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Monday, January 16, 2012
My new castle
Over the weekend, I saw a kids castle playset on sale for half-price at the neighborhood drugstore. Ten bucks for some buildings/terrain for my 28mm skirmish gaming? I'm in!
Ok, it's pretty crude work--very soft plastic pieces with visible mold lines--but it does go well with heroic 28s like this Heroscape figure.
Not only that, but the castle came with a spring-loaded catapult that actually shoots plastic "rocks" (not pictured).
With a new paint job, some drybrushing, and a wash, these walls will look a lot better.
FYI, the set also includes two more walls (one with a working drawbridge) and corresponding towers, which I didn't feel like setting up for this photo shoot. It also has decals for the structure's windows, but I doubt I'll use them.