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By ABAROTH - Dec. 31, 1969M. C. Escher’s Belvedere – another impossible building inspired by one of Escher’s lithographs, and built in HA blocks.
#41 Gothic Dungeon Accessories
#45 Gothic Dungeon Builder
#54 Gothic Church
#55 Bell Tower
#62 Roman Temple
#63 Octagon Tower
#201 Chipped Floor Tiles
#202 Smooth Floor Tiles
1” expanded polystyrene foam
Ready-mixed filler (spackle)
Static grass, flock, reindeer moss, cork boulders generously donated by Skullcrafts.com
Statue figure (English Heritage)
Fancy toothpicks, generously donated by Mr. Fibble
Inscribe acrylic paints
Klear (Future) floor polish
From the Top:
Rectangular domed roofs
I made these from cereal packet, with a strip of basswood glued around the inside of the base to enable them to be fixed securely to the model.
I discovered that by carefully cutting some of the “B” arch pieces from the belltower mould, I could make a 2.5 inch semicircular arch. A 2 inch arch proved to be more difficult, but I managed to make one with sloped sides using the “C” arch and arch trim pieces. (See pictures below for instructions)
Various sizes of basswood strip.
Kebab skewers, carefully drilled, with cocktail sticks inserted to make the vertical bars. These had to be made first, and the window assembled around them – VERY fiddly.
Basswood sheet with a cereal packet band around the outer edge.
Kebab skewer hand-rail, with fancy toothpicks used as spindles.
Card tiles, with cocktail sticks at the corner ridges.
Carved polystyrene foam, painted with watered-down PVA and then sprinkled with dry plaster. After about half an hour, I tapped off the excess plaster, and misted the entire area with water to ensure that the remaining plaster set properly. The “mister” was just an empty kitchen spray bottle, cleaned and refilled with water.
Scenic products from Skullcrafts.com, including flock, static grass, cork boulders and reindeer moss.
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