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Postby estarriol » Sun Feb 24, 2008 2:58 pm

Here we go, first up is lots of circles on the base sheet.


Now with first set of steps, and an Ork.

and finally side on, again with Ork
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Postby Ben » Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:36 pm

If there is anything else you need me to do, just let me know.

Building it with foam will be nice. That will keep weight down.
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Postby estarriol » Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:53 pm

Ben wrote:If there is anything else you need me to do, just let me know.

Building it with foam will be nice. That will keep weight down.


Well its a lightweight plastic sheeting, I did think about weight and sturdiness.

At the moment I think I have everything I need, as it will be close rather than absolutely exact.
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Postby estarriol » Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:37 pm

The inner steps are now done, the very top step has been carefully measured to allow 2 figures on 25mm bases to be up there!

Next will be the walls!
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Postby Headhunter75 » Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:43 pm

Wow Man your really coming along with it, great work
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Postby estarriol » Sun Mar 02, 2008 3:07 pm

Its been a little while but work has been progressing between trips to the vets with a poorly cat.

Tha paper circle is the guide for the outer stone wall, the green line is the approx profile I want to acheive, again rough guide rather than fixed while I do this.

The stones are cut in stips, then a slice between each one to make the strip bend, then the edges are champherred by the mighty dremel in a vice, or a hand file.

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Postby Ben » Sun Mar 02, 2008 3:49 pm

Just as an idea. How much would you say it has cost so much in material? I know your time has a cost but I am curious about the costs so far.
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Postby estarriol » Sun Mar 02, 2008 4:07 pm

Ben wrote:Just as an idea. How much would you say it has cost so much in material? I know your time has a cost but I am curious about the costs so far.


Difficult to judge, but I would estomate about £5 to £8 in total on materials, thats for it to completion.

Mostly as so far it has all come from stuff to hand.
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Postby estarriol » Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:44 pm

New update here.

Crazy paving in the tower courtyard now done, as well as the outer wall.

Paving is inscribed using a file. The stones are all individual, but made but cutting a long strip the correct width, marking of the length and bevelling using a dremel in a vice with a hard stone attachment.
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Postby Ben » Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:16 pm

If you could explain a bit on how you did the stones for the walls.

By that I mean, are those putty? Are you planning to match the interior?
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Postby estarriol » Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:32 pm

The stones are cut out of foam board. they are cut into long strips of the correct height, then the size of each stone is cut, no quite through the foam.

This leaves you a bendable strip but with regular corners. So I then rub the corners on a rotating sanding block attacked to the dremel. This leaves you a long strip that will curl around the circular shape.

Its actually more complicated to explain than do.
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Postby Headhunter75 » Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:02 pm

WOW man this is coming along VERY WELL, it is looking GOOD..
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Postby estarriol » Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:59 pm

Headhunter75 wrote:WOW man this is coming along VERY WELL, it is looking GOOD..


Its actually further on than this, as due to computer issues I haven't updated until today, these are archive pics. The inner wall is now partially done, the inner stairs and window sills are done as well.
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Postby Ben » Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:42 pm

I presume the paving stones were not completed because you are planning on having a rubble pile on one side. Any lessons learned so far that we should know about?
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Postby estarriol » Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:46 pm

Ben wrote:I presume the paving stones were not completed because you are planning on having a rubble pile on one side. Any lessons learned so far that we should know about?


Draw up crazy paving patterns rather than trying to do them freeform.

The area thats not paved is where the upper staircase is going, same reason the paving doesn't quite go to the outer wall.

Best trick was using signmakers foam board, as it cuts/files/drills but is light and reasonably easy to work and glue.
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