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So, this is now nearly done for the main build for the dice tower... all main units now completed. Just minor bitz like the lamps and other decor to be added and still waiting on the felt to arrive next week to line the rolling slopes and internal sides to reduce the noise. I've also found a nice set of 40k-Themed "Stained Glass" images that I want to print onto acetates to stick on the inside of the windows. Waiting on permission from the artist before using it though.

The daughter, son and I had a discussion on some rules to go with it as well if we decide to use if as a terrain piece in games. Any unit that uses it as a vantage point (say Long Fangs or Snipers) will automatically suffer a "S2, AP-" hit per model every time we roll any dice in it. In addition, if any model uses the top most level (where there is a BIG hole for the dice to be thrown in), the controlling player must roll a D6 per model on that level and any rolls of 1s means that the model slips and falls down the hole, takes a "S4, AP-" hit and lands out at the bottom of the dice-receiving tray... thereby losing the vantage position if he survives that tumbling fall!!!

Anyway, I digress...

So without further ado, here's what I've manage to complete to date. I think it is acceptable.











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That is some fine-ass work!

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Looks mighty fine to me!

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Fantastic mate. Question, are you using it as terrain at the same time? Seems like a waste not to.

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Fantastic mate. Question, are you using it as terrain at the same time? Seems like a waste not to.
Yes, the plan is to use it. That's was what brought on the discussion with the kids about possible rules to go with the tower. :-)

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This is gonna be the last instalment of pics for now. All the extra bits that need to be on have been stuck on so all that is left now is to prime it, paint it and apply the "stained glass" panels when painted. That will be the task for the next couple of weeks...

So here's the final result of this build before priming:





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I have only one suggestion, apart from this one thing I love the idea and the execution. Please change either the wall sections around the dice tray at the bottom for the ones from the manufactorum kit or file down the points on the ones you have. With the number of hands reaching in there to collect dice, someone is going to get speared. I have a couple of tall towers built out of those kits and everyone I have played with and myself and my kids have all managed to impale ourselves on a building at least once.

Yes I know 'Blood for the Blood God' and all that but anointing your dice with blood could be going a little far. On the other hand this gives me an idea for a practical use for the khornate cauldron of blood.

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I have only one suggestion, apart from this one thing I love the idea and the execution. Please change either the wall sections around the dice tray at the bottom for the ones from the manufactorum kit or file down the points on the ones you have. With the number of hands reaching in there to collect dice, someone is going to get speared. I have a couple of tall towers built out of those kits and everyone I have played with and myself and my kids have all managed to impale ourselves on a building at least once.
This is a VERY good point. We've had a few incidents already in trial runs over the weekend whilst completing the build. Having said that, there might still be some merit in leaving a few on just to remind players NOT to rush for the dice!!!


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Not the dice but I've already been through that pagan bloodletting ceremony on this build... TWICE... with the Blood God's favourite sacrificial xacto blade!!!

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Funny you should mention that, I jabbed myself in the thumb rather deeply a few years ago and gave one of my chaos cultists/traitor guard a pool of blood on its base. Seems appropriate for someone who only plays chaos.....

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