added.|
I added broken wooden floors to the tower. Although wood wouldn't survive the centuries in a ruined city, I wanted to add a little colour and make the tower a bit more interesting. Forunately, I had a few left over bits and pieces of balsa planks and boards already prepared from my Leadwood project.
|A trooper guards the latest find...|
I've also begun work on the remains of the city walls. I plan to have three or four pieces of these. These will be topped with ramparts and stone walkways when they're done.
|A long piece of foam was inscribed on both sides.|
In order to save time, I started this part of the project by preparing a big piece of foam as stonework. This can be cut into pieces as I require them. Needless to say, this was rather boring...
|The first pieces are cut and shaped.|
|A stairway is cut, sanded, inscribed and added to the wall.|
So there you go. The Lost City of Ah-Pul-Sh'Napps continues to grow.
In other news, I've received some rather splendid British Lancers from Empress Miniatures and some excellent new characters from Reaper Miniatures. Watch this space...
More of all this soon!
|"So who do you think they were keeping out with all these walls, Professor?"|
All the Best!