Ruined Pirate Tower

First installment in a rather large project for Adepticon:  a ruined pirate castle. The table will be used for the group Legend of the High Seas game on Friday and Saturday night.  Plans for the rest of the castle include a second round tower, one or more square towers, a fallen main  hall, a few grand facade and lots of jungle foliage.

The ruined tower is built from Hirst blocks with a floor tile carve as the second floor and wall paper texturing the base.  The open side and missing upper floors represent the damage done to the fort when sacked by the British navy – but in reality are a nod to playability, giving easy access to the structure.




  1. #1 by Ben on February 13, 2009 - 12:42 am

    Great start! Do you really cast that many different shades of bricks, or was it put together with that variation on purpose?

    I’m looking forward to seeing the rest of this project!

  2. #2 by Paul Chana on February 13, 2009 - 5:05 am

    looks awsome! Got this one bookmarked so i can keep up on the progress 🙂

  3. #3 by chicagoterrainfactory on February 13, 2009 - 9:35 am

    The colored bricks are a simple accident – I emptied out several bags of plaster while casting all the bricks. The tower will be painted using house hold acrylic paints & I’m sure the variations will be lost. Would be an interesting experiment to randomize brick colors and then paint only with stains and washes.

  4. #4 by Ron Bailey on February 15, 2009 - 12:58 pm

    That is one sweet-looking mini.

  5. #5 by Chris Tregenza on February 19, 2009 - 5:39 am


    Just letting you know that you’ve been featured in our round up of the best miniature related blog posts of the week:

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