I have mentioned previously that I had to resolve a couple of problems. Neither were major but they were unplanned.
The first relates to the second turret which you can see in the image below. The turret itself fixes to four wooden resin posts but unfortunately one of them was broken on arrival. It was easy enough to fix but I had been contemplating removing the turret anyway because the wizard figure which I had planned to position there would not have been easily seen. I took this as a sign and set about removing all four wooden posts and after a few minor adjustments you would never know they were meant to be there.
All was fine until I then had the presence of mind to try the wizard figure out in position only to discover that it didn’t work! The problem being that the height of the wall and the angle the wizard would be positioned at didn’t look right for what I had planned. So now I had no turret and the need to determine where the wizard was going to go.
Knowing that the wizard would be positioned elsewhere I decided there needed to be some visual interest given no wizard and no turret. Initially I had know idea what to do but later had the idea of a banner so I set about making one. Using some Japanese writing paper and a couple of pieces of steel rod I got started. The issue of design was also a problem. I wanted something that felt medieval but also wizard like. I settled on the idea of the star sign symbols, Leo, Libra, etc. These only covered part of the banner so I then added a star at the bottom and then added a flag too. Some photos below.
The wizard has now been positioned down below on the rocks. It will make more sense when you see the finished diorama but for now this is the only image you are getting!
The plan this week was also to get the ballistrade added and painted. I also wanted to get some more weathering done. Mission accomplished.
Now where do I go from here?
Time to work on the final figure. Probably a couple of weeks work and then a final post of the completed diorama.