Monday, January 14, 2013

Stirland Watchtower WIP pt. 2

o/

If only they could afford guns...
I've still been slowly working on the watchtower and its more or less 'finished' (for now). What I really need to now is to cut out some foam board and draw out, measure, and cut out the earth works that will snuggle up to the tower, guard shack and form the base of the walls. Then, rather than just a mere watchtower, it'll be a glorified watchtower!

Once that's all laid out, it'll let me know whether or not there's room for the support braces and any other bits and bobs. I do have an Empire prisoner hanging from a hook to add, and the placement for it selected. However just whose colors he'll be painted in has yet to be determined. That and until there's a base under the whole thing, that piece will be in easy danger of snapping off due to being a decently sized part that'll be projecting out from one side.


As you can see, I repainted the larger bricks at the bottom to look like stonework. Given their size, it looks much better I think, and hopefully will reduce if not eliminate the 'Ye ol' McDonalds or Taco Bell' references...

I also decided against adding the giant and kinda goofy looking chimney, instead opting for two little ones poking out of the sides. One per enclosed level and with soot stains to match. It still needs something on the open wall space above the door, just not sure what. Trying not to overdecorate it to the point of gaudy (which is such a prevalent issue with Empire minis, just look at their dreadful war wagon/shrine things...bleh), but I'm not too fond of the little gargoyle bits that the kit comes with. Dunno, will figure out something I guess...

16 comments:

rogue.trader.voril said...

Arby's reference in 3... 2...

Da Masta Cheef said...

Burn...

rogue.trader.voril said...

...in a hotel fire?

Lol.

Da Masta Cheef said...

yes & the rest of that line applies too.

Screech said...

You realize you'll never get to use this for a game of Mordheim. Else 2 Reikland snipers will end up there, somehow.

Oh Reikland markmen...how OP you are.

Da Masta Cheef said...

I was going to invent a Mordheim a house rule where it was infested with 'not-so-giant' rats...

rogue.trader.voril said...

Make it an inn so Screech can set it on fire with your guys in it. :)

Anonymous said...

Yes, an Inn, I can see it now. Not So Comfort Suites. We'll leave a fire on for you .... cause we'll roast your heretic ass.

That said, I like the look of it. Needs some sort of semi-tattered lord's banner hanging down from the battlements though.

Kushial

Screech said...

He has a point. It IS Stirland, so its supposed to look like shit, right? :D

Da Masta Cheef said...

No, 'like shit' would be a Reikland warband painted in the not-so-many shades of primer (minus the one I painted for ya of course...).

Will have to see Kushial, I don't have any banners that will work for that currently, but it needs something...

Anonymous said...

Hey Cheef, noticed that there are some new release Quar if you haven't seen them yet.

http://www.zombiesmith.com/

Kushial

Da Masta Cheef said...

Yeah I saw them on their FB page yesterday. Cool looking minis, especially the combat cameraQuar & sapper. Need to paint my Crusaders first before looking at any more of those though.

rogue.trader.voril said...

Screech is writing a book: 40 Shades of Grey... Primer.

Nothing says Stilrland home like a scrap cloth flag, and a fucked up wagon up on stone blocks without wheels.

Anonymous said...

A wagon in Stirland? Did they steal it from another province?

Kushial

rogue.trader.voril said...

Yes, Reikland.

Da Masta Cheef said...

I want to argue against that but, it is Stirland...