1⁄35A Simple Dungeon
For me dioramas and vignettes usually begin either from a photograph or image that I find interesting, or within the dark recesses of my overly idle mind. However, there are occasions when having a particular figure in my hand has served as the source of inspiration.
Such was the case with Latorre’s 54 mm Saxon . According to Latorre’s webpage the Saxon is fashioned closer to fiction than fact. My mind’s eye took me to a cold, damp, dark dungeon deep within the forsaken bowels of a long forgotten realm. And so, the following small vignette of a dungeon began to take form.
Armed with a mental image, and my limited building skills, I decided it had to be a simple design in relation to my skills at structures. Yet it should be one that conveyed the suggestion of a dungeon. Basically it had to have stonework, some form of arch, dirty if not foul water, and an overall gloomy feel. Thus the title: ‘A Simple Dungeon’.
”Having slain the vicious gargoyle, Havoc enters the dank dungeon.” – The completed vignette