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PostSubject: Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP   Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP Icon_minitimeMon 22 Sep 2014 - 3:14

quick pics
comments & questions welcome
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original idea was egyptian-ish pyramid and rooms
you'll see the rooms part below
but you'll see in a later post that the pyramid will be mayan-ish
basically to make the "building" more playable like shown in other poster's versions as well as the old-school lustrian scenery
ramp down (and back to burial chamber inside pyramid)
3 anterooms
pool of radiance
underground temple
yes, there is a "star gate"...
hopefully pyramid next time
enough words!

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PostSubject: Re: Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP   Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP Icon_minitimeMon 22 Sep 2014 - 5:29

I'm going to enjoy watching this one. farao
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PostSubject: Re: Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP   Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP Icon_minitimeMon 22 Sep 2014 - 7:12

As always, your work is amazing looking.
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PostSubject: Re: Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP   Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP Icon_minitimeMon 22 Sep 2014 - 13:28

This look´s really, really great by now.

I´m totally in love with the pyramid theme. Can´t wait to see where this is going.
Would love to see an Khemriish Pyramid too.

Have fun building and painting this one Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP   Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP Icon_minitimeMon 22 Sep 2014 - 13:35

VERY NICE START! A pyramid/ziggurat done in your unique style will be WONDROUS to behold. Keep up the FINE WORK!   thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP   Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP Icon_minitimeTue 23 Sep 2014 - 4:43

quick update

first, forgot to post this last time: conceptual planning and design

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now the the pyramid WIP

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burial room

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much tile work to come on pyramid and base board/street, steps (at front), probably texture paint, etc.

may drill out sacrifice hole on top level to connect to burial room below...

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PostSubject: Re: Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP   Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP Icon_minitimeTue 23 Sep 2014 - 13:21

It is coming along WONDERFULLY! That does look complex though. This is a piece that careful planning becomes a necessity...that places it beyond my impromptu abilities. Keep up the GREAT WORK!   thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP   Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP Icon_minitimeThu 25 Sep 2014 - 2:56

Even at this stage that is a MOST IMPRESSIVE piece...the stair case is STUNNING. GREAT WORK!   thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP   Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP Icon_minitimeThu 25 Sep 2014 - 3:16

Oh now I want to build another pyramid...

Excellent work farao farao
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PostSubject: Re: Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP   Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP Icon_minitimeThu 25 Sep 2014 - 8:39

After having seen your last works over a long time, i am still in awe everytime i see new creations in wood by yourself. It looks like it s going to take you hours just for sawing oder cutting out those wooden tile or stairs, most impressive!

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PostSubject: Re: Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP   Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP Icon_minitimeFri 26 Sep 2014 - 21:54

I was puzzling out the sacrificial altar positioning, but the pit looks lethal enough the fall that would kill the victim without any messy preliminaries. VERY NICE PROGRESS!   thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP   Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP Icon_minitimeSat 27 Sep 2014 - 4:02

The rings for ball games are a great touch thumbsup thumbsup

Though the Egyptian theme suffers thereby...
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PostSubject: Re: Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP   Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP Icon_minitimeSat 27 Sep 2014 - 5:23

VK, deafnala, cuchulain23, korn, foedebolle thx again for the comments
VK I agree from a historical perspective but I liked them
the piece is turning out mayan-ish/meso-american on top, egyptian-ish on the bottom + a totally inaccurate spawning pool
oh well, it's turned into a (fantasy) mash-up
I have some exterior pyramid tiles to finish up (not shown in photos) but the construction is pretty close to done
even though the floor plate/lid is still modular -- it will fit any of my ~8"x8" buildings in the cut out where the pyramid sits, this is one of the first floor plates with permanent 3D features (walls, pillars, pool, stairs)
design decisions (e.g. location of walls, pillars, door openings) placed to matche up with my other modular boards
probably won't get to paint this weekend...
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PostSubject: Re: Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP   Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP Icon_minitimeSun 28 Sep 2014 - 1:34

last details to do:
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PostSubject: Re: Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP   Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP Icon_minitimeSun 28 Sep 2014 - 3:50

Holy Moly! This looks so fantastic, i love the mix of different pyramidal influences.
I´m excited to see this textured and painted.


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PostSubject: Re: Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP   Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP Icon_minitimeSat 4 Oct 2014 - 19:44

paint coming along WIP:

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note that the inner walls in the dungeon/underground level are not installed yet

this helps to be able to paint easier

after the clear coat is dry, the masking tape will be removed so that the inner walls can be glued to the base and each other with strong wood glue

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PostSubject: Re: Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP   Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP Icon_minitimeSat 4 Oct 2014 - 21:15

LOOKIN' GOOD! The stone really painted up quite nicely; you have a fine depth of color. GREAT WORK!   thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP   Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP Icon_minitimeSat 4 Oct 2014 - 21:26

thx DN! Smile

couple of teaser shots Smile

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water effects for upper and lower pools drying (probably a few hours)...
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PostSubject: Re: Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP   Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP Icon_minitimeSun 5 Oct 2014 - 4:04

Looking great thumbsup thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP   Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP Icon_minitimeSun 5 Oct 2014 - 14:13

I love the interior views; it really is very atmospheric. The OH-SO-COOL Formerly Living Priest & the piles of treasure give a hint to just how TERRIFIC this will be for action photos & games, if so inclined. WONDERFUL WORK!   thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP   Pyramid of Amenhotep WIP Icon_minitimeMon 6 Oct 2014 - 3:23

ug! only 1/8th through this detail and I'm lacking inspiration!
I meant to/should have carved this detail before I constructed the pyramid but got lazy/anxious and pushed ahead
now I'm not so happy trying to accurately cut with a utility knife and extract material with knife and file...
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so a couple of crappy shots showing water effects for spawning pool and pool of radiance
I simply use water based gloss varnish from hardware store

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staircase detail
(and a note: notwithstanding the pyramid stairs, I choose to generally sacrifice architectural accuracy for playability, i.e. "flat" stairs so models can "stand")
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why I have a staircase
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a hint of the end
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and how a flat modular "building" transforms the board
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thinking of doing a "platform" building with pillars as alternative to pyramid...

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