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26 Oct 2017 8:39 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Anchient Japanese Bell Tower" to "Ancient Japanese Bell Tower"
  • Removed from Historical Wargaming board

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Papierschnitzel26 Oct 2017 2:04 a.m. PST

Hi guys,

I am working on a Bonsho bell tower paper model.

Here you can see my first prototype of the bell itself.

I then adjusted the stone foundations from the temple set to fit the new size required.

This is the prototype of the wooden framework.

It can be built just the outside layer or as shown here full 3D.

These are the modules the roof is made of. This way you can see the details of texturing better.

And finally a first test assembly, putting it all together.

Still some minor things to add but I should be finished soon :-)

Rabelais26 Oct 2017 3:59 a.m. PST

Fantastic work

Chalfant26 Oct 2017 6:00 a.m. PST

Ha! Pretty clever.


Personal logo aegiscg47 Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2017 8:23 a.m. PST

Well done.

Andrew Walters26 Oct 2017 9:58 a.m. PST

Brilliant. Show that to the 3D printer fans.

Lion in the Stars26 Oct 2017 9:06 p.m. PST

Awesome! May have to get that one when you release it into the wilds.

What's the predicted cost?

Papierschnitzel27 Oct 2017 1:12 a.m. PST

I am thinking how much work it would be to make my 3D model ready for 3D printing. Would be an interesting exercise.

Predicted cost? I would say USD5 plus some special offer the first month. Affordable enough?

War Drone Inactive Member27 Oct 2017 3:30 p.m. PST


Papierschnitzel06 Nov 2017 7:59 a.m. PST

I completed the ornaments on the textures for the bell and also made a simple bell version. It's plain cylindrical but once mounted in the tower it still looks great, as you don't see that much of it anyway :-)

This is the simple bell in position …

Papierschnitzel08 Nov 2017 12:42 a.m. PST

Starting the weathering process. These things usually are old and weather beaten …

Papierschnitzel10 Nov 2017 12:00 a.m. PST

A couple more WIP pics … nearing completion :)

Finished the weathering of the roof.

Some front details…

And the new mount for the roof section…

… that way I can also use the roof from the Samurai Castle set (here the blue version).

Papierschnitzel13 Nov 2017 9:24 a.m. PST

Final parts completed. Here is the fully assembled Bonsho Bell Tower!

Will work on getting it production ready now and looking forward to the release :-)

Papierschnitzel20 Nov 2017 11:48 p.m. PST

Alright, I have completed and released the Bell Tower.

If you are interested, head over to here to get it:

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