Dungeon Work in Progress

After a long and busy weekend helping a friend re-shingle his house.  See skills in building models are just as valid in building a house.

I don’t have too much new to update on other than a few new pieces assembled but not painted.

Hirst Arts Modular Dungeon

Hirst Arts Modular Dungeon

First up is another 90 degree corner piece.  I opted to add some wooden panels and stairs to make it seem unique.  It is the out of place things like this that used to drive me nuts in role-playing games or video games.  I remember the party being held up for a couple of hours and endless plans being debated over a piece of wire sticking out of the ground.  Turns out the DM was just trying out a random table for dungeon dressing.

Hirst Arts Modular Dungeon

Hirst Arts Modular Dungeon

A four-way intersection.  Instead of single pillars that would very likely break I opted to make the piece rectangular so a full wall can be placed instead.  I originally planned to put arches all through here but the lack of support and millimeter variances in size drove me nuts.  Word to the wise: if you are building arches make sure they are solidly supported as they don’t do well as stand alone parts.

Hirst Arts Modular Dungeon

Hirst Arts Modular Dungeon

Ah, the yawning chasm that blocks the path.  To build this I carefully cut out sections leaving a lip and gradually lowered it tiny slice by tiny slice.  And after 20 minutes got bored so clawed out big chunks instead and used my heat gun to smooth it out a bit and drop the depth.  So the end result is the lip is gone but I will make a removable wooden plank bridge to cross.

Hirst Arts Modular Dungeon

Hirst Arts Modular Dungeon

Nothing too fancy, just a dead end.  If I plan to keep the dungeon completely modular I will need a few of these to cap off passages.

Hirst Arts Modular Dungeon

Hirst Arts Modular Dungeon

A simple lay-out demonstrating the 4-way intersection.

Hirst Arts Modular Dungeon is over-run by Mummies and scarabs

Hirst Arts Modular Dungeon is over-run by Mummies and scarabs

And the mandatory action shot.  Since the modules are unpainted I felt some unpainted monsters would suffice.  Visible here are mummies and scarabs Bones miniatures by Reaper.

Hopefully something here inspired you today, if nothing else to show you modeling skills are just as practical in construction.

Note: modeling skills are in no way practical in construction.  If you try to patch and build with Hirst blocks, foam core and popsicle sticks please send me pictures but keep me out of any phrases like “liability” or “lawsuit”.

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