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Feb 17

Mordheim Dice Tower In Progress

Dice Tower,Mordheim Buildings
Author: Ashton Sanders

I’ve been working a lot on my Mordheim dice tower. Here’s some pictures of the progress:

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Feb 15

What is a Dice Tower?

Dice Tower,Mordheim Buildings
Author: Ashton Sanders

As requested by TRoss on my last post, here’s my definition of a dice tower:

A dice tower is a tower that you throw dice into the top, it gets bounced around inside, and then is spit out the bottom into a contained area. This keeps the dice in a contained area, so dice aren’t flying across the table, hitting models, or getting lost. This also prevents dice from landing askew on random sections of your board. This is especially useful for games like Risk where you don’t have a lot of space to roll the dice and you usually end up hitting and disrupting the game with your dice.

Here’s some links to some example dice towers I came across:

Here is a generic dice tower:

Dice Tower

Here is a Great example of a Dice Tower that doubles as terrain:

Dice Tower Terrain
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So I’m going to try to create a dice tower that looks like a normal building, and try to hide the fact that it’s a dice tower =) We’ll see how it goes.


Feb 14

Next Competition

Dice Tower,Mordheim Buildings
Author: Ashton Sanders

I know I really shouldn’t enter another Terrain competition, but I couldn’t help myself.

Because I won the last competition, I got to choose the rules for this one. I decided to do a “Dual Function” competition. Where every entry had to be a terrain piece that doubled as something else (like a jewelry box or book end).

And I’ve been wanting to do a dice tower building for a long time (almost 3 weeks…), and this is a perfect chance to do it. So here are my first sketches and thoughts for my Mordheim Building that doubles as a dice tower:

Mordheim Building and Dice Tower

More to come as this develops =)


Feb 9

Terrain Competition Victory!

Collapsed Tower,General
Author: Ashton Sanders

That’s right! The Terrain Gods have smiled down upon me with their ever-loving rays of light and given me a victory in my first terrain competition!

This is now my most highly decorated Mordheim terrain piece. =] lol
Collapsed Mordheim Tower - Front

Here were the results from the poll:
Ashton’s Tower Destroyed by Comet 44% [ 26 ]
Ghetti’s Crash and fallen telephone pole 18% [ 11 ]
Caleb’s Crushed Crapper 10% [ 6 ]
nealcrankshaw’s Fallen Warhound 8% [ 5 ]
Dragonflies7033’s Toppled AT-AT 5% [ 3 ]
jedion357’s Camping with 3 Ladies 3% [ 2 ]
Kishkumen’s Fallen Light Pole 3% [ 2 ]
Maenoferren’s Maen’s fallen over too 1% [ 1 ]
Jedion357’s Jersey Barriers 1% [ 1 ]
Armoury-Terrain’s slag piles 1% [ 1 ]
NetTerrain´s toppled statue 0% [ 0 ]

Total Votes : 58

I’m a huge fan of TerraGenesis and these competitions. I think they’re a fantastic Idea. Props to all who entered. I am very glad to be a part of it.

-Ashton Sanders

Feb 3

TerraGenesis Competition

Collapsed Tower,General,Mordheim Buildings
Author: Ashton Sanders

I have completed my entry for TerraGenesis‘s Fallen Over Competition, and the voting has started! It’s three days into the competition now, and I’m currently in the lead! Yeay! I’m so excited. This competition yielded 11 good entries. 3 or 4 of them are so AWESOME! One guy, Neal, created a “warhound” (large two legged machine kind of like AT-AT’s in StarWars) completely from scratch! I didn’t even know that was possible.

I’m very surprised, but delighted, that I’m in the lead. I hope I can keep it.

This competition has been amazingly fun and entertaining. I’m glad I found out about it. (They have a new one starting each month, so check it out!)

-Ashton Sanders

Jan 29

Mordheim Collapsed Tower Completed!

Hi All! I have officially completed my Mordheim Collapsed Tower! Here are the pics:

This is a competition entry at Terragenesis.

Enjoy the pics:

Collapsed Mordheim Tower - Front
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Jan 27

Mordheim Tower – Sneak Peak

Collapsed Tower,Mordheim Buildings
Author: Ashton Sanders

I’m getting very close to completing my Mordheim tower. All I have left is some final details for my collapsed tower, and I thought I’d give you a little sneak peak of the color I chose to use on the walls and what the wood in the rubble looks like.

Here’s a picture:

Click to Enlarge

You can see an arrow that is sticking out of the side of the building in the shadows (top right) as well.

In this picture you can see the two different “kinds” of wood in the rubble. The floors of the tower were made with a nice light pine wood, while the wood on the outside of the building was mostly aged/weathered oak (the darker color).

More to come soon,


Jan 26

Roof Painting

Collapsed Tower,Mordheim Buildings
Author: Ashton Sanders

I’m getting very close to completing my collapsed tower.

The other day, I painted the roof tiles. Here is an image with the different dry brushing steps I went through.

Unfortunately it’s hard to see a lot of difference in the color. I can tell you though that the very left tiles are completely black, and the tiles on the right are very blue. I’ll try to take some better pictures of it soon.


Jan 17

Skaven in the Ruins

Collapsed Tower,Mordheim Buildings
Author: Ashton Sanders

I took some pictures of some of my Skaven models hiding in the ruins of my Collapsed tower. Enjoy:

Skaven in the Rubble

Skaven hiding in the rubble

I’m going to be repainting these models this year =).

-Ashton Sanders

Jan 14

Highlighting the Cement

Although Cement is normally thought of as a “dull” material, sunlight gives just about everything highlights. After I gave my pile of rubbles a good think brushing of Dark Gray, I drybrushed it with subsequent coats of lighter and lighter gray. Each times the color got lighter, I used less paint and didn’t press as hard with my brush. This gave the impression of highlights on the edges of the cement.

Hover over this Picture to see the Before and After Differences:

Here are four different angles of the pile of rubble now: Read the Rest of the Post >

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