Dio-Bolical Monday No: 15 – “The Wizard’s Tower” – Part 6

The first picture below shows where I got to with the base as of last week.  The Tower base had been fixed to the diorama base and additional rocks and sand had been added to extend the rocky outcrop.   DAS clay had also been applied with the outline of the waves having been formed.  Left to completely dry the next step was to set about painting all the rocks and sand to blend with those on the tower.  In theory this was straight forward but in practice it took a little longer than anticipated.  Even though all the new rocks had been primed with diluted matt white enamel, my usual priming method, the different materials and levels of absorbency meant additional coats were required here and there.

Photos two, three and four show the end result albeit that more dry brushing and weathering will be done at some point.


With all that grey and brown going on I was in desperate need of adding some colour to my palette and decided to return to painting the wizard figure that I had started last week.  In truth I have no idea where on earth he is going to be positioned but I’ll worry about that much later.  I’m sure I’ll figure something out.  My level of detailed planning simply doesn’t go that far!

As to the little chap himself some photos below.  Where I could I tried to pimp him up a bit with some hoops on his hat and flames on his back.


The little chap will now be set aside, it will be a while before he is needed again.

My aim for the coming week is to start painting the sea.


19 thoughts on “Dio-Bolical Monday No: 15 – “The Wizard’s Tower” – Part 6

  1. Excellent looking progress TIM, the joys of multiple mediums and absorption ! LOL Great freehand on the wizard. Look forward to seeing how you paint the water.

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    1. Thanks Roger. It’s coming along slowly, all the more so now that my time is competing with outdoor jobs. As for the wizard, if things go according to plan (do they ever?) he won’t be to jolly come the end of this diorama!


  2. Coming along well! 🙂 I’m imagining him saying “burn in hell, unbeliever” or other such phrases that are best reserved for the sort of people that get the last toilet roll pack off the supermarket shelf just ahead of you! Sometimes my “imagination” mode trips on when I switch off the “tolerate idiots” function! 😉

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  3. Excellent progress this week! The base is really coming together and I think the next stages of work will be exciting for you to complete and for us to see. That flame robe/cloak looks excellent and would make our good friend Azazel proud. It reminded me of his work quite a bit, though one thing that I like and I think it makes yours stand out is how you textured the flames with a few shades of orange. The wizard should look great in or around that tower and I’ll be curious to see where he ends up 🙂

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  4. Still amazed by those waves and eager to see them painted up (as I’m sure you are as well!). Nice choice on that Wizard mini. He looks pretty serious business with that outstretched hand. You know whatever he’s casting is going to pack a big punch. Likely a Fireball if his cloak is any sign.

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