Sunday, 28 October 2012

the Nine Sisters

a Salute purchase, a resin stone circle from the Square... on the face of it, a stone circle is easy enough to make yourself, but for £4 it's a hell of a lot less effort...


I added a base to the resin cast, just to help even out a slight kink (hey £4), and to give the entrance to the circle a more gradual slope...


base was textured, painted to match the other groundwork I have... I tend to go grey for stones, but wanted something different here to make it stand out (and many stone circles tended to have travelled some distance), so went with GW Karak Stone, drybrushed with GW whatever it's called now Bone... bit of dark tone wash and job done... grass, grass tufts and then flowers... may be over done for some, but I wanted an effect similar to the Rohirrim burial mounds in Lord of the Rings...


it's a generic, unscaled item on the Square's website, but works well for a small circle in 28mm...

5 comments:

Michael Awdry said...

Fantastic job!

Brummie said...

Looks Fantastic mate

Jet Simian said...

Really nice work, and an excellent addition to the folk horror line. I hope you've got a Cailleach to put in the middle of it :)

CJP said...

Hey, that's pretty nice. I can totally see using that over making one, if the size suits you. Its nice not to have to glue down rock and shit sometimes. (or have them break off). Although their site seems to indicate they're stuck in 1985, so I guess I won't be ordering one.

I presume you've seen Ian's nice standing stones, incase you want something more ornate?

I love mine, though it might be too high-falutin' for your horror idiom.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jvieQrfF6ek/TXW-jMxRcHI/AAAAAAAAAlg/BToBmedIoYU/s1600/otherstone.jpg

anevilgiraffe said...

that's nice that... one of Ian's? hmmmm a carving might find a home :)