3D-printed castle

This post describes how the display board for my Noble Flesh Eaters Courts army was made.

To start with I used our trusty Wanhao duplicator i3 3D printer
And the castle blueprints were designed by the talented people at Printable Scenery, the name of the design is Winterdale.

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First of all we printed all the parts;

  • 4 towers (in 9 pieces each)
  • 1 gate (in 4 pieces)
  • 2 bendy sections (in 3 pieces each)

This took a couple of weeks, some pieces could be combined, like the smaller tower parts, but all the rest were done one by one:

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A few misshaps later :-)

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Then all pieces needs to be cleaned up, glued together and painted.

Painting was done with:

  1. Spray gray
  2. drybrush lighter gray
  3. drybrush white
  4. 2 layers of nuln oil
  5. small highlights of white
  6. metal, wood and such are painted with  suitable paints

Here is a photo mid process:

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The contact areas were sanded down to make it fit better:

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And some parts were padded with greenstuff, here it is fully connected:

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Next step was the actual board. We started of with a single 2’x2’ square from the GW battle board. By some sort of dark magic it fits perfectly!

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A hill was built with packing foam.

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Covered with wall filler:

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And the same for the rest of the board, we also built a road of DAS air drying clay.

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While wet this was formed into bricks with a rolling pin from greenstuff world

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Once everything dried we cleaned it up a bit and carved some formations into the cliffs with a knife, and then sprayed it gray:

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Drybrush gray and white:

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The dirt is painted with brown crackling paint:

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Once this dried everything is covered in lots of nuln oil wash, very light white drybrush, some small pieces of flock is added and then we just have to add the models!

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Some more photos:

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