Tuesday, June 24, 2008

More progress on the Plague Towers

Over the weekend I managed to sculpt the faces on my second Plague Tower. I finished a master wheel and in my first foray into casting made a mold and cast up 24 wheels. I had planned to use 48 sport drink caps to make the 24 wheels but after making one I decided that casting would be a much better way to go. The wheels came out good and now I have to clean them up and drill them for axles. The towers are coming along nicely and I might not have them completely finished by august but they should be table ready. I took some wip pictures but I just have to figure out how to post them here.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Rise Of the Plague Towers

I played a few more league games at the Castle in Greensboro. A rematch against John Bay's Empire knights with me winning this time around, a loss to Scot Tolbert's Chaos Daemons and a loss to Chris Hollowell's Empire.
I had to pull an oncall week so missed out on the second weekend of the league cycle and an Apocalypse game put on by Tuna at Underground games in Charlotte. The worse part is I stayed around the house and didn't get a call all weekend, but I did get to work on my three Plague Tower models. I finished sculpting the faces on one and I think the other two will go faster. I have decided to sculpt one wheel and then cast them in resin. My original plan was to build 48 wheels from sport drink caps. With the help of the boys at the shop I collected up enough caps to do it. It was a good idea but I think that sculpting one wheel and making copies will actually allow me to get them on the field by the next Apocalypse game in August.