Friday, 19 July 2013
Warbases Dark Ages Watchtower Finished
I'm afraid I rather abandoned the step-by-step approach for this last one and just got the tower finished.
The walls were washed with Gryphonne sepia then drybrushed back with Deneb stone and then white.
It was at this point the difficulties presented by having both roof and balcony in place really became apparent - but if you're going to render the walls I can't see a way around it - smarter modelers than me can doubtless find a way.
The wooden bits were largely drybrushed with an assortment of grays and browns and then washed with Devlan mud.
Finally the thatch was further drybrushed with Graveyard Earth and Bleached Bone.
What every Saxon Shore needs
The colour balance is a little out of whack on a couple of the pictures making parts of it look more orange than in reality.
Overall I'm very pleased with it. Yes the balcony is a little out of scale (it needs to be to fit a 20mm base on it) and yes it's not actually that tall and I'm not sure of its historical accuracy.
But for my purposes its just about perfect, cheap, gives effective results, doesn't take up too much space on the battlefield and most importantly says "late Roman Watchtower" to me. Scenery is representative for me and this one does that to a tee.
Border Guard Duty
Keep those eyes peeled for Saxons...
Now to burn it to the ground!