Now that I've got the Schleich figures based, I began work on the terrain for the arena. I want to do something simple but re-usable and so I decided to create some pillars. Here's my progress thus far:
|Mailing tubes. 24 by 2 inch. I plan on cutting|
them in half to create a total of 12 pillars.
|3-inch wood disks. 12 copies. This is the base.|
|2.5-inch wood disks. Above the base.|
|Corkwood adhesive paper. I have 6 but|
I should have purchased 12. grr. Math; how
does it work? Miracles!
|The base of the 12 pillars.|
|The tops of the 12 pillars. Um sloppy so|
be sure to keep the plastic end-caps.
|2.125-inch disks. These are glued to the|
pillars (tubes) and then to the base.
|All of the disks stacked. I make 12 sets.|
|First attempt to wrap the corkwood paper.|
|To hide the gap I glue a strip. Here is|
a pillar set upon the set of disks.
|Here's the top. Apparently a 24 by 2 inch tube|
is actually 25 inches long and 2.125 diameter!
|Here's what one pillar looks like|
next to the 1:18 scale (90MM) Roman.
|And here's the cluster of pillars. Maybe I'll|
paint them white after I paint them black with primer?
|I'm trying out the zenithal technique here;|
black primer at the bottom, gray at the top.
|These shots are at night. Anyhow, this is a lower shot.|