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    Castle help!!!

    Ok so for my first BIG project I am going to attempt to make a Dark Elf fortress. It is most likely going to be a corner of an actual one, with one side most likely a considerable legnth longer than the other. But my problem is this. Picture the Black Gate of Mordor. You know those protrusions that line the gate that give it a jagged type effect?(if not take a gander at a pic of it). Well I plan on doing something like that but making thec collumn things curved. My question is what material do I use to make both the curved and the main castle/ramparts?


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    You might want to go with cardboard strips. In fact, if you take paper towel rolls, cut them vertically in quarters or eights, and then reverse the curves for each pair, you'd get the type of shape you're looking for.

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    That is actually a good idea, but the kind of curve I am thinking of is a curve where it starts thin at the top and then becomes larger at the bottom. Think Eifel Tower if it was more curvey.

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    I think that will be tough. Best way I can think of is to make a single model and then use it as a plaster mold. That way, you'll have consistancy all the way down the line.

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    I usually choose the hardest way to make things, but I would try white polystyrene foam, its very easy to shape with a wire brush and 80 grit sandpaper, you can then plaster over it and then scratch/carve in a block/brick pattern.
    I did something like this for my fortress, linky here > - Apocalypse 40k Terrain - Page 3 - WarSeer
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    Last edited by bugbait_nz; December 29th, 2008 at 10:55.

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    Bugbait is right. best way to achieve your tower's desired effect, would be to go solid foam..then cut/shave and sand.

    I've seen some beautiful stuff made that way. it'd be my choice for design plans.
    Sho: out.

    Rome wasn't built in a day, Either should good scenery.

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    Thanks guys, Ill be sure to post up pics when the project is done.

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