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Soldado's Burrows and Badgers terrain - Part the second! The Mansion of Marneous Blackwick!

Soldado's Burrows and Badgers terrain - Part the second! The Mansion of Marneous Blackwick!

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An idea begins to form - TREEHOUSES!

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So on the drive to work this morning, my brain started turning over a couple of things, a really nice project on creating giant trees:

Truncated Trees Tutorial

And the forest hideout from Robin Hood – Prince of thieves

so instead of actually working I started drawing out the initial ideas…

Im no artist so bear with me here, im unlikely to use the same method of building the trunk as @sotf but will have to see if my foamcore structure idea will support the platforms and minis once constructed, fingers crossed.Im no artist so bear with me here, im unlikely to use the same method of building the trunk as @sotf but will have to see if my foamcore structure idea will support the platforms and minis once constructed, fingers crossed.
So Stage 1:So Stage 1:

I have created my tree form from strips of foamcore hot glued so that they form a cross in profile. then stuck this at a suitably rakish angle to an old CD. I’ve added a heavy washer at the rear of the tree to provide a counter balance.

then at a random height I have skewered the form with 3 planks, these will form the supports for the platform, I have then added more coffee stirrer support to act as forms for branches.

More supports were added after the picture was taken…

Step 2:Step 2:

Here we begin added the brown goop to the roots and branches, I’m gonna let these dry before adding more for 2 reasons:

1: Its heavy at this point and I dont want to break the form while manhandling it.

2: I’ve run out of goop 🙁 silly boy.

So I made some more goop and finished off the tree, now its gonna be waiting for it to dry so I'll get on and build a couple more as Im happy with how this bit works.So I made some more goop and finished off the tree, now its gonna be waiting for it to dry so I'll get on and build a couple more as Im happy with how this bit works.
4 more armatures started4 more armatures started
I found I was using way to much goop so started filling the gaps with waste paper them laying the goop over the top.I found I was using way to much goop so started filling the gaps with waste paper them laying the goop over the top.
The trees have finished drying, now I'll follow @sotf's tutorial, ie make the bark channels and then cover in a layer of tissue paper, but that will have to wait :(The trees have finished drying, now I'll follow @sotf's tutorial, ie make the bark channels and then cover in a layer of tissue paper, but that will have to wait :(

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A very cool idea, and again very on-theme for B&B.

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