A warts-and-all blog describing an ongoing series of attempts to raise a Temple to Hashut.
This site is an amazing resource for technical and precise advice for the skilled hobbyist. With a little bit of digging, even the most experienced wargamer could expand their skillset and knowledge in a dozen different areas of the hobby.
But the level of skill and achievement on display can sometimes border on intimidating. You see the end result of sometimes decades of skill and practice, but you rarely see the missteps and failures it took to get there.
So I thought it might be nice to have a little something on here for the ham-fisted amateur like myself.
The overall point of this blog is to show two things: firstly, every project that looks good on the table first goes through many, many stages where it looks like it should go in the bin. Paint covers many sins!
Secondly, that you genuinely don’t need to be a genius or a master craftsman to make something that you like, you just need to keep trying until you make something work.
WHAT THIS IS NOT: a how-to guide, a resource for experts.
WHAT THIS IS: the tragi-comic tale of one man’s fight against his own incompetence. An opportunity for those with very limited experience in terrain building to learn from the mistakes I’m about to make - or at least, to feel a bit better about their own.
- I’ll edit in an index later,when there’s enough here to index.
- I have shockingly limited free time, so this project is likely to take months, not weeks.
- If you just want a ziggurat and your time is more valuable than your money, I’d recommend ignoring everything here and buying a print of the big castle thing from the Lost Kingdoms set.
- With special thanks to @Admiral , @chitzkoi , @Lord_of_Uzkulak , @MichaelX , @Oxymandias , @Reaver and probably a dozen others for answering various obvious and doubtless tiresome questions both on Discourse and Discord.
- If anyone has any practical advice to offer, even if it’s too late for this particular build, please drop it in the thread below. It might help the next poor sucker to start a project like this.