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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP04 Feb 2018 2:21 a.m. PST

Ever scratch-built anything like the Barsoomian buildings in the background of these Frazetta paintings?

If so, care to share photos and tips?





AVAMANGO04 Feb 2018 4:48 a.m. PST

A good start would be the old Kryomek true 25mm dome buildings although they are scaled for 25mm they are much more suited to todays 15mm-18mm scale, with the addition of some cheap plastic Christmas decorations for the arabian style spires i think your be good to go… ☺

rvandusen Supporting Member of TMP04 Feb 2018 5:25 a.m. PST

Those are cool. Frazetta was the king of evocative fantasy art. Whenever I read an R.E. Howard Conan story, my imagination defaults to Frazetta Hyborian images.

In the case of those buildings, I can't help you there, but those 'tear-shapes" might turn up at one of the craft chains. Christmas ornaments, as suggested above, might work for those spires.

rvandusen Supporting Member of TMP04 Feb 2018 5:34 a.m. PST

What about building up the structure around a wooden or paper mache craft cone??


altfritz04 Feb 2018 6:09 a.m. PST

Fenris and similar companies sell resin domes and spires.

wolvermonkey04 Feb 2018 6:35 a.m. PST

Brigade Models has desert dome buildings in 15mm and 6mm.

whill404 Feb 2018 6:50 a.m. PST

Christmas ornaments

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP04 Feb 2018 7:48 a.m. PST

How about upside down cheap plastic champagne glasses?

I know I've seen onion-shaped plastic glasses somewhere.


Legion 404 Feb 2018 8:47 a.m. PST

I've converted 25mm Kroymek and others to 6mm by making smaller doors and windows, etc. …






SpuriousMilius04 Feb 2018 9:02 a.m. PST

I built a foamcore "palace" for my John Carter convention games &, as whill4 suggested, for the 4 corner towers I used Pringles cans topped with inverted unfinished Christmas ornaments from Hobby Lobby. These gave me that plump dome shape topped by a spike.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2018 5:30 a.m. PST


Did you take any pictures of the palace and spires?

PS. I have a feeling that Mike Hoffman might have drawn a few more pictures of domes and spires than just these here:





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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP15 Feb 2018 8:20 p.m. PST


Check out the buildings in the upper left of this Reed Crandall illustration.



TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP16 Feb 2018 11:11 a.m. PST

Weren't there some third party resin sculpts for Eldar buildings that might work, as well?

Mind, combinations of old household clearer bottles and plastic Easter eggs, the season's coming up, would be promising, as well.


PS. Whoops, the Eldar stuff wouldn't work as well for 15mm, though.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP16 Feb 2018 2:40 p.m. PST


Lol. I've actually made a couple of cardboard templates using Eldar designs, which I plan to use for hot wire carving on foam.


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