Sunday, August 21, 2011

Helms Deep Project Pic's - FINISHED PRODUCT!!!!

Ok as you guys can tell from the title - I am VERY excited about finishing this. This has been a tremendous undertaking for me and it has been a LOT of fun - as I have heard from quite a few of my friends (and of which I am really starting to believe as well) - That I have quite a talent for this kind of thing. With that said, I hope all of you enjoy this as much as I have enjoyed building it.

Ok, Now on to the pictures.

These first 2 pictures shows the removable section of the Deeping Wall - I made it so a 5 man Fantasy tray could move through it easily without having to reform or remove any models.

This section of wall was added so that we could extend the table later on if we wanted to.

These 3 pictures show the changes we have done to the front of the keep - We have added a decorative strip along the front and have connected the secret door to the ramp (still leaving enough of a gap to warrant a jump test for LOTR games)

We decided to go with a set of stairs instead of a ramp to lead up onto the second story of the keep and we also decided to leave the possibility of an armoury for the possible future expansion.

Roughly the only thing left for us to build is the drop-gate directly above the doorway - I have a general idea for it but I hadnt been able to implement it yet.

Also one of my friends is going to be doing a video of the entire project today (hopefully) so I will post the link when he's able to upload it.

There are a minimum of 2 more projects that I have in mind that will probably start surfacing pretty soon. So,until that time - Peace Out and Happy Gaming!!!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Helms Deep project part 5

Man I am worn out from this round - I went to Games Workshop yesterday to maybe work on my project for 5-6 hours and hang out for the rest. I made it there at about 1:15 and started about 1:30 and only took 2 breaks from start to finish - I only stopped when I heard that it was close to 9:00 - So forgive me if I keep the Information short - But apart from that the project is coming along a LOT faster now because we are almost DONE!!!

Well I wont bore you with too much dialog today so please enjoy these pictures

We are slightly modifying the original design to allow room for expansion later on if we want too - this area would be a possible armory.

This gives an aerial view of the work that I was able to accomplish yesterday. We have also added an additional ramp to the walkway that will surround the keep

I apologize that this picture is a little fuzzy. we will be putting the ramp to the top of the keep over here.

I will be trying to finish this on Wednesday so my friends will be able to enjoy it before the weekend. Until that time Peace out!!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Helms Deep project part 4

Ok guys - Im actually running out of time tonight so I'm just gonna keep this post short. I'll post the new information as soon as I can
Oh and yes you will see LOTR models in the pictures to help give you an idea of how tall it actually is
Front view

The Towers to the sides of the ramp will be built so that we can connect the secret door to the ramp it should be pretty nice by the time were done with them

I have started to map out the walkway inside the keep as you can see from this picture.

Inside and outside view of the stairway leading into the keep from the Deeping Wall

this large block is going to be our basing for the Keep - As you know we are slightly modifying the way it looks to make it a bit more functional. We will be adding another ramp to the other end of the keep so defenders can access the keep from either side.

Well thats about it for now - we will be picking up 2 boxes this saturday to help finish it off so after that we should be able to start basing the hardboard. So until next time - Peace Out!!!

Helms Deep project part 4 Coming Soon

I will be posting the pictures later today - This phase has seen a LOT of things happen that I feel have made this project worthwhile for me - When I started this project I had NO CLUE how this was going to turn out. but seeing it come together the way it has has been AWESOME. We haven't even started the basing for it yet and I already feel this is going to be my greatest achievement yet. Its coming out so well I have even started thinking about my next project. So I hope that you guys will keep up the encouragement. It has definitely made a BIG difference!!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Helms Deep Project Pics part 3

Hey guys, As you will see from the next set of pictures I have been really busy this last week. I was basically able to do this next set of building on Sunday with some help from some of my friends. I have finally found out how I am going to do the Keep so this next round of pictures will be quite impressive.

Ok, for those of you who have just joined us and you guys who have been following my progress faithfully, I wish to give you guys a big Thank You. If I didn't know that anyone was waiting to see how this was going. I dont think I'd have made it this far. I hope that this project has sparked some ideas in your own heads. If it has, all I can say is - Go for it!!! You are only limited by your own imagination.

Ok enough of my rambling........

Ok once I completed the main wall in the front we added in the large walkway on the top and the supports for the walkway and the balcony. I like the way these came out.

Opposite view of last picture.

This view of the large walkway shows the cutout section for the wall that the defenders can open to drop rocks onto the attackers trying to beat the door open. This section should be quite interesting to build. If you guys have any idea on how this can be done please let me know.

Rear view of the wall surrounding the keep. This section will be built up to be the same height as the walkway and the keep will go directly into the middle while still leaving enough room to allow fantasy movement trays to reach the keep. This should be done in the next set of pictures.

Well, thats it for now - Im going to be picking up at least 2 more boxes of the bricks tomorrow so I'll probably have a huge chunk of this thing finished by next week. Until Then, Peace Out!!!