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Stew art Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2019 9:55 a.m. PST

Hi everyone on TMP!

I finished my terrain project on making some ruins for Lord of the Rings using the Hirst Arts molds. Thought I would share here. : )

some teaser pics…


The plan is to one have a board based on Osigiliath in Middle earth. Here's a shot of all the terrain pieces so far..

More pictures and fabulous commentary on the blog…
link

Thanks for checking it out!

Stryderg10 Jan 2019 10:01 a.m. PST

NICE!

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian10 Jan 2019 10:11 a.m. PST

thumbs up

Personal logo Schulein Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2019 10:35 a.m. PST

Very Nice! A little plant life perhaps?

Rogues110 Jan 2019 11:04 a.m. PST

They all look awesome. Thanks.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2019 12:08 p.m. PST

Nice construction.

Perris070710 Jan 2019 12:22 p.m. PST

I am very envious…

Todd63610 Jan 2019 12:27 p.m. PST

Great work! Perhaps I missed it, but what number molds did you use?

Louie N10 Jan 2019 12:59 p.m. PST

Great work.

Stew art Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2019 2:04 p.m. PST

Thanks people! I appreciate the replies.

plant life will be in the mix in future terrain pieces, as well I need some 2 story buildings and ruins on top of raised surfaces.

@Perris: thanks for actually reading the post too. : )

@todd: for that latest piece I used the bell tower mold, the church mold, the generic brick mold (because you always need more bricks) and the floor tile mold. I couldn't tell you the actual mold numbers but I'm sure they could be found on the Hirst Arts website.

thanks again!

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2019 2:11 p.m. PST

Well done.

Tacitus10 Jan 2019 11:24 p.m. PST

Love it!

sma194111 Jan 2019 1:43 a.m. PST

Very nice

kmfrye11 Jan 2019 6:57 a.m. PST

Excellent work. I can hear the call of silver trumpets.

Regards,
Keith F.

Stew art Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2019 11:36 a.m. PST

Thanks some more! Hopefully it will see the game table soon.

The H Man11 Jan 2019 6:41 p.m. PST

I assume the moulds cost money.

For cheap and ultimately universal (make whatever you want) option make your own.

Some kiddy plasticine is easy as anything to roll, cut, sculpt into your basic brick or wall shapes. Texture with crumpled foil or sponge or whatever. Score brick marks and holes with tooth pick or pen. Set them on a board or old tray.

2 part RTV (sets with out heating) silicon can be pricy, especially in small quantities, but may still be cheaper than buying moulds, shop around. Flatten out or roll clay and cut to make edges to put on tray around your work. Mix and pour silicon.

A dirt cheap option is liquid latex. About 20-30 bucks a litre at an expensive shop, less for more. Simply grab a brush, massage in some detergent, then brush on latex. Massage in more detergent and wash brush once done. Let set over night. Give it at least 2 or 3 coats. You can also lay tissue between coats for extra durability and strength. Once done, pull off and trim edges with scissors.

These methods allow you to make whatever you want. You can also cast parts, adapt them, then remould and cast. The sky's the limit. A litre of latex will make heaps of moulds. Moulds of both materials should last year's, depending on numbers cast, but non industrial numbers should not hurt them much.

Lost Wolf16 Jan 2019 6:12 p.m. PST

Whoa

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