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Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Terrain Showcase: House and Statue Garden
These two little terrain projects are finished– Here's a look at the statue garden, and the house I made from the left over top of the Warscryer Citadel.
The statue garden painted up pretty quickly, I think that I might have spent more time adding all the vegetation and attaching the components.
When I built the Warscryer Citadel and watchtower, I was left with the small house from the top of the tower. It has three large open windows on each side and I didn't want to worry about seeing the unfinished interior, so I put bars in the windows that would match the style of the large bay window on the citadel.
I cut up a section of the Sigmarite Mausoleum fence, and pieced it together to construct the bars.
Once the building was assembled, the bars on the windows sufficiently obscured the view inside. Next, I cut off the lower portion of the chimney and added it to the top...
...and built it even taller using Aves Apoxie Sculpt.
The house sat in this state for a few months while I decided what to do with it. It needed a foundation and a porch with steps, so I used some of my Skull Forge Scenics graveyard walls to build a stone foundation.
The walls were cut up to form the stonework, and the house was glued on top.
The whole thing was mounted on a piece of styrene card, and I filled in the gaps with Aves putty.
The porch and steps were made out of stacks of foam core board.
Over this, I sculpted the stonework. I pressed in the rough shapes of the stones and added some texture.
Once the putty had cured, I carved the stones with my hobby knife to get sharp, chiseled corners.
I used the bottom portion of the Sigmarite Mausoleum fences to create a railing, and finished off the base by trimming the styrene card and adding some sand.
I really wanted to maintain the size of this little house. The stonework and steps add just enough detail to make it unique and interesting, while keeping it small and tight. I'm so happy with it.
Not sure what I'll write on the parchment over the door. I might assign this house to one of my necromancers, or maybe I'll just write "sexton" which would make it the office of the cemetery caretaker.