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Chgowiz07 Mar 2017 9:19 a.m. PST

It is done.

Central tower/gate – Hirst Arts Turret Tower mold and Traveler's Bridge mold plus Gothic basic bricks. Wooden gates are bass wood. Cobblestone is heavy textured paper. Base is a 5mm pressboard.

Walls are pink insulation foam. Bases are 3mm thick PVC Rigid foam.

This was a fun/time-consuming project, but it's ready for 3 different conventions this year! GaryCon, Little Wars and GenCon.

Front view:

Rear view:

shaun from s and s models Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2017 10:07 a.m. PST

very nice

whitphoto Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2017 10:53 a.m. PST

Weight?

Chgowiz07 Mar 2017 12:23 p.m. PST

@whitphoto the walls are very light, being foam and PVC rigid foam is light.

The HA towers and gates, I would guess ~3-5lbs, maybe? Definitely not much more.

@shaun thank you!

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member07 Mar 2017 7:32 p.m. PST

Impressive. Most impressive.

tshryock07 Mar 2017 8:24 p.m. PST

Well done!

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2017 1:20 p.m. PST

Super!

ordinarybass08 Mar 2017 7:49 p.m. PST

Nice work! I've used Hirst Arts elements in quite a few projects, but only as detail elemetns. I'll always respect anyone with the patience to cast and build entire structures from them.

Chgowiz09 Mar 2017 10:12 a.m. PST

Thank you!

@ordinarybass – I bought these as kits and assembled them from blocks that someone else had cast. This was from CastleKits.com (although their website is TangoUniform at the moment, I guess…)

My next project will be my own cast.

Hirst Arts are like Legos for adults. They are really addictive to put together…

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