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I'm sure everyone has seen the Imperial Fortress on the Forgeworld site. I found a cheap and easy way of making a very similar item. I've done this using molds from Hirstarts.com (smooth pyramid and gothic accessories). Use the smooth pyramid blocks to create the sloping walls and the accessories to dress it up. You can build just about anything using cheap plaster in the mold and some wood glue to stick it together.
I've bult a lot of great terrain using molds from this site.
Could you share some pics?
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Love to. I'll have to borrow a friends digital camera first.
that hirst website is really interesting, from a mold you could make your own
plans and design a town....They're like little legos you can paint over
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It is interesting, and as you say, molds can be used to create many different designs, including your own.Originally Posted by DJ AUN KOR
However, it can also be very time consuming and a little expensive.
A friend and I had various molds imported to the UK and that in itself wasn't cheap.
On average, to create one of their sculptures, you need to cast a mold 18 times.
You also need quite a few moulds if you inend using many diferent features.
That said, if you have the time and are prepared to do a fair bit of work even to create a simple bunker, they are worth while.
I should point out that there used to be a sister site called "Castle Molds" where you could purchase pre-cast bricks quite cheaply, but sadly this site seems to have been abandoned.
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I've got a pretty large collection of hirstarts molds I've used over the years. The best thing for large bunkers, forts, walls, and other scenery is to make a mold of parts you have glued together and then cast it many times. I use plaster to cast the blocks, build what I want, then make a mold of the whole item and cast it in plastic.
As Wolfkin mentioned, there is a company that casts bricks. I'm happy to report that the company is still around at:
Getting the pre-cast bricks can be a great way to see if you like building your own stuff one block at a time.
I am more or less just giving this a plug, but it is worth having more people know about this.
Last edited by Alexei Vor Yaruk; July 6th, 2005 at 16:07.