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Brilthor Keep – An elven stronghold in the Blue mountains – Part 7

When completing the lights and finishing up the structure of the top level of the diorama it was time for another experiment: adding artificial water to the riverbed on the ground level. This was also something I had never done before. And though I thought I was well prepared by watching dozens of Youtube video's, I learned the hard way that pouring resin water can be quite difficult. To see the end result, keep on reading...
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Brilthor Keep – An elven stronghold in the Blue mountains – Part 6

The Brilthor Keep story continues and after working on all detailing of the lower area of the mountain castle, I decided to return to the upper level. The two main construction elements in this phase are still built separately, but I knew it would not be for long I would have to start to assemble the whole again and work on the project as a whole. My main concern was becoming the fact that it would be difficult to create a consistent colour scheme and keep both parts of the project blend well. In this part of the build I will show you the remaining lighting elements I added and closing up the remaining parts of all the buildings of the top level.
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Brilthor Keep – An elven stronghold in the Blue mountains – Part 5

So it was one year ago when I last wrote episode 4 of the build and a whole lot has happened since. I definitely have been working on the project on and off and it is nearing completion when I publish this post. Secondly, on Netflix, the first season of the Witcher aired and it was awesome. What many of you might not know is that the location for Brilthor Keep is in the Witcher lands to the far east. When I was looking for a setting and world to envision Brilthor Keep I went into the history and lore of The Witcher and came up with the Blue Mountains. As you may have seen in the series (minor spoiler alert), there are not that many elves left and this stronghold would be a perfect place for them to hide. So let's continue the description of the build.
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Gast recensie: Koninkrijk van As – Sarah J. Maas

Enige tijd geleden kreeg Connie's Boekenblog de Nederlandse versie van Koninkrijk van As, geschreven door Sarah J. Maas toegestuurd als recensieboek. Zoals de kenners van deze schrijfster weten, is dit deel 7 uit de Glazen Troon serie over de sluipmoordenaar Celaene Sardothian. En het recenseren van een deel 7 uit een serie die je nog niet gelezen hebt is eigenlijk onmogelijk. Nu wil het toeval dat ikzelf deze serie een jaar geleden, in Londen, in de oorspronkelijke engelse taal gekocht had en net deel 6 uit had. (Toeval bestaat niet denk ik). Hoewel ik normaal gesproken alleen fotografeer voor Connie's Boekenblog en hooguit een aantal filmrecensies geschreven heb leek het ons allebei wel leuk wanneer ik een gastrecensie schrijf over dit deel uit serie.
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Brilthor Keep – An elven stronghold in the Blue mountains – Part 4

Part 4 of the construction of Brilthor Keep picks up when the main scenery of the floor level was cast. At this time I decided the keep needed a name, a location and more stories of the where and when. Finding a name is always interesting but there are several fantasy sources and sites that generate names e.g. Finding a location was done by searching maps already available. From the Witcher world are several maps and references of locations where elves live. One of them is Dol Blathanna, which borders on the Blue mountains. Now this region provides all the elements I needed to create my world. Brilthor is located at the edge of Dol Blathanna right inside the Blue mountains. It protects the access to the mountains and valleys in the east, securely hidden away from the outside world.
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Brilthor Keep – An elven stronghold in the Blue mountains – Part 3

Reading my second blogpost on Brilthor Keep, I noticed I had already forgotten to mention things I did during the build. So I have decided to keep writing the blogposts as fast as possible and publish them sooner, so every interesting detail would not be forgotten over time. So here is part 3 of the construction of Brilthor Keep.
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Brilthor Keep – An elven stronghold in the Blue mountains – Part 2

In the second post of my blog series on the creation of Brilthor Keep I will show the next stage of building the upper level. The construction of this level was my main focus in the first months of the project. Considering that if this would fail, it wouldn't be worth the effort building the bottom layer anyway.
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Brilthor Keep – An elven stronghold in the Blue mountains – Part 1

Gastblog door Jeroen Mies / Guest blog by Jeroen Mies A few years back I decided to build my own scenery for a collection of Skaven miniatures that I had painted. Since painting the miniatures was my main reason for buying items from the Warhammer world I needed something to display them. And so Skullvane Mansion was built and now a part of the bookcase in our living room. Since I also painted a large number of Elven warriors I decided a few months back to start another project for displaying these mini's. But this time I planned to also document the proces and share the results during my build. In this blog series you can follow along with the creation of Brilthor Keep.
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Gastblogger Linda vertelt over de Meet and Greet met Ria Schopman

Boekbespreking Alea van Ria Schopman, 11 februari 2015.Een tijdje geleden deed ik mee aan een winactie op Facebook.De prijs was 5 exemplaren van Alea en daarbij een Meet and Greet met de schrijfster Ria Schopman, die dan zou vertellen over de…
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Ik stel jullie voor: gastblogger Linda

Vandaag ga ik naar een Meet en Greet met Ria Schopman die het prachtige boek Alea schreef. Ik ben uitgenodigd door Linda Mastwijk, die voor vijf personen deze meet (en het boek Alea) won.Het belooft een gezellige boel te worden want toen de…