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    Geof Downton
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    1 Kings 2:10.

    Here we have the latest additions to my Biblical town, the burial caves. Based (with artistic license) on sites at St. Étienne’s Monastery and Ketef Hinnom in Jerusalem.

    As always built on Sarissa tiles, using MDF in various thicknesses, greyboard and expanded polystyrene (aka Styrofoam).

    First a panorama of the whole thing.

    From left to right, the path to the top.

    The entrance to the royal tombs. The pillars are styrene tube with resin capitals, the doors are Bethlehem olivewood.

    The entrance to the common tombs, and ‘high place’ above. Rock faces are resin, from gamelink2012 and cih008 on eBay. Look out for the Pharoah eagle owl…

    The hill at the end.

    Inside the ‘common’ cave…

    …and a close-up of the largest chamber showing the benches where the bodies were laid. Bodies are made from Green Stuff, from press moulds made from Crom’s Anvil slaves ‘shrouded’ with cigarette papers and PVA.

    The King’s funeral. The king is a converted Chariot/Magister Militum figure intended to stand in a chariot. The others are a mixture of Xyston and Donnington and Essex, and perhaps some others. I’ve long since lost track of where stuff came from! Firebowls from Crom’s Anvil/Cp Models on sections of Fenris brick columns.

    The Royal Tombs from above…

    …and a close-up of one of the bone repositories, filled with whole skeletons, chopped up skeletons, skulls from Alternative Armies and/or Crom’s Anvil, wood shavings (6mm dowel and pencil sharpener!) and bits of bent wire.

    The High Place, with Donnington priestess and Crom’s Anvil brazier…

    …and with fire, in case I want to bury King Asa of Judah,

    “Then in the forty-first year of his reign Asa died and rested with his ancestors. They buried him in the tomb that he had cut out for himself in the City of David. They laid him on a bier covered with spices and various blended perfumes, and they made a huge fire in his honour.”

    (2 Chronicles 16:13–14).

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #172506
    Steve Johnson
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    Brilliant work Geoff!

    #172507
    McKinstry
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    Wow. Just superb work.

    The tree of Life is self pruning.

    #172508
    Jim Webster
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    That is amazing!

    https://jimssfnovelsandwargamerules.wordpress.com/

    #172512
    Mike Headden
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    You know I love the vignettes you do Geof, they are always a delight. and this one is no exception!

    Superb attention to detail as ever.

    Growing old is mandatory, growing up is entirely optional!

    #172515
    John D Salt
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    Wonderful stuff.

    All the best,

    John.

    #172516
    zippyfusenet
    Participant

    Tov ma’od.

    You'll shoot your eye out, kid!

    #172518
    Shaun Travers
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    That is one great looking burial system!  Brilliant.

    #172523
    kyoteblue
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    You have outdone yourself that is amazing!!!

    #172526
    Geof Downton
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    Thank you all for your appreciation, and for zippyfusenet, toda raba!

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #172529
    Mike
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    You know I love the vignettes you do Geof, they are always a delight. and this one is no exception! Superb attention to detail as ever.

     

    This.

    #172605
    Cyrus
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    Superb work Geof! I find cork pieces from a nearby cork plantation perfect for boulders and cliff faces, you don’t even need to paint it.

    #172607
    Geof Downton
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    Thank you gentlemen.

    Cyrus, some of the boulders around the base of the cliffs and in the gaps are cork, but I had the resin stuff lying around from an earlier (abandoned) project…

    If I were doing it again I’d definitely use cork, despite the absence of a local plantation, because the resin was a pain to use, for multiple reasons, but primarily because emulsion paint, which I tend to use for big bits of scenery, won’t stick to it.

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

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