Sunday, 3 April 2011

Castle Ruins - Tunnel Entrance and Layout

Time has been against me again this week when it came to model work, but with a sunny Sunday afternoon here I managed to get a couple of hours in the garden to work on the castle ruin entrance tunnel.

You might recall when I first got hold of the large pieces of polystyrene I said to look at them from every direction before cutting them up.  During my examination I noticed a section that would make a great tunnel or passage way.

Using the  hot wire cutter I removed this section. This gives me two sides, with pillars, and a roof. You might notice that the original packing had taken some damage – this happened when I was trying to get the polystyrene home last November during a blizzard, gripping hard onto the large pieces trying to escape in the driving snow my grip broke some chunks off. Anyway it will all add to the final effect.

I’ve now managed to cover the inside of the tunnel (sides and roof) with filler and I’ve carved the stone work in. Over the next couple of weeks I hope to get the outside finished and then painted.

Working outside today I got the first chance in a while to lay out all the finished pieces made for the castle ruin set so far. Here are a few pictures of just one configuration of the pieces.


  1. That entranceway looks great. Really liking this castle theme right now.

  2. Very nice job on the entranceway, and the layout is looking very good. Will you add some murderholes to the entrance?

  3. Fantastic stuff, even took me a while to realise what you'd used as the floor. And I use them in my work-space all the time.

  4. Cheers guys.

    @Luckyjoe, I hadn't planned to put murder holes in, but it's a good idea. I'll see if I can add them, might be a bit tricky now that the filler has hardened on the inside. But I like the idea and will give it a try - watch this space.

    @Zombie Ad, it was left by a delivery guy last year as it was all covered in tape, I cleaned it up and it makes a good cover for the garden table when I lay models out.

  5. This is brilliant. I've been looking to make some new Mordheim and you make it look very easy. Cheers :D


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