Thursday, February 25, 2016

Adepticon TT Display - Khorne Gladiator (part 1)

It's that time of year again, time to do some crazy hobby action preparing for the Adepticon 40k Team Tournament.  This year we want to go super over the top with a Khorne themed gladiator arena.  The concept is to go up (we like that better then wide) and have plexiglass sides to show the interior of the display.  Objects will hang down as well as across to give it depth. 

We found a new material to work with, an ultra dense foam.  It's almost hardwood quality and can even be fastened using wood screws.  It also allows us to carve it with dremmels to add detail.  Here's what we started out last weekend working on, the roughed out first level.

It was then on to carving details.  All four of us were armed with dremels and I was smart enough to wear a mask due to the immense amount of dust we generated.  Greg was able to make some vinyl patterns to lay over the top so we could use for symbols.  We'll be making those into brass (with rivets and all). 

After about 6 hours of work, we made some major progress.  Here's the first level without any of the balconies or finishing touches.

I need to figure out  how we can do a couple of things before this weekend's work session. First how to make a ton of rivets.  Secondly, I'd like some hanging braziers.  I figured I'd use battery powered flickering tea lights and cover them with cotton (blackened) smoke.  Any ideas on how to make them? 

We're definitely inspired to make it our best theme yet.  On my painting table now are bloodletters and I'm busy converting some khorne cultists with some weapon swaps off the new age of sigmar starter set. 


  1. That foam looks like an outstanding find! (the table looks incredible as well)

    Ok, since this is a Khorne table, let's get down to brass tacts. Where did you find this foam, and how fast can I get some? :)

  2. Thanks guys, I spoke with my teammate that is up on all this material and he says it's called in the trades as sign foam. He says it comes in different width's up to 4". It's weather proof which is cool. I'll track down how to acquire it, he has access through his job.

  3. Thanks for tracking this down. I think that material is a game changer. I can't wait to see more of your display.

    1. Thanks John! I'll get more details on the material as well. It's been great to work with so far.


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