Fantasy fortress for gaming

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  1. angelode

    angelode Member

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    Hi, I'm trying to figure out the name of this fortress. I found it in a fantasy magazine about 20 years ago. Anyway I cut it out of the magazine and placed it in a box of DnD model houses that I forgot about. I have recently found it and am planning to use it for DnD gaming next year.
    I have enlarged it so that the doors are now 2,5cm or 1 inch height, on 200 gsm card.
    I pasted the base onto some good corrugated board and penned in 1 inch square blocks. This is the start of it so far. My problem is storage so I might make the pieces separate for DnD gaming purposes. So, my question is:
    Has anyone seen this model before? Does it have a name? Is it from an existing fortress? ( I have searched the Net high and low, but have come up empty handed ). The magazine it was from was Brutish and out probably about 30 years ago... and that's all I have (here are the images). I stopped myself from building it immediately because I had this plan in my head all along, but I did cut up one piece off the rest, yet never lost it...

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  2. micahrogers

    micahrogers Back from Beyond...

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    I remember seeing something along this line way back when, but not this building. What I saw was a Temple... In I Think Dungeon Magazine...
  3. zathros

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    Nice fortress you've started. It looks very nice!

    The forum has had a problem with doubling the posts, and in your case, the thread. It's not anything you did, . Sorry! :)
  4. Famous Dave

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    It looks like the fortress from Dragon Magazine issue #86. It was called "Great Stoney". I think, and I may be wrong, that it was a small scale model. Reading that you scaled it up to accommodate 25mm scale gaming minis.
    That was a very sought after issue way back in the day. Can't wait to see you assemble it.
    Thanks for a great trip down memory lane.

    Dave
  5. angelode

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    Thanks Zathros, storage might be a problem though...
  6. angelode

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    That's awesome, thanks so much Dave, "Great Stoney" does ring a bell. And now I have the instructions to build it, thanks to you.
    IMG_6667.JPG shows the original next to the enlargements.
    If you are interested, you can find pdfs of the old mags at: http://annarchive.com/
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    I think this is really cool! :)
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  8. angelode

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    Well, its been a while and in the mean time I have finished building the Great Stoney. Still haven't played on it yet but it will come...
    As you can see from the pictures, it's hanging from my partition in my bedroom/studio.
    Thanks Famous Dave for finding the magazine for me.
    IMG_6937.jpg IMG_6938.jpg IMG_6939.jpg IMG_6940.jpg IMG_6941.jpg IMG_6942.jpg IMG_6943.jpg IMG_6944.jpg IMG_6945.jpg
    Here are the pics of it coming together:
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  9. angelode

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    This just posted everything 5 times

    IMG_6946.jpg IMG_6947.jpg IMG_6948.jpg IMG_6952.jpg IMG_6956.jpg IMG_6957.jpg IMG_6958.jpg IMG_6959.jpg Here are the next ten images:

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    angelode Member

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    And the next:

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  11. angelode

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    I don't understand I posted 10 and it showed 8. then I posted 8 and it shows 6
    Ok, last few

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  12. angelode

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    Final stuff

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  13. Famous Dave

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    Fabulous. I love it. I like seeing the steps as it came together. Job well done. Thanks for sharing and the memories.

    Dave
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    I fixed it for you.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    This looks really good!!!
  16. angelode

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    Thanks for fixing that for me Rhavan
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  17. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    You are more than welcome!