You may recall that a couple of weeks ago i posted the file I was planning to alter to look a bit more fantasy, well all the building was done and the item has now been painted.
I wanted to keep the colour scheme straight forward but also to suggest use and age, this is not a new tome freshly printed.
The file was decorated with card from..... a cat food box and cereal box card, sand and PVA glue that I mix together as a thick paste and like to call, PVAcrete. The PVAcrete dries quickly and when completely cured is very tough indeed.
On the inside I had fancied cutting and gluing row after row of Runes, but after I had made 4 sets I decided my neck would not stand the strain. Instead I decided to paint Taoist symbols into the inside, hopefully giving it a different feel and suggesting magical energies etc. If you're interested the Taoist symbols here all represent Happiness, so nothing dark or nasty :-)
The big round ish symbol I made up, as I did the Runes.
I will be keeping all the maps I have made for my D&D campaign here and having done this one i will definitely be working on some others in the near future, I like the way it came out.
I struggled a bit with my lighting as I shoot between two shelves, which is great for models as I ge loads of light on them, but not so good for anything high, hence the shadow at the top of the pictures, sorry. I need an up-lighter :-)