27/04/2017 Leave a comment
Anothe4r item in pieces that the move unearthed and has propelled me to complete. The third arcane fulcrum for the WHFB supplement Storm of Magic, the Eternity Stair.
Now OOP, and for good reason, its a lovely piece of scenery but does require a lot of work to build.
The two parts of the understaffs fit together fine, but the stairs on top did not – not by a long way as can be seen.
This was resolved with a bucket of near boiling water, and some muscle power to bend the plastic stair piece into shape.
Once bent into shape, the stairway was glued down with my usual mix of generic and super glue, and then held in place for 48 hours with rubber bands wound tightly round the edifice.
Once set, the entire piece had to be green-stuffed to fill ion the remaining gaps, which took about 30 minutes !
the piece was then undefeated black, and painted using my usual colours.
I had thought about the understaffs figures being slate grey, but decided to make it more “magical” I’d paint it a ghostly blue, which IMHO has turned out well. Took 5 layers of successive dry brushing but never mind.
This has also set a template for some of my ethereal undead I have planned.
Like the spiral staircase, the stairway has room for a few figures mid flight on it.
Now all I need is some treasure to put at the top…