Mordor Siege Bow vs Gondorian Bolt Thrower

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Re: Mordor Siege Bow

Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:56 pm

Jobu wrote:Nice use of a CD :)
Is that all plaster or is it clay...either way that is a great way to present your siege bow.
Looks heavy.

I cut several pieces of cardboard to form the hill and then covered them with clay which dries on air, model sand and grass. So the model is much lighter than it looks

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Re: Mordor Siege Bow

Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:27 pm

Top notch stuff on the scenic side.
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Re: Mordor Siege Bow

Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:47 pm

Thanks. Maybe I'll follow your advise. Actually right now I'm inspired with another project :D

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Mordor Siege Bow vs Gondorian Bolt Thrower

Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:02 pm

After making Mordor Siege Bow it was fair to give Gondorians an equal weapon. So here is the Bolt Thrower placed somewhere in Osgiliath ruins.
-Hey guys, lets send a gift to our friends across Anduin!

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The whole diorama based on CD as Mordor Siege Bow was
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Outer view
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And some close up faces
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Re: Mordor Siege Bow vs Gondorian Bolt Thrower

Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:17 pm

Wonderfull! That's just a great diorama! Love it. ;)
I just got one point: I think the walls would look better with another lighter highlight. It might just be the picture, but the walls seem a bit too flat to me.
Otherwise, the model looks just great!

EDIT: maybe it'd be an idea to paint the sword hilts gold? That would add some colour to the model, colour which it now slightly lacks IMO. ;)
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Re: Mordor Siege Bow vs Gondorian Bolt Thrower

Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:42 pm

I like the way the Engineer Captain appears to be threatening physical violence if the other two don't get their act together :lol:

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Re: Mordor Siege Bow vs Gondorian Bolt Thrower

Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:34 pm

Eldarion Telcontar wrote:I like the way the Engineer Captain appears to be threatening physical violence if the other two don't get their act together :lol:

Actually, I think he's a traitor and he's threatening them not to load.

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Re: Mordor Siege Bow vs Gondorian Bolt Thrower

Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:56 pm

great dioramas. they look wonderful
it is a pity that our friends lie in between, if no land divided Isengard and Mordor then they could fight while we watched and waited.

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Re: Mordor Siege Bow vs Gondorian Bolt Thrower

Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:50 pm

Eldarion Telcontar wrote:I like the way the Engineer Captain appears to be threatening physical violence if the other two don't get their act together :lol:

Yes, that was an idea! I wanted the Captain to show the goal somewhere forward at first but then thought this position will be more interesting. Besides Dinadan gave another bright suggestion who the Captain really is! :D
As for the walls, Feanor, you might be right. They seem to be flat. The only apologize I wanted them to look like as if the stones stick very closely to each other. Maybe I'll try another technik next time. I still experiment with buildings

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Re: Mordor Siege Bow vs Gondorian Bolt Thrower

Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:52 am

The scenic base is really superb -- giving it lots of elevation like you've done adds a level of realism that isn't seen on the tabletop. It always bugged me how, most of the time wargames, war machines like bolt throwers are just deployed on flat ground. Obviously that wouldn't be the case, since they'd put them up on a hill if possible :D

Keep up the great work, and thanks for those pics!

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