Thursday, November 9, 2023


Taking a moment to make some scenery repairs...


The Skaven Warp-Skryre Tower has been on the back burner for a bit. I've been trying to work out what to so with the bole at the bottom. I considered adding a Gnawhole portal, but it doesn't really look right, and now I'm trying to come up with an idea that isn't as boring as simply covering the hole with rocks. (But maybe boring is okay, since the top is so elaborate...)


In the meantime, I took the opportunity to fix up my watchtower. The sword on the statue broke, and has been sitting on the shelf waiting for repairs.



This is actually the second time the sword has broken, so I decided to pin it back together. I drilled a hole in each part and inserted a bit of paper clip to hold the parts securely.



Once the super glue was dry, I sanded the join to remove the glue seam.



Then, I matched the color and drybrushed the piece.



I had also pilfered the telescope from the top of the tower to use in my Skaven scenery project.



I always intended it as a sort of placeholder until I had a "proper" telescope from the Celestial Hurricanum kit.



I kept my original pedestal (made from an old Chaos Warrior banner pole), and removed the attachment point at the top. I cleaned up the mold lines on the telescope and removed the Sigmarite iconography.



To build the new attachment point, I used a bit of piston left over from my Skaven tower (It's part of a Chaos Defiler limb).



I trimmed it down, added a pin, and drilled a hole to plug in the peg on the side of the telescope.



I painted it pretty quickly with metal and rust washes, and a bit of Nihilakh Oxide and Coelia Greenshade for some verdigris on the brass areas. The lenses were painted with a traditional "gem" technique– Using a dark base color with a brighter fade at the bottom, and a spot of white highlight at the top.



The finished telescope pegs back in place on the watchtower:



Last week, I also uploaded a rotation video of Olivia von Koss and her retinue on YouTube:



And I'm working on the next portion of the army. Olivia is not the only one prowling around the ruins of Vollmundbarrow– A necromantic witch is animating the corpses that litter the streets. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you can see the progress I've been making on these as part of my daily #HobbyStreak. I'm up to day 81 already!


I'll have a full post of the zombies and witch when they are finished.

'Til next time!

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