Building The Tower of Orthanc - Part II

Back for its fourth year, the AdeptiCon Lord of the Rings tournaments give players the chance to test their skills against each other throughout Middle-earth. Yet not all is battle and iron...witness the power of Orthanc!

This beautiful model will be on display in the Cypress room all weekend long, come look...yet gaze not overly long...

Welcome back to another installment of, Building Orthanc. If you were wondering, why lower whacker drive has not been finished, it is because the construction crews have been working on Orthanc... This will be the final update before its premier unveiling at AdeptiCon, Friday April 20th.

I give you the completed tower before it faces the paint brush. I can proudly say, not counting Lego versions, that this will be the 4th built recreation of this movie icon according to a definitive Google search.

The balcony can fit a standard 25mm based model, perfect for overseeing an army before it marches to war. Thankfully the entire piece is big enough that the spikes, spires, and edges will not get in the way of moving models or baggy sleeves. Bonus points awarded for climbing a model to the top.

The top 10 inch section was cut so that it is removable and can be transported and stored easily.

This pinnacle of blue foam measures in at a final 42.5 inches tall with close to 1000 individual pieces cut and glued. At this point Plastruct should give me stock options...

"Together, my lord Sauron, we shall rule this Middle-earth. The old world will burn in the fires of industry. Forests will fall. A new order will rise. We will drive the machine of war with the sword and the spear and the iron fist of the Orc." The Two Towers

To complete the fire and ash of Isengard, here is a sneak peek at some additional terrain for the final tournament table. I hope you can all stop by and check it out in person as well as all the other great terrain for the Lord of The Rings Events. I cannot wait to see some games with this terrain; I think it will be a real treat for all fans.

- Jeremy Williams
Lord of the Rings Championships Tournament Organizer

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