Monday, December 30, 2013

Laurelin's Tower

For a long while now I've wanted to get some Hirst Arts molds so I could build some castles.  Some, of course, would be for gaming, but I also thought it would be great to use as craft projects to do with my daughter.

So for our first project I decided to do a simple round tower using the 4" Circular Tower Mold #52.  In the end I ended up doing most of the work, but she contributed significantly in every step of the process, and had a lot of fun doing it.  There will be more castle projects in our future!

Here's my daughter mixing some plaster for the molds.
Then while I did some assembly and test-fitting she made some block arrangements.
Here we're using a Pringles can as a form for the circular tower.
The five pieces of the tower, unassembled and ready for painting.
The tower fully assembled and test-fit.
My daughter and I took a trip to the Home Depot to pick out paint colors.  She chose "Chard" green for the interior.
"Deep Amethyst" for the roof.
and "Onyx Black" for the exterior.
After painting, I did a quick drybrush on it, and we did the final assembly.

Here's my daughter and proud builder!  The completed tower is now sitting on top of the bookshelf in her room.

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