Saturday, March 27, 2010

Throne Of Bloodstone: Dungeon Set-Piece


One of the addictive things about building one's own dungeon set, out of Hirst Arts blocks, is the challenge of building interesting set-pieces.

A Hirst Arts devotee has started building a set-piece of his own, based on the above illustration from the Throne Of Bloodstone adventure module. After a long, cold winter, it's great to clean out the garage, set up my casting tables, and start creating more blocks from which to create more dungeon rooms, passages and dungeon-dressing.

Check out the Hirst Arts site, and go to the gallery or the message boards, to see more creations.

In the interim, here is that Hirst Arts devotee's Throne Of Bloodstone "work-in-progress" set-piece.


11 comments:

Rusty said...

Wow. I have tears in my eyes. Beautiful, simply beautiful.

Padre said...

Awesome attention to detail! I agree, simply beautiful!

Atom Kid said...

Hirst arts is a great company. I like that you get the molds so you can create as much as you want. As opposed to Dwarven Forge where you buy the castings.

limpey said...

I hope the model eventually includes the go-go dancers in the cages.

This is an inspired use of the art blocks.

A Paladin In Citadel said...

I believe he is including the caged go-go dancers.

Check out the link, he has posted all of the figures he will be using to recreate the dancers, Orcus and the cultists.

Timeshadows said...

Very nice. :)

Cameron said...

My jaw droppeth.

Cameron said...

. . . and I just remembered: roughly two centuries ago, when I was in high school and had a serious "model railroading" jones goin' on, I thought it was kind of cool that some enthusiasts could care less about layouts that ran trains - they just wanted to model, period. There'd be the occasional convention where large numbers of modelers would all connect their foot-long shoebox dioramas together and create a working layout that way.

Some of those dioramas were pretty much high-level works of art.

For reasons I'm too lazy to try and figure out, I'm getting the same vibe lately where gamers are concerned: Modeling may be the reason some game in the first place.

Awards for best dioramas, anyone?

Russell Bailey said...

"I believe he is including the caged go-go dancers."

Good. Because let's be very honest here, anybody given the event budget to summon the Lord of Destruction is going to skim off a bit and also hire dancers.

A Paladin In Citadel said...

Sadly, they went over-budget, and Orcus ate their souls.

al said...

how did you do the ring of skulls on the platform? did you make a custom mold?