Friday, 21 May 2010
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Yesterday afternoon, I was dropping off the latest Ancient Greek terrain pieces, some more ruins when Dave showed me the very first resin casting of the Greek Temple. I know I should be a little more humble, but these castings are truly fantastic, the detail is astounding and having worked for the last month on either the actual masters or plaster of Paris copies, I was really very pleased and proud of the finished resin model and cannot wait to see one painted up.
At the same time, I picked up a 28mm model of the Tudor Style Dovecote, a three piece casting - main body, roof and top of the dove or pigeon entrance. I will try to get one painted and photographed soon.
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
Here are images of the latest additions to the Ancient Greek themed terrain pieces.
Photo One - A sacred Olive tree.
Photo Two - A Greek Statue.
Photos Three, Four and Five - Ruined walls, the inspiration came from the film Jason and the Argonauts, where the animated skeletons are fighting Jason on ruined wall sections.
Photo Five - The finished Potters House, using a new tiled roof casting that was also produced by me and the novel feature of a stone well.
Tuesday, 4 May 2010
Two more Greek models, the first is an early Greek Kiln, taken from a number of illustration on the Internet and featured in children's Greek History books. The un-cooked pottery is placed in the upper section with a charcoal fire in the lower. Once the fire is burning, both the furnace entrance and smoke chimney are sealed off and a chemical reaction bakes the pottery and turns it black.
The pots are either sculpted by me or modified beads, which have in turn been cast in resin (green resin in this case).
The second photo is a small decorative piece, based on The Oracle at Delpi. The story goes that sacrifices were made to a priestess who sat on a tripod over a volcanic vent and would answer questions posed to her. It is believed that the toxic fumes would place the priestess in a trance. Other stories talk of the priestess chewing laurel leaves to induce a trance.