This monstrosity came about because I had accumulated a lot of castle pieces, and a lot of chicken bones (apologies to you vegetarians out there). The whole thing is built up on top of an Army Men playset (actually a custom PlayStation cover I got from work). I chose it because it was sturdy and had lots of brick detail. The main tower in the center is from a Warhammer Fortress set, with doors actually cut out so models could go inside. The tower at the back is from Battlemasters (out of print MB game). The octagonal side towers are from a Weapons and Warriors toy set. And just for good measure, I threw in a couple of the gothic 40K ruins pieces.
As to the bones... I wanted to have some of the towers hanging out precariously, similar to the KEEP terrain I already built. So I used some thigh and wing chicken bones to support the towers. Chicken bone is easy to cut and sand, and glues quite well (assuming it has been cleaned with soap and water first). Once glued on, I used concrete patch to blend the bones into the castle pieces. Concrete patch also proved handy for filling gaps in the base and between castle pieces. I used numerous toy skulls and skeleton parts, plus a couple pork rib bones, to create the front entryway detail. Other embellishments include Chaos Rhino sprue parts (spikes and chains) and undead regiment shield bosses (to add detail to the Battlemasters tower).
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