‘Commandant’s Office’ instalment back in September.
These seemed like the perfect way to fill the large space above the great hall, but when it came to painting we noticed that the locker design was a little tall when seen alongside the bunk beds.
Apparently this wasn’t a problem and with his usual positivity James set about adjusting the scale on the drawing, this time including a couple of coat hangers to the sprue for good measure! Once completed it was a relatively straightforward matter of applying some colour, but I did indulge with a spot of weathering and a highlight or two, just because I was enjoying the pieces so much.
We have always been keen to encourage any form of collaboration with James coining the phrase, ‘The Castle the Internet Built’, in recognition of all of you that offer your support and assistance in bringing this, absurdly large, project to fruition. One chap in particular, Dave Stone Esq., was keen to make this contribution more tangible. As soon as he saw the beds Dave suggested that he might be able to help with the mattresses. As owner of the highly respected ‘Wargames Terrain Workshop’ the purveyors of imaginative resin scenery, Dave, seemingly in no time at all, had created three mattress options including one where the occupant was still fast asleep.
A flurry of emails later and we had in front of us the requisite number of mattresses required to complete the job. As with any of Dave’s work the casts were clean and crisp, not an air bubble in sight, although they were a startling green colour! Once primed it was, again, just a simple matter of adding some colour to sell the illusion.
Having this collaboration arrive in the post really lifted our spirits at a point where the magnitude of what we were trying to do was starting to sink in. The fact that Dave wouldn’t take any payment for his labours only further confirmed our belief that we are truly lucky to have the support of all of you that frequent this cosy corner of the Blogosphere.
A huge thank you to Dave and ‘Wargames Terrain Workshop’ for your contribution to ‘The Castle the Internet Built’.
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