Wednesday, 2 January 2013

How to Base the Garden of Morr!

If you own the beautiful Garden of Morr, you probably empathise with how irritating it is to put together.

If this pile of bits looks familiar then this tutorial is for you.

1) Realise that although the Garden of Morr looks great when assembled it is far too annoying to build over and over again.

2) Go to Pizza Go Go and order some delicious "Chicken Hot" pizza. Either take advantage of their free delivery or buy one, get one free on collection offers.

3) Eat pizza.

4) Assemble garden of Morr for the second last time inside pizza box.

5) Notice just how badly it fits together.

6) Wonder why it wasn't designed to jigsaw in more closely.

7) Draw round the base of the Garden of Morr leaving a little room on all sides.

8) Eat after dinner mint while trying to roll three dice until they equal nine.

9) Cut out shape and build Garden of Morr on the base for what you pray will be the last time.

10) Eat second after dinner mint. 

11)  Use clippers to cut off some of the inner wall base so it fits together better.

12) Roll a triple six.

13) When Garden of Morr is FINALLY fully constructed, use super glue to fix parts in place.

14) Wait for glue to dry then paint all areas of the base with black paint.

15) Tip bird grit all over base so that it sticks to the paint.

16) Wish you'd rotated the photo before attaching it to blog.

17) Hope nobody in the online community notices your Minnie Mouse  coaster.

18) Paint the bird grit black.

19) Dry brush inner areas grey.

20) Line up Mantic Bull Centaurs on levitating cutting mat in pleasing configuration.

21) Prepare spirit level for brush straightness test.

22) Realise grey gravel looks terrible.

23) Redo gravel to match warboard: black | dark brown | light brown | mustard | cream.

24) Test straightness of brush using spirit level.

25)Put mausoleums into Garden of Morr.

26) Reflect on how ace it looks.

27) Feel smug that you never have to rebuild the sodding thing again.

28) Test straightness of knife using spirit level.

29) Put Garden of Morr on shelf really easily.

30) Feel more smug.


  1. The "undead" will simply flock to the place!

    "live" Peter

  2. Great tutorial.. but more importantly.. nice shelving! Any chance of a shot of just that in a post in the (near) future? Oh and did I say that I liked the post.. really ace mate!

    1. Hey,

      Your wish is my command. Check out this post I did ages ago:

    2. Thanks for that! Can't believe I missed that post.. need to go through your blog more it seems. :)

  3. best tutorial ive seen...great stuff the coaster too...i had the same problem with the witchfate tor....that kit nearly went through the window...keep up the good work i follow with great interest..and happy new year to all

    1. Yeah. The Witchfate Tor was horrific. I filed it down extensively in the end.

    2. Built it once, and never again! Thought it would be easy, and it was far from it. And yeah, I also filed it down to the point where the shavings could have become a new tower on its own!

    3. Well sucker that I am, I'm going to build a second in the near future. I have a really exciting idea to build an "evil" tower that rises from the earth to disgorge an undead horde. I want the tower to be a lot taller and so, for my sins, I'm going to go at it again.

    4. Ouch.. your just a glutton for punishment then.. but then again, I want one for my own table ( last one was for a client ) so I might end up with another one too anyways :(

    5. Having said that, I am hoping to get another third scenery piece out of it from the spare parts and extra base I'll end up with so it should be a good "investment."