Archive for the ‘Hirst Arts’ Category

Modeling HS1 The Slaying Stone

July 14, 2010

So now that I’ve had my Hirst Arts molds for a while and have had a chance to do some casts, I’ve been thinking about the next obvious question:  what should I build with them?

After a bit of thought, I think I have the answer:  The maps from module HS1: The Slaying Stone.

In order to figure out how many bricks I’ll need and how to arrange them, I’ve begun analyzing the maps.  Here’s one from Encounter 4:

Encounter 4

(Map courtesy of Cartographers’ Guild)

First I’ll break out the rooms, indicating what sorts of floors I’ll need:

Encounter 4 Rooms

That gives me:

Two 4×4

Four 2×4

One 2×5 (possible as one 2×2, one 2×3)

Then it’s on to the walls:

Encounter 4 Walls

Which gives me:

Thirteen 4s

Four 2s

Two 3s

Seven 1s

And other miscellaneous things:

Two stairs, 2×4

One secret door, 1

One door, 1

One door, 2

One trap door, 1×1

Two sacks, 1×1

One pillar, 2×2

Secret tunnel floor: 5, 2, 1

That sounds like a lot of assembly work, and maybe it is.  I won’t know for sure until I build it.

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Getting into Hirst Arts

June 23, 2010

So I’ve taken the plunge and ordered some molds from Hirst Arts.

Specifically, I’ve ordered #45 Gothic Dungeon Builder:

#45 Gothic Dungeon Builder

and #201 Floor Tiles:

#201 Floor Tiles

Which should allow me to build stuff like this:

Basic Gothic Dungeon

And I also ordered #85 Cavern Accessory Mold:

#85 Cavern Accessory Mold

Which should allow me to build stuff like this:

Cavern Accessories

So, exciting times all around!  Now I’m just waiting for the molds to actually arrive…