Friday, 24 February 2017

A WEIRD FORT



In the picture of the Joe Dever battle I am re-creating is a very strange little fort.


I have no idea if it's meant to be a permanent  construction, or a temporary battlefield fortification. I suspect the latter. Either way it's pleasingly asymmetrical , with odd walkways and bits sticking out here and there . I had a crack at building it with mounting card and tetrion. Here is the result.






The statues in front in the original picture are soapstone chess pieces. I guessed they might be, and after a year or so or scouring ebay for the right chess set I came up trumps with a seller about 30 miles from where I live. I had to buy the whole set, but of course now have 30 other suitable statues. It looks as if one of the pieces has had it's head knocked off, but, stickler though I am for trying to get it right, I can't bring myself to do that to my statues.

Here they are ready to be stippled with tetrion, and then painted. I've added some milliput eyebrows to make them a bit more fierce. 




12 comments:

  1. Very commendable effort your going to, trying to accurately recreate a scene from an old photo. Well done :)

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    1. Thanks Mr P. a strange pastime but fun. I think a lot of the attraction of these old pictures, was that you couldn't quitetell what a lot of the figures were.....it took me years to work out that those statues were chess pieces.

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    1. Thanks Leadhead...the project grinds forward.

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  3. Great recreation of a very weird fort, pictures with a garrison please.
    Alan

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    1. Cheers Alan the garrison will be Minifigs High elves. As yet unpainted. I need a saddle for one of the elven dragons so keep your eyes peeled.

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  4. That is indeed a curious looking fort - great work in recreating it!

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    1. Thanks Thantsants..... hopefully it will be filled with figures soon.

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  5. What a great project. Your dedication and success in getting all the elements together is impressive.

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  6. A beautiful 'strange little fort', well done!

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    1. Thanks Phil..... it would be interesting to know what Joe Dever had in mind when he made the original.

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