Turnip28 and The Kings own 23rd Boggy Marsh Rutabagas – Part 9 

This is a part 2 to my windmill build I’m doing for the Turnip28 project. 

Cutting the bricks became a little monotonous so I can see why hardcore terrain builders invest in a hot wire cutter. 

The Imperfect Modeller suggested I could’ve done it with plaster and I think I’ll give that a go down the track when I build some medieval ruins for my medieval project. 

I want the propeller to be sail-less to add to the dilapidated look. I want this thing to look centuries old. SO the propellers pictured are actually complete as far as the build goes. For the central cog I used the lid off a super glue tube. Once painted it should look ok. 

I added a front door and some crates and more rocks as well. 

I plan on rolling some screwed up silver foil over the bricks to add more texture.

Next I’ll be tackling the thatched roof and will be using stripped twine string for this. I’ve never done it before so it should be interesting and hopefully fun. I’ll also me adding the grout between the bricks. 

Overall I’m pleased with how the windmill is looking so far. 



39 thoughts on “Turnip28 and The Kings own 23rd Boggy Marsh Rutabagas – Part 9 ”

  1. Great work so far Luke, you can add texture to the bricks by picking at it with a scalpel, or pressing in detail with your sculpting tool, and dragging the sculpting tool over areas. Would suggest trying it on a scrap piece first, before touching the windmill.

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  2. Love it mate, that’s coming along really nicely. I agree with TIM though, getting some tattered bits of sail on there would really add to the look of the finished piece and I’m sure would be well within the reach of a man of your talents! 

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      1. It’s the rule of cool though right? It would look more awesome with a bit of sail. Would the sail survive hundreds of years of weather? Probably not. But equally, how likely is it that Napoleonic soldiers would turn into zombies in a world dominated by a giant turnip? Still bloody cool though isn’t it? 

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  3. First, how cool is this? Answer: very. Second, yes, add sail strip remnants. Third, you may know this but do not spray paint this with a rattlecan unless you want to see your hard work look like the Nazi villain’s melting face in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Fourth, consider making this bad boy sentient – as in roots took over the frame and now IT’S ALIVE!

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    1. First, thank you, second, yeah I think I will add a little bit of sail, third, yep learnt that lesson the hard way a long time ago. Fourth, I was already going to be adding some roots but that’s a great idea about making it a living breathing thing. 👍🏼

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  4. That looks really cool, can’t believe I’ve got to say this too you the master of the macabre, especially with all the “Evil Dead” references, but….what about sails made of stitched together pieces of SKIN!!!!!

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Cheers. The propeller isn’t super strong but the main structure is. I figure if the propeller gets damaged over time or during game play it’ll just add to the overall aesthetic. If, one day, the propeller is completely ripped off that’s fine too haha. I guess it’d just be a “mill” then

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