Monday, 5 September 2016

CVIII. The Wilderness Project vol.7

THE CHAPEL OF St. HUBERTUS -the roof

 Part three of my chapel build. As the WIP photographs will show, I managed to accomplish plenty in the last two weeks:

I built box windows on the remaining three sides of the tower...
... and then the fun with roof shingles could begin. Starting with the smallest ones, I covered all the roof surfaces over the course of about a week.
Somewhere in between I put together a huge stag skull that will hang above the front entrance. I used bits from Mierce Miniatures and green stuff. Like the other skulls, it is not yet glued in place. They will be painted separately so that I can reach the walls behind them without difficulty.
The Countess inspecting the tiled roof. She approves.
There are close to 4.000 shingles in total, made of 1mm balsa and glued individually on the roof.

After that I finally decided to tackle the wodewose carvings above the door. I sculpted them with air-drying clay. There is paint on them in order to better see the effect. Not bad, but there is room for improvement. Perhaps I'll do better on my next project. I also put some peeling plaster on certain areas. These will later contain text.
The final bit I built was the very tip of the tower. It is removable for easier storage and transport, as the chapel is quite tall. The pyramid roof wasn't tiled with balsa; I rather sculpted the shingles with clay. The cross was assembled from jewelry elements.
So, this is it. I will most probably add more decorative bits here and there at a later point. But right now the chapel is ready for painting. You will also notice that I only have one trophy post - the rest will be crafted and added later as well. Much left to do.
What do you think about the progress so far? Let me know in the comments below.

26 comments:

  1. At the moment it looks like a ludicrously over the top wedding cake :DDD Coz it's all white.....not coz it looks bad :P

    I think this is gunna turn out tops Ana! Can't wait to see it finished.

    Just out of curiosity, will the final product take up too much space on the tabletop to be practical piece of terrain? Or will it be more of a kick arse centrepiece to put on display? Or am I wrong on both counts?

    It really is lovely :)

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  2. 4000 shingles? Jeez!

    It's soooooooo cooool! I want to live in a house like that!
    Amazing job so far!

    /nordic

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  3. I think it's super. Really atmospheric without going over the top. I like the way you've been able to evoke the Handsel and Gretel feel of old Warhammer while avoiding all the skulls and clutter. Looking forward to seeing it painted!

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  4. Wow that looks fantastic. All the work you have put into the shingles really pays off as the roof is so full of character, and sees of the building wonderfully. I am really looking forward to seeing it painted.

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  5. I think it is the most original and most beautiful terrain piece I ever saw. Those waves on the first level roof are amazing!

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  6. Beautiful work! I find that I prep materials well in advance of building something like this. I have hundreds of textured wooden craft sticks, weathered foam "rocks" etc... Seeing something like this where there's so much texture, etc.. I'm glad I work on this in advance.

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  7. Beautiful work! I find that I prep materials well in advance of building something like this. I have hundreds of textured wooden craft sticks, weathered foam "rocks" etc... Seeing something like this where there's so much texture, etc.. I'm glad I work on this in advance.

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  8. My jaw just hit the floor. 4000 shingles?

    Looks insanely good... and that's before it sees a drop of paint.

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  9. Absolutely stunning work and something I've always dreamed of making/having. It hits all the right areas for me. I really can't love this enough! <3 <3 <3

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  10. I absolutely love this! Your vision is so unique and solid. Expect to see this idea (or the methods used to build it) stolen at some point :p

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  11. Thanks for your comments, everybody! :)

    @the one - It sort of does look like a cake. :D
    It's large, but not too large. This is it on a 100x100cm board: LINK. I think its size won't be a problem.

    @Varangian - I can see how it can be convenient to have materials prepared in advance. I don't have a habit of doing that, though. I make my planks, tiles and rocks as they become necessary.

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  12. The shingles! Impressive dedication to detail right there.

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  13. This is incredible! The design is amazing and the small things like the carvings and the peeling give it so much atmosphere, life and even history - crazy!

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  14. The effort you put into the roof has certainly paid off! Brilliant work.

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  15. Wow. That roof is amazing, and you placed each shingle! Bonkers.

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  16. This is turning into a beauty. I really love the attention to detail on this building - very nice.

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  17. wow this has become a true work of passion! All those shingles and details! looking beautiful.

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  18. Great progress - looks amazing. Following with enthusiasm

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  19. Great progress - looks amazing. Following with enthusiasm

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  20. The countess looks so happy ! she ought to be, given your hard work ! amazing!

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