Friday, May 21, 2010

How to Convert a 1/72nd Zvezda Siege Tower to 28mm

This is something actually built awhile ago, but I wanted to see how it would look with the Cretan Archers recently completed. Here's how it looked prior to painting with plasticard added to the first level - which was scoured to look like wood grain. Some craft paper from Joann's applied to the front and painted like bronze was also added.
A 1st Corps oxybeles is crammed in on the assault deck. Crusader Thureophoroi and Thracian Peltasts are also on the drawbridge ready to take an enemy city's walls.
The gaping maw of the tower -the guys on the drawbridge are careful not to get in front of the oxybeles.
The guts of the tower - a couple of Old Glory Hoplites want to get in on the action too.
This tower would be a good size for most sieges, but a baby compared to the Helepolis or "Taker of Cities" used by Demetrius Poliorcetes.


  1. What an awe inspiring piece! Looks amazing - I hope that bridge holds with all that lead on it.

  2. Thanks - the drawbridge should really be resting on the battlements of a city foolish enough not to open their gates in peace :)!

  3. That is a champion looking tower might have to grab one myself one day. Excellent work....