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I'm looking to build a foam insulation castle in 28mm scale for a young lady. I plan on populating it with some Bonesium Heroines and Heroes and Monsters. My current plan is to paint the walls to look like Rose Quartz.

 

The reason I bring this up is I would appreciate direction to any good resources for said castle. I have found some through Google, but it's hard sifting through all the unrelated information I get.

 

Thanks in advance. Cheers.

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I'm looking to build a foam insulation castle in 28mm scale for a young lady. I plan on populating it with some Bonesium Heroines and Heroes and Monsters. My current plan is to paint the walls to look like Rose Quartz.

 

The reason I bring this up is I would appreciate direction to any good resources for said castle. I have found some through Google, but it's hard sifting through all the unrelated information I get.

 

Thanks in advance. Cheers.

 

Talk to sappet102 - he builds stuff like that all the time, check out his Guard Tower and wall for example.

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Castles & other types of fortifications are something I've never had occasion or inclination to try...other than an odd tower, like my Rapuuzel's Twisted Tower

 

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However, one of the fellows from Lead Adventure Forum has an ongoing (18 page) step by step thread on his castle building project...in insulation foam:

 

http://www.lead-adventure.de/index.php?topic=69816.0

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So I know this guy in Tulsa that has a bunch of foam, and a band saw, and craft glue, and Hirst molds, and....

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There are plenty of terrain videos on the YouTubes as well.  Terranscapes has regular videos on Terrain that he builds.  

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Are you going for a traditional medieval stone castle made from rose quartz blocks or a more fantastic crystalline-walled style--as in a given wall may be a single sheet/crystal of quartz?

Here's my (unfortunate) sole castle:  For the former, I used textured wallpaper--prime it first or any washes will soak right through and dilute--over cardboard boxes and rolls.  You could also build the walls directly from thinner insulation (say 3/4" might be the thinnest normally available--perfect for 25-30mm) and use a ballpoint pin to "draw" the joints between stones.  It can be tedious but it looks good.  Same trick can be used on egg-carton styrofoam for a facade.

For the latter you could do something similar to the terrain base.  It's blue insulation cut with various hot-wire cutters, hacksaws, sandpaper, etc.  Hope that helps.  And definitely keep us posted!

 

Ed:  yes, it sparkles--I made it for my (at the time) 5 year old.  I think it's a premixed glitter suspension, but lose glitter in PVA and water, or acrylic medium works too.

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Could always use Hirst arts.... Will be a little heavier but more stable and rugged as well.

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