Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Edges and details





Thursday, December 23, 2010

Tavern Complete

Well, that went fairly quickly, compared to the other projects.

I'm looking at this set of game rules for use on my board, since the Swashbuckler rules are dated, slow and clunky .... http://www.eurekamin.com.au/andoneforall.php

So, here is the completed work:







Say hi to my friends on your way through ...


A bit of action on the floor:


Stairs detail:

The chandeliers were an awful fiddly struggle, but they turned out ok:

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Abartho's Tavern


Here's some more on my Swashbuckler Tavern.





Monday, December 20, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Painting the Circus

I can't wait for the last bricks to get done before getting right into the painting.

Here are a few pics of the Circus wall with most of the large scale paint done. I expect I'll be driven to add a lot of detail later on ...







Monday, December 13, 2010

Quick Build Tavern

Another work in progress.

I remember this old boardgame, Swashbuckler, which is about swordfight duels in the spirit of Erol Flynn or Three Musketeers.

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My original plan for this one was at 1:72 scale, but I couldn't get really good miniatures for it at that scale. So I'm looking at 25mm or 28mm instead.

The board is a medieval tavern, and will get decorated with tables, chairs, chandeliers and other furnishings. I'll make those out of wood bits.

The basic shape is simple, and I had a great pile of leftover bricks from that other project, so I laid out the parts like this:



I was fairly happy with that, so I glued it together in stages over a couple hours:





And here it is ready for painting:



Only problem with that is the weather -- it might be March before I can get outside with a spray-paint can.