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PostSubject: The Ruins of Al Shewdin and the oasis of El Marhal   Fri 11 Apr 2014 - 12:03

East of the gulf of Medes, the oasis of El Marhal has long served Imperial traders from Sudenburg traveling to the southern reaches of the World Edges Mountains in search of gold. Recently, the ever shifting Great Sandy Desert has revealed the long concealed ruins of a city. The superstitious Arabyan guides quickly recalled stories of the lost Al Shewdin, a Nehekharan outpost. Unsurprisingly, fortune seekers and cut-throats from Sudenburg quickly took to the desert...

I've just started working on a new board, deliberately limiting myself to the Arcane Ruins, the 40k 3rd ed. Jungle Trees and the usual foam and foam board. Here are the results of the first couple of weeks of work Smile

The Temple of Shemlek (Magic Circle)



The Gate of Mahalik (Sorcerous Portal)



The Obelisk of Tahaluk (Way or Bane Stone)



The idea is to use some of the Fantasy special effect terrains to guide me in the development of a multi-purpose board.
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PostSubject: Re: The Ruins of Al Shewdin and the oasis of El Marhal   Sat 12 Apr 2014 - 5:40

I'll be watching this with interest.  thumbsup 
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PostSubject: Re: The Ruins of Al Shewdin and the oasis of El Marhal   Sat 12 Apr 2014 - 6:04

That does look to have a considerable amount of potential cool...the Obelisk is already VERY COOL. I hope you have as much FUN making it as we will watching it develop.   What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: The Ruins of Al Shewdin and the oasis of El Marhal   Mon 14 Apr 2014 - 0:49

Really like the sandish color on the way/bane stone!
Now go paint the rest! ;-)
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PostSubject: Re: The Ruins of Al Shewdin and the oasis of El Marhal   Mon 5 May 2014 - 5:19

And here they are, painted!

The Temple of Shemlek (Magic Circle)



The Gate of Mahalik (Sorcerous Portal)


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PostSubject: Re: The Ruins of Al Shewdin and the oasis of El Marhal   Mon 5 May 2014 - 5:43

VERY COOL! The bright colors add a certain eldritch quality to the ruins. GREAT WORK!   thumbsup 
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PostSubject: Re: The Ruins of Al Shewdin and the oasis of El Marhal   Mon 5 May 2014 - 8:18

I like the Gate best, but great work on all the pieces  farao 
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PostSubject: Re: The Ruins of Al Shewdin and the oasis of El Marhal   Mon 5 May 2014 - 10:02

Thumbs up, great work!

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PostSubject: Re: The Ruins of Al Shewdin and the oasis of El Marhal   Wed 18 Jun 2014 - 5:15

I had a slow down, but here there's a new piece, textured and ready for painting.

The Palace of Ramehelik, east wing (Acropolis of Heroes)



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PostSubject: Re: The Ruins of Al Shewdin and the oasis of El Marhal   Wed 18 Jun 2014 - 5:22

VERY CREATIVE use of the G.W. pieces. This will be a BEAUTY once painted. You may be slow, but the results are TERRIFIC...GREAT WORK!   thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: The Ruins of Al Shewdin and the oasis of El Marhal   Fri 11 Jul 2014 - 3:11

This time, to add a bit of colour I went for alternating tiles.

The Palace of Ramehelik, east wing (Acropolis of Heroes)






I'll never do it again! I was unable to focus distant objects for an hour or so after I finished it Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: The Ruins of Al Shewdin and the oasis of El Marhal   Fri 11 Jul 2014 - 3:20

I like this colors. Good work  thumbsup 
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PostSubject: Re: The Ruins of Al Shewdin and the oasis of El Marhal   Fri 11 Jul 2014 - 5:43

I'm with Fat Rat on this: that is REALLY COOL! The tilled floors look TERRIFIC with the Evil Temple bits. AND the color selection & brushwork are EXCEPTIONAL. It brings to mind for some reason or other From Dusk till Dawn. VERY WELL DONE!   thumbsup 
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PostSubject: Re: The Ruins of Al Shewdin and the oasis of El Marhal   Fri 11 Jul 2014 - 6:07

Thanks, folks  cheers 

Reminds of From dusk till Dawn...because of this, perhaps?


Unintenionally, but it's almost the same sand colour.
And I think there were bas-relief skulls on the walls of the Titty Twister Bar.
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PostSubject: Re: The Ruins of Al Shewdin and the oasis of El Marhal   Fri 11 Jul 2014 - 6:38

Now that's inspiration  affraid 

Very nice job on the tiled floor  thumbsup thumbsup 
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PostSubject: Re: The Ruins of Al Shewdin and the oasis of El Marhal   Fri 11 Jul 2014 - 7:01

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Thanks, folks  cheers 

Reminds of From dusk till Dawn...because of this, perhaps?


Unintenionally, but it's almost the same sand colour.
And I think there were bas-relief skulls on the walls of the Titty Twister Bar.


I think it's the view of the brothel on top of the Aztec Ziggurat at the end of the film that did it.
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PostSubject: Re: The Ruins of Al Shewdin and the oasis of El Marhal   Fri 11 Jul 2014 - 10:23

Great job, i really like the choice of colours, and now that you mention the film below, i like it even more!Wink

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PostSubject: Re: The Ruins of Al Shewdin and the oasis of El Marhal   Fri 11 Jul 2014 - 11:18

VERY cool. Those times may have been tedious for you, but they look fantastic!
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PostSubject: Re: The Ruins of Al Shewdin and the oasis of El Marhal   Sun 29 Nov 2015 - 6:32

We all know how life gets in the way of the really important stuff, but I haven't left this project Smile

The Palace of Ramehelik, north wing (no point giving it 8th ed. rules now that AoS is upon us)






I kept the tile work pattern simple this time, for the sake of my poor ol' eyes Wink
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PostSubject: Re: The Ruins of Al Shewdin and the oasis of El Marhal   Sun 29 Nov 2015 - 6:43

Real life is obviously a diabolic invention that interferes with "making a joyful sound". That aside, the Royal Ruins did turn out SPLENDIDLY; I love the stairs. VERY NICELY DONE!   thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: The Ruins of Al Shewdin and the oasis of El Marhal   Sun 29 Nov 2015 - 10:22

The Crowmoons need to loot that ruined palace! I bet there are loads of ancient relics buried in there! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: The Ruins of Al Shewdin and the oasis of El Marhal   Sun 29 Nov 2015 - 10:51

Indeed, Warboss Kurgan Wink
Let me get the entire city done and we'll have a new campaign there.
I have plans for a ziqqurat, an arcane ruin, another portal and some trees for the actual oasis Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The Ruins of Al Shewdin and the oasis of El Marhal   Sun 29 Nov 2015 - 12:35

Great work on the ruins farao

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(no point giving it 8th ed. rules now that AoS is upon us)
Why not? I have used the 6th edition terrain chart since it came out. It is a fine resource for themed games.
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PostSubject: Re: The Ruins of Al Shewdin and the oasis of El Marhal   Sun 29 Nov 2015 - 14:02

Thanks all you guys! cheers

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Why not? I have used the 6th edition terrain chart since it came out.  It is a fine resource for themed games.

Well, just because with Warboss Kurgan and a few others here in Manchester we really got the AoS bug, so we're no longer playing 8th ed.. Anyway, the original plan was to use it as an Haunted Mansion Wink
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PostSubject: Re: The Ruins of Al Shewdin and the oasis of El Marhal   Sun 29 Nov 2015 - 17:21

cheers

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