dsc Posted October 9, 2005 Share Posted October 9, 2005 Hi everyone I've found this forum recently and decided to share some photos of my latest project: guard/watch tower. This is my second attempt at a tower, I have an old piece almost finished but it was way too "flat" and not realistic enough (it was made using dental tools and all the rocks were scribed in dental plaster). I've thought a lot about ways to improve the look of my tower and decided to make small stones and build the whole piece as if it was a real building, stone by stone. The first step was to make a lot of "bricks" to have enough building material, so I made around 120 stones, each with different texture. They are almost exactly 0,65cm high, their depth and width varies to make them more realistic. The second step was to make a mold to allow casting in dental plaster, here's a photo of this rather big mold: After a lot of casting I was ready to glue everything down (around 1000 blocks ). Here's a photo of the almost finished lower part of the tower: And the other two sides: And a closeup of the arrow slit: Here's some info on the tower: - you can see graph paper under the stones, it's used to help keep everything parallel - the inside of the tower is made from 0,5cm foamboard - this is only the lower part, there's also going to be an upper platform, it's not going to be glued down, so this is going to be a two part piece - I plan to make a BIG brush-on mold to make copies and sell them:) - there are 4 arrow slits, one on each wall - the whole piece is scratchbuilt and made from dental plaster, glued together using PVA glue If you have any questions feel free to ask, I will try to answer them as quick as possible. All those photos shown here, were already posted on other forums, generating a lot of positive replies:). I'm wondering what you all here think, any comments are more than welcome, cheers, dsc. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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