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The Old Way, 4in Diorama Base

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The Old Way, 4in Diorama Base

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: cork, Realistic Water, MDF, ground foam, Green Stuff, Sculpey
  • Favorited by: 44 people
  • Gift message available
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From Waterloo, NY
Returns and exchanges accepted
Exceptions may apply. See return policy

Description

The Old Way … that road found in post-apocalyptic, fantasy societies that the current society has no clue how they made it. Once the road way in this piece was created by such builders that it lasted for millennia. At least until the water changed course and eroded the road bed and shifted the land. Now there are only small reminders of the once great society in a wondrous slice of creek bed.

Now imagine your beautifully painted dragon curled atop the the piece with his tail trailing around the terrain. Or a hill giant taking in the scene before moving on with his full waterskin. Perhaps a knight sits atop his armored steed has followed the Old Way until the path was blocked by this small fjord.

The foundation are two cork rounds atop MDF. The land is made with more cork added to create the higher points. Ground red foam foliage surrounds a sculpted tree stump. A small pool of water sits atop the small hillock jutting into the creek. Flagstone pavers still remain clustered together for strength showing the shards of the Old Way. The creek bed is made from actual sand and the flora and moss in the water is more ground foam. Realistic Water covers the creek bed and pool of water.

The product shown and sold here is the prototype. Future custom orders of similar work will use a different resin for the water and naturally, the shape and details of the piece will differ.

The base is 4 inches around and 1.5 inches tall at the top of the tree stump. It's 1.125 inches high at the two flat spots in the middle. (101mm x 38mm, 29mm at flat spots).

Visit my blog to learn more about the prototype build behind this amazing piece of art:

WIP #1: http://goo.gl/1eA05s

WIP #2: http://goo.gl/StWmze
The Old Way … that road found in post-apocalyptic, fantasy societies that the current society has no clue how they made it. Once the road way in this piece was created by such builders that it lasted for millennia. At least until the water changed course and eroded the road bed and shifted the land. Now there are only small reminders of the once great society in a wondrous slice of creek bed.

Now imagine your beautifully painted dragon curled atop the the piece with his tail trailing around the terrain. Or a hill giant taking in the scene before moving on with his full waterskin. Perhaps a knight sits atop his armored steed has followed the Old Way until the path was blocked by this small fjord.

The foundation are two cork rounds atop MDF. The land is made with more cork added to create the higher points. Ground red foam foliage surrounds a sculpted tree stump. A small pool of water sits atop the small hillock jutting into the creek. Flagstone pavers still remain clustered together for strength showing the shards of the Old Way. The creek bed is made from actual sand and the flora and moss in the water is more ground foam. Realistic Water covers the creek bed and pool of water.

The product shown and sold here is the prototype. Future custom orders of similar work will use a different resin for the water and naturally, the shape and details of the piece will differ.

The base is 4 inches around and 1.5 inches tall at the top of the tree stump. It's 1.125 inches high at the two flat spots in the middle. (101mm x 38mm, 29mm at flat spots).

Visit my blog to learn more about the prototype build behind this amazing piece of art:

WIP #1: http://goo.gl/1eA05s

WIP #2: http://goo.gl/StWmze

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Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
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  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Returns and exchange details

If you are not happy with your item, you must contact us within seven days of the receipt of the item. If you wish to return it within that time frame, we will accept returns, if the item has not been opened or used, minus the shipping cost and a 20% restocking fee. If a package is refused or returned to us, we will refund the item cost minus the shipping and restocking fee. All orders are processed twice to insure that the order has been processed correctly before shipping. If an error has occurred we will attempt to replace the item(s) as necessary and availabilities.

We are not responsible for damages occurring during transport of our merchandise or via handling by customs. See insurance policy above for details on what's available.

Shipping policies

We’ll ship domestically and internationally at regular prices and where law doesn’t prohibit the transport of our products.

We try to ship orders within 2-3 business days.

We use "Calculated Shipping" with exact ounces and sizes entered combined with box sizes for packing. Choose from the provided options for your cart.

We cannot control or guarantee delivery times due to the speed of the various USPS processing points and local carriers that your package goes through. Should a package be returned to us because a rejection/non-acceptance from the buyer, we will refund the cost of the order minus shipping fees and a 20% restocking fee. We try to supply delivery confirmation for tracking purposes on all orders. To help with this we supply the e-mail address of the order to the USPS for notifications.


Insurance:

Insurance is limited to Priority Mail packages. Want insurance for up to $50 within the United States, choose Priority Mail. Priority Mail insurance for International Packages varies depending on location. No additional options for insurance are available at this time.


International Shipping:

We do ship internationally. We use "Calculated Shipping" with exact ounces and sizes entered combined with box sizes for packing. Choose from the provided options for your cart.

Please note that first class shipping is offered as a courtesy to our customers. First class mail can not be tracked and can take 1-6+ months to arrive depending on the country. Because of the long delivery times, first class shipping is "at your own risk" and packages will not be replaced. It is highly recommended that, to reduce loss, internationals use Priority Mail.

We accurately mark package contents on the custom forms as required by US law, which also means we can not mark your package as a "gift", "sample", lower value than what you paid or with any labeling that allows you to avoid taxes. This is a violation of US Customs Laws and we can face a large fine. International buyers are not subject to US taxes, but all customs, VAT or other fees levied by your country are the responsibility of the buyer. Should a package be returned to us because of customs or rejection from the buyer, we will refund the cost of the order minus shipping fees and a 20% restocking fee.

If you have questions, please start a conversation with us.
We’ll ship domestically and internationally at regular prices and where law doesn’t prohibit the transport of our products.

We try to ship orders within 2-3 business days.

We use "Calculated Shipping" with exact ounces and sizes entered combined with box sizes for packing. Choose from the provided options for your cart.

We cannot control or guarantee delivery times due to the speed of the various USPS processing points and local carriers that your package goes through. Should a package be returned to us because a rejection/non-acceptance from the buyer, we will refund the cost of the order minus shipping fees and a 20% restocking fee. We try to supply delivery confirmation for tracking purposes on all orders. To help with this we supply the e-mail address of the order to the USPS for notifications.


Insurance:

Insurance is limited to Priority Mail packages. Want insurance for up to $50 within the United States, choose Priority Mail. Priority Mail insurance for International Packages varies depending on location. No additional options for insurance are available at this time.


International Shipping:

We do ship internationally. We use "Calculated Shipping" with exact ounces and sizes entered combined with box sizes for packing. Choose from the provided options for your cart.

Please note that first class shipping is offered as a courtesy to our customers. First class mail can not be tracked and can take 1-6+ months to arrive depending on the country. Because of the long delivery times, first class shipping is "at your own risk" and packages will not be replaced. It is highly recommended that, to reduce loss, internationals use Priority Mail.

We accurately mark package contents on the custom forms as required by US law, which also means we can not mark your package as a "gift", "sample", lower value than what you paid or with any labeling that allows you to avoid taxes. This is a violation of US Customs Laws and we can face a large fine. International buyers are not subject to US taxes, but all customs, VAT or other fees levied by your country are the responsibility of the buyer. Should a package be returned to us because of customs or rejection from the buyer, we will refund the cost of the order minus shipping fees and a 20% restocking fee.

If you have questions, please start a conversation with us.

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