Well okay maybe not all of it 😉

Here is my big temple. Standing about 8cm tall. The sides are 9cm on each side.

Here it is defended by some Aztec warriors.

A nice size to go with the 15mm figures.

I also built three smaller pyramids (or simple Lizardmen dwellings as they are named on the website). These come in threes, the main one as an individual.

These are about 4cm high and 6cm on the side.

Each of the smaller one has an opening on one face. As seen by the one on the left. They work very well as minor temples too.

They are all made up of concentric squares in two layers with internal supports.

The step sides are then added, these help strengthen the whole thing. I used super glue, but could have used PVA instead. The upside of the super glue is that they were ready to get onto the table in a few minutes.

The thing I really like about these is that due to their construction you don’t get any tab holes showing anywhere. Because of the double layers, the stairs look the right scale.

Now these models don’t have any instructions, but to be honest it took about thirty seconds to work out how they went together.

These came from Dragonfrog games, found here

They both were £6.00 each so in my mind really good value for money. I didn’t have to pay postage as Martin runs his business from Shetland which is rather handy 😁

I suppose I have to now think about what to do colour wise. Part of me wants to leave them as they are and another part wants to make them brighter. Most pictures I have seen of Aztec temples when in use are stuccoed so therefore a creamy white.

In Hordes of the Things the Strongholds (temple) sit on a base 600 paces (15cm) square, with the actual stronghold being 200 paces (5cm) square. So either the big one

It suddenly dawned on me that my Alternative Armies Skull piles fit well on these…

Tomorrow I will work in some form of plaza for the temple to sit on.

The other thing I did tonight was squidge some Greenstuff into lianas and leaves.

The unpainted leaves are to go onto the Triffid base when it is cured. Once dried I will get them painted up.

11 thoughts on “Building Tenochtitlan

  1. Wow, those are really sweet looking. They look really nice as is, but I think I would paint them, so they look more like stone.

    Didn’t know that super glue will work on MDF just as well. PVA glue is so messy (at least when I use it), so maybe I’ll switch. The quicker drying time, is definitely a bonus too.

    Nice work on those green stuff leaves. I hope someday my green stuff skills improve, but I kind of doubt it. It’s always an after thought ‘Ugh, need to add a part to this mini, so I can get it painted…!’. If I spent a good amount of time with it, things would probably be different.

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    1. Cheers, I do think some painting will take place. Regarding the superglue I use a gel one to give a bit of wiggle time. The leaves are a bit of a doddle to be honest. Make a diamond shape, round of the edges. Use a knife to press the veins into it and the plonk it down. The creepers are one very thin roll folded in half and twisted together. That’s about it, and to be honest about the limit of my ability.

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      1. Well, still seems beyond my ability. I can smudge some pieces to sort of fake something. But anything that requires close inspection, ugh. I’m also really bad about letting green stuff set a little before I start in on it. It’s usually too mushy and sticky, and after I get a part worked out….end up mangling it too much in the handling. I need more patience and practice.

        Do you happen to use Loctite gel? That’s the brand that I use regularly, but it might not be available where you’re at.

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      2. I tend to do it too quick too as I either always forget or are too impatient…lots of water helps 👍 some of the torn leaves are because it got too sticky and attached itself to my thumb. I used Gorilla glue gel this time as it was going cheap in my local Tesco. I have ordinary Loctite but again it’s easy to pick up In Tesco.

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    1. Cheers, but honestly as I said to Faust the leaves are simple diamonds squashed flat and rounded then the pattern squashed in with a Stanley knife. Creepers are either two thin bits twizzled together or one bit folded in half and then twizzled. I can do a post on it if you want to see how it is done?

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