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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sisters Fortress



My long term Sisters of Battle project is being developed sort of backwardly. I've been working on a fortress for the order in the hopes it will inspire me to finalize a background and color scheme.

The fortress is based on a Guns of Navaronne Playset I got for Christmas in the early 70s. I'm really please to bring this venerable set out of storage and give it some new life.

I've added some Sisters Icons to the upper bunker and have done the basic weathering of the structure. The floors have been painted to old oily concrete and I'm working larger Icons into the floor. With five available floors there is a lot of possibility! I'll include both standard Fleur de lys and a symbol specific to the order (once I firm that up!) With the elevator and main guns I've also added some icons and seem to have done a fair bit of picking out detail in red and white. Given those small directions its time to return to the fluff to sort the identity crisis. I'm building the background for the order based on an urban warfare/police action concept that should include several specialist light vehicles that will have to be converted up as well.

1 comment:

  1. I had the same Navarone playset as a kid! Must have been 1978 or so. So pleased to see it once more; that made my day. Thanks.

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