Keeping with the Shanty Town theme I wanted to add some vertical terrain. A tower seemed the go but I wanted something morel like a wizards tower than a watch tower. So the Wyrd Tower was born. The base is yet more Hirst Arts molds, this time just the basic brick mold #40.

These were assembled to fit on a old CD base, and 4 layers of bricks were built up with no form work or checking for straightness, and no excess glue was cleaned up. I really wanted the base to look like it had been roughly assembled, and the best way to do that is to roughly assemble it. A foamcore base was added to the top, with a short section protruding as a balcony. On top of that was added to box tube for the height, and then the whole piece was textured with card and more rivets.

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The finished tower was undercoated black, and the back/base brickwork stipple painted cream. All the metal parts were then painted heavily rusted. This is a simple base of brown, stippled by a brown/orange mix, and then followed up with a quick pure orange. All the rusted areas are then dry brushed with a mix of 3:1 mix of silver & black. Then the whole tower (base included) is given a muck wash. This is basically the same brown mixed with whatever water is in the jar I rinse my brushes in. Finally, the areas around the drainpipes are given a green wash, and posters added from Yaktribe.

The result…

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Close up details of t he top hatch and the big poster on the base.

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