Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Court of the "León"

   Since I had the four columns ready I needed a base. A lion, a little souvenir from the famous Patio de los leones of Alhambra, which I bought in Granada, gave me the idea to make the following:

Patio del león

   First, I glued the lion on a MDF board. Then I covered the board with masonry putty and strewed sand on it. 

   I left four corner areas uncovered with the above materials for the columns, which will not be glued in order to be easily removed, if needed on another scenery.

   I painted the board with "flat earh" and highlighted it with "USA tan earth" and "dessert yellow". Then I attached the columns.

   In the meanwhile, we had a BBQ day. The steaks were tremendous and delicious!

   The paella had six kilos of rice and numerous shrimps, mussels, cuttlefish, shells, etc.

   Finally, this is the original "Patio de los leones" of Alhambra in Granada.

   That's it for today! Stay tuned for more!

Sunday, May 17, 2015


   Another terrain piece is ready. On the following photos you can see how I turned a bronze souvenir  into a hero knight statue. 
The statue

   The war axe haft was short. To prolong it I added a plastic rod.

The souvenir

   I glued the lid of a spray tin on a wooden base for 54mm miniatures and put the souvenir on top.

   I covered both lid and wooden base with masonry putty and left them all night to dry.

   The result reminds me a statue in Plaza de Mina of Cadiz. 

La estatua

   I painted it grey, instead of white or metallic, to match with the columns.

   I think I have to make a base for all these as well!

   That's it for today! Stay tuned for more!

Friday, May 8, 2015


   Four columns are my latest terrain pieces. I used plastic lids from my wife's face-cream jars for the bases of the columns and the empty plastic pills containers for the shafts. I covered them with masonry putty and painted them black. Then I highlighted them three times in a row. First with black grey, then neutral grey and finally light grey!

The pills container on the plastic lids

The masonry putty

   When I see it now, I think it would have been better to use some more masonry putty to cover the side part of the upper lid to make it look more as a capital. But never mind ...  

A real column in one Greek area.

The four columns

   That's it for today! Stay tuned for more!
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