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tilt
01-08-2012, 09:21 AM
Named for the hero Archon who held back invading forces across this field by releasing the full force of his magic and the magic of his Coterie ripping the earth apart in front of his defenders making them able to hold until reinforcement arrived. Archon himself was burned to crisp by channeling the enormous amounts of magic.
Today a small town has grown around the pillar that was erected in his honor.

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Lukc
01-08-2012, 01:26 PM
You're just fixing up your kitchen, aren't you? :P

Master TMO
01-09-2012, 09:44 AM
LOL. That comment made me go back and check to see if a fort made from couch cushions would qualify as an entry. ;)

tilt
01-09-2012, 03:02 PM
@lukc ROFL (Note: I hope it will last a bit longer only 8 years since we built the house)
@Master TMO it would indeed :)

Lukc
01-09-2012, 04:15 PM
I'm going to make an entry out of my cat's litterbox now ... :P

Bogie
01-10-2012, 01:13 AM
As long as you don't make an entry into your cat's litter box....

I was going to put a white sheet over my pillows and say it was a hillside covered in snow.;)

tilt
01-10-2012, 08:24 AM
As long as you don't make an entry into your cat's litter box....

I was going to put a white sheet over my pillows and say it was a hillside covered in snow.;)

and then add santa and his sleigh ;)

dangerdog15
01-12-2012, 03:30 PM
You guys had me cracking up!
The story is great tilt. Looking forward to more pics.

tilt
01-13-2012, 09:35 AM
thanks dangerdog - have had trouble finding time for this but hope to do more over the weekend (well saturday as I'm going to DM D&D on sunday).

tilt
01-13-2012, 11:47 AM
So it turns out I threw away my old miter saw when I got my new electric and professional one. However the new ones blade is to large for making small cuts so been out buying a miter box and saw again. I've strongly reduced the size of the diorama I wanted to do as I realised I probably didn't want to throw it out after and that meant I had to make a diorama that would fit on a shelf. So the measurements ended up 24 x 75 cm. I've sketched the main road, the river and the placement of the pillar raised in Archons honor. :)

dangerdog15
01-13-2012, 04:18 PM
Nice! Wood working is fun. Sorry to hear about the saw complications. Glad to hear you are going smaller though. It means you'll be able to concentrate your art and painting without spreading yourself thin.

tilt
01-23-2012, 05:38 AM
I had hope to do some work during the weekend- but with 2 birthday parties for my 7 year old there just didn't seem to be any time... so now monday, time is running out but I hope to still get a map in there... progress so far consist of gluing some styrofoam and masonite to the base and get some heights to the ground. :)

dangerdog15
01-23-2012, 07:54 PM
Lookin good tilt-inator.

tilt
01-24-2012, 04:20 AM
Managed to get a quick base color on - couldn't find anything to rinse my brushes with so I just stayed with the big brush I began with, which meant I couldn't get into the small cracks. The color got a little lighther than I wanted but I'll fix that later :)

tilt
01-30-2012, 05:57 AM
a quick update - got some houses on the way, the river is shaped and a small bridge as well...

Lukc
01-30-2012, 07:46 AM
Looking good :) I'm not going to finish my model on time, so I'll just stand on the sidelines and cheer.

tilt
01-30-2012, 12:08 PM
the river is almost done - just need to color the rocks and place it in the landscape :)

tilt
01-30-2012, 03:07 PM
I'l like to do a thousand things more, but time is running out so I've been concentrating on just getting to a point where I have a map :) ... my personal favorite is the water.
Camera sucks but here goes :)

### Latest WIP ###

lostatsea
01-30-2012, 08:55 PM
Really like the Water' What did you make it out of?? I think you use solvent based paint as the beads in the foam really show. Need to seal it first or use acrylic craft paints Unless of course that is the look you are going for !!?? Using solvent on foam is great for doing cobblestone if you go a little at a time. Love the setup in general. I hope this challenge comes back around in the future I had a couple of other ideas I was torn between :)

Bogie
01-30-2012, 11:57 PM
Nice! The water is the best part.