When we last left this project, we still needed a way to get in!
Just as I did for the watchtower, I got myself a sheet of baked sculpey, and drew out my design.
This one is slightly different from the watchtower. I used my trusty wood carving tools, taking care to vary the depth of my carving. I wanted the edge of the door and the stones to be deeper, while the wood grain and cracks in the stones were much lighter.
Here I am getting ready to carve in those lighter textures...
The door is carved, and glued in place.
Just like the watchtower door, I used some plasticard to make the metal braces and door handle, etc.
I still have a decent amount of the plastic sheet of brick texture, so I put it to use! I cut out several 'corner' pieces, which will be exposed brick where the stucco has fallen away.
This image shows a little more of that textured plastic sheet.
Several pieces have been cut and glued in place.
Now for the fun part... some Flex Paste for our stucco texture!
I used the end of one of my woodcarving tools as a de-facto palette knife to apply the flex paste. not only would this give me the texture I wanted, it would also hide the ends of the pieces of brick texture that we glued on.
Once that was finished, I cut out some flagstones for the entrance. Then I finished things off with some ballast and rocks of different types. I learned to be patient with the flex paste as far as drying time goes! That is, unless you want lots of rocks in your stucco!
As I mentioned in the previous post, I didn't make a chimney for this piece. I will do so on the next one. :-)
Now that the 40k terrain is painted, I will get some paint this as well!