Well I know I said I was going back to ships, and I did. I finished a 1/700 scale Bounty and got over half way through completion of a 1/190 scale Bounty. But my daughters started pressuring me again to do some more booknook or diorama work on their favorite themes, notably Harry Potter of Lord of the Rings. So here is my full build of Hogwarts.
|My youngest daughter pointed out that all of the roofs should be the same color as the towers so I had to repaint them.
|Spruce trees are made from painted chenille stem pipe cleaners
|Using a couple of the various maps to mark out where things will go.
|After a thick coat of black Mod Podge
|Applied texture to the surface to fill gaps and holes
|Sorry for the poor photo. The pitch field is 3D printed and the towers are made from card.
|The brass eyes I use on my ship models came in handy for the goal hoops.
|The Whomping Willow in the courtyard location from the first two movies.
|Hagrid's Hut placed downhill from the standing stones where it was moved in the third film.
|Pumpkins growing (3rd movie)
|A bit of the closed in Dark Forest showing behind Hagrid's
|The underwater ruins (from the 4th movie)
|Forming the giant squid from twisted wire
|The giant squid and three of the six Mer-people
|The Durmstrang School ship
|Sculpting the tiny Weasley flying car from Super Sculpy
|My resin showed up
his is the worst of the shear bubbles where the first two pour surfaces met. Right in front of the underwater ruins too. You can make out some of the Mer-folk in there.
|The Weasley fly car stuck in the Whomping Willow
|The Quiditch Pitch
|Hagrid's with Buckbeak and the scarecrow from The Prisoner of Azkaban
|The Hungarian Horntail (Goblet of Fire)
|The friendly giant squid is in there guarding the secret treasure cave entrance. Sorry, hard to capture with my camera.
|The covered wooden bridge and standing stone circle with the path leading down the hill to Hagrid's.
|There are five of the Mer-folk here among the ruins (Goblet of Fire). The camera just won't focus properly through the resin because of the reflective glare so the photo just doesn't come close to what the real thing looks like.
|The boats hiding the crack