Small Scenics: Archon Studios Ramparts – “Eternal Cathedral Stairs System”

Archon Studios Ramparts - "Eternal Cathedral Stairs System"

Following on from my recent post with the sets of “Kazumi” stairs from the Archon Ramparts Kickstarter, today I have the “Eternal Cathedral” themed stairs. You can read all my hurfblurf about the Kickstarter on that post if you’re so inclined. The important thing here is that I finally got these things completed. I initially experimented with Contrast Paints on these in an attempt to get them done quickly, but …it didn’t work. It looked – as we say here in Australia – shithouse.


That’s why experiments are a thing, though – so with that, it was the more annoying than upsetting task to get around to re-priming the fucking things and doing the drybrush/wash/weathering powder thing. I did originally envision a lighter grey stone, which is why I did the Contrast thing, but in the end, more mid-grey is fine. The original plan was to get both sets finished in the same month and post them up together, but it didn’t quite work out that way. At least I got them done in the same calendar year!

Small Scenics: Archon Studios Ramparts – “Kazumi Altar”

Archon Studios Ramparts - Kazumi Altar

Another quick bit from the Archon Studios “Ramparts” terrain Kickstarter – a little plastic Altar from the extras package of the “Kazumi” style. These came alongside the stairs that I painted recently, and as such, I do have another pair of these sitting to one side. I didn’t paint all three because, well, how many altars do you need at once? And more pertinantly, it’s very much the kind of small piece that’s perfect for incorporating into larger terrain pieces. So I’ve kept them aside for that very purpose in the future. It was pretty smooth, so I used the Liquid Greenstuff trick to give it just a little bit of texture, and painted it up quick and easy, with a little bit of both dirt and moss/mold as well as some faded bloodstains in the central channels. Reiksgard Knight provides us with scale, and we’re done!