Greetings Terrans, bit of a random post to close out the week. A few weeks back, I shared these rather dapper Lord of the Rings measuring gauges & was mulling over how best to store them so I could still get to them easily for gaming porpoises. Midgetmanifesto hit on a brilliant idea with a weapon rack a la Heroquest, with Wudugast going one step further & suggesting I build it out of wood… Well that’s exactly what I did:
It’s made out of 10mm square balsa dowels, roughed up & put together with proper joins, and then pinned with bits of paperclip. I used more paperclips to make the weapon hangers, then I used GreenStuff to add nail heads & bulk out the hangers. Finally, I painted the metal up with Leadbelcher, washed it with Nuln Oil, and finally used Contrast paint to stain the wood. Job done!
Here it is fully loaded:
Gandalf’s staff is 12″, so that gives you an idea of scale!
That’s all folks, just a bit of fun :-)
Crikey, that really does look the part! :-) Looks like a weapons rack that’s been handed down over the generations!
Cheers mate, just roughed it up a bit 😁
Dave Stone said:
Excellent weapons rack Alex, looks very authentic, and if we didn’t know the scale, could be easily mistaken for full size.
Cheers dude – objective achieved then! 😁
No way. When I saw the first pic I really thought it was a pic of a real thing just for reference. It took me some time to realise what I was seeing!! :O
😂 Cheers dude
Hot dog! Like the others it looks like a full size museum piece to me.
Very well constructed and aged.
I was surprised and most pleased with the call out. Thanks!
😊 Cheers mate, & credit where it’s due 👍
I looked at this the wrong way at first (scale)… thinking you had a collection of props from the movies. I’d completely forgotten your previous post. It’s looks authentic! Excellent work.
Man, if I had all those props I’d be straight to auction & retire a few years early!! 😂
Cheers mate, glad you enjoyed it 🤘
That looks amazing, that’s some good craft going on!
Well, cheers mate – I don’t think I’d win any carpentry awards, but I’m pleased 😊
Very nicely built and painted mate, would make a nice ornament too.
Cheers mate, it’s on the study windowsill 😊
Pete S/ SP said:
That is fantastic- must look impressive as a display piece in its own right.
Cheers mate, yeah, I’m chuffed with how it works – looks good on display 😊
Haha this is brilliant mate. Well executed 👌🏼
Cheers dude 😎
Excellent Alex, a fine idea and well executed. 🙂
Cheers matey 😊
Looks great, and could easily be mistaken for full size props!
Cheers mate, they are good fun 😊
That’s brilliant mate – really looks the part :-)
Cheers dude – thanks for the inspiration!!