After painting the green tide, I needed a change. So I went for some scenery. Don't know how, along the years I've ended up owning three tombs. You know, these things happen.
|Enough for my own private mausoleum|
The painted one is the original tomb, I mean, the one that came with my
game back in 1989. Painted with enamels by then, as you can obviously
see. Ah, crazy youth...
I didn't want the plain cardboard, but something with some bas-relief. So I toyed with the idea of sculpting the motifs directly on the original cardboard. I immediately put the idea apart, didn't want to harm the originals.
|Cardboard from a fridge magnet brought directly from the city of London. You know, promoting tourism|
But then, when I reached this stage... I simply knew I'm way too lazy to sculpt all that. And I know you know that too. So I just plundered my bits. Let's see what happened:
|For the original one, the simplest of the designs, crosses of Malta|
|Some bits here and there|
Of course you didn't expect the three tombs to be just the same, did
you? I severed the knight's head and substituted it with a helmet from a
Knight of the Empire (allegedly). I really don't know what the hell I
did with the torso, I just happened to have the helmet (but still had to
put some green stuff to fill in). I also added a shield, a coupe of
swords as a bas-relief and... well, skulls. I realize my subconscious
must have some GW spot over there. But I really thought that if there
was a place to put some skulls, it really was a tomb.
Anycase, I tried a different approach for the third one:
|A flying tomb!|
|Knights in black|
Of course I also was too lazy to paint marble or beautiful white stone. Old reliable greyscale was more than enough for my time and skill:
The whole mausoleum looks like this:
|Quite simple, but I believe it's effective. At least it is enough for my gaming scenery standards, hehe.|
Well, now I can set my mind for another different thing... until I come back to HeroQuest.
I'm afraid I will be keeping a low profile for the next few weeks again, but I'll try to blog as much as I can. See you! :)