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PostSubject: Ruined Tomb   Tue 27 Jul 2010 - 18:30

Started work on another project. The inspiration here was Roslin Chapel (the one they used in the Davinci Code) I wanted to create a partially ruined tomb with the Sarcophagus lids flush with the floor. I also wanted to use HirstArts Blocks. I have had the molds laying around for a while, but have never really built anything large with them.

I used the template from HirstArts Church plans as a loose template.





The statues will be weathered bronze.


The floor will be simple 1/4" tiles with a rose pattern that I achived by using a craft bead pressed into exposed foam.


The front looked a little plain, so I added a decoration take from a cast of a cross tomb stone, and added a door.



Close up of the door


Insipired by our local HirstArts quru I decided to add hinges to the door.


For the sarcophagus tops, I used an old Hero Quest model, and made a mold out of it using silcone putty. It came out pretty good.



Here you can see two casts placed into rough position


The inside walls seemed a little plain, so I spackeled over the bricks to create a plastered look. I then decided that it would look cool with some hanging tapestries on the door side, prob be a coat of arms or something similar. Here you can see the tapestry hooks I made using small squares of plastic card, and bent wire.



With the tapestries hanging. These were made with toothpicks, craft beads, and the foil from a wine bottle. I may tatter them a bit more what do you think?



Next, I decided to add some windows. I originally was just going to create the tracery from scratch, but this was much eaiser. The windows are acrylic I purchased from A&K Studios. This is also where I purchased a very nice tombstone mold. Fast and friend service. And a very quality product. A&K Studios They have some other pretty cool stuff for use with Hirst Arts, worth a look.

Windows loose fit into the tomb.


side windows



I am also considering adding a companion piece of a grave yard that will be off to the side of the tomb. Here are some cast tombstones from the mold I got from A&K Studios



Well that is it for now... more updates to come.
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PostSubject: Re: Ruined Tomb   Tue 27 Jul 2010 - 18:38

Looking good!

Is the door made out of foam?

Also i love the nostalgia produced whenever i see HeroQuest and even Advanced HeroQuest pieces being used!
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PostSubject: Re: Ruined Tomb   Tue 27 Jul 2010 - 20:18

PRETTY COOL...it has definite SPOOKY possibilities. You did a FINE job on the door & I LOVE the windows. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
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PostSubject: Re: Ruined Tomb   Tue 27 Jul 2010 - 21:05

Thanks for the comments, always encouraging. I plan to have this painted in the next few days. Hopefully I can do it justice.


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Looking good!

Is the door made out of foam?

Also i love the nostalgia produced whenever i see HeroQuest and even Advanced HeroQuest pieces being used!

Yes the door is made of blue foam with plastic card details.
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PostSubject: Re: Ruined Tomb   Thu 29 Jul 2010 - 3:39

Beautiful work - the details are impressive!
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PostSubject: Re: Ruined Tomb   Thu 29 Jul 2010 - 3:59

Very nice! In this construction the hirst arts pieces look fitting for a change (I usually dislike the "lego look").

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PostSubject: Re: Ruined Tomb   Fri 30 Jul 2010 - 1:52

Brilliant piece so far!! I love the small details such as the tapestries and windows!
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PostSubject: Re: Ruined Tomb   Fri 30 Jul 2010 - 1:57

Brilliant piece so far!! I love the small details such as the tapestries and windows!
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PostSubject: Re: Ruined Tomb   Fri 30 Jul 2010 - 4:26

This tomb is turning out to be quite a masterpiece! All the small details really bring the piece to life... The statues, shape of the door, tapestries, I could go on and on... I like it (in particular the hinges on the door )!
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PostSubject: Re: Ruined Tomb   Fri 30 Jul 2010 - 12:55

Thanks for the comments guys, it makes the effort of posting worthwhile.

I started work on the door statutes, in retrospec I could have just painted them stone, but these guys just had a more bronze look to me.




A WIP shot of the painted tile floor, I am fairly pleased with the design. I will be playing on them a bit on the tapestries, which I think will be two coats of arms, as it only seems appropriate for the dead guys laying here.



Got a base coat and the first wash on the building. Here are a few shots with things loose fit into place to give an idea of what the finished is roughly going to look like.







I am thinking of putting the sarcophagus's on small raised bases, nothing crazy just raising them off the floor a bit. I think it would look a little be better?

Something like this. Any thoughts?

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PostSubject: Re: Ruined Tomb   Fri 30 Jul 2010 - 13:05

I like the idea of having the lids raised off the floor (LOVELY floor BTW)...while some sarcophagi lid are flush with the floor in reality, these look not-quite-flush enough. The Project is coming along BEAUTIFULLY!
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PostSubject: Re: Ruined Tomb   Fri 30 Jul 2010 - 14:16

really good looking, i like the hanging tapestries
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PostSubject: Re: Ruined Tomb   Fri 30 Jul 2010 - 16:32

Liking the attention to detail! Looking forward to seeing it progress to finished product!
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PostSubject: Re: Ruined Tomb   Sat 31 Jul 2010 - 8:20

Excellent! I had not noticed this thread before. Great job, HornedRat!
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PostSubject: Re: Ruined Tomb   Wed 4 Aug 2010 - 18:24

I decided to go ahead and raise the tids off the floor. I created a base from balsa, and used card cut with pinking shears to make a decorative edge.



Here is a picture for scale



And some pictures of it painted.













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PostSubject: Re: Ruined Tomb   Wed 4 Aug 2010 - 20:32

That REALLY is a FINE piece. The floor is SPECTACULAR & the standards add just the right touch of color. The pinking sheared trim was a clever & effective touch. VERY WELL DONE!
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PostSubject: Re: Ruined Tomb   Thu 28 Oct 2010 - 4:50

incredibly well done! truely inspirational!
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PostSubject: Re: Ruined Tomb   Thu 28 Oct 2010 - 7:38

This is AMAZING! Awesome work!

I love the little door handle. Great attention to details. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Ruined Tomb   Thu 28 Oct 2010 - 8:27

Great work!! I love all the little details and this is making me want to look into Hirst's collection of molds in order to possibly speed along some of the project ideas I have...

Keep up the good work!!


PS what did you use to hinge the door??
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PostSubject: Re: Ruined Tomb   Thu 28 Oct 2010 - 9:09

Wow! The paint job is superb! It really brings the piece to life. Thanks for sharing! bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Ruined Tomb   Thu 28 Oct 2010 - 10:22

Some profoundly amazing stuff - hope to see more!
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PostSubject: Re: Ruined Tomb   Thu 28 Oct 2010 - 15:41

Fantastic job meister, love the effigies you made. And nice weathering too!
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PostSubject: Re: Ruined Tomb   Mon 1 Nov 2010 - 14:29

wow that's awesome!!
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PostSubject: Re: Ruined Tomb   Sat 20 Nov 2010 - 19:01

Very beautiful. WHat are the walls of the building made of?
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PostSubject: Re: Ruined Tomb   Wed 24 Nov 2010 - 11:51

flipchuck wrote:
Very beautiful. WHat are the walls of the building made of?

The walls are made from HirstArts Blocks. The sky really is the limit with the molds he provides. You can find him Here at HirstArts
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