Now it’s complete because it’s ended here

Arrakis teaches the attitude of the knife — chopping off what’s incomplete and saying: “Now it’s complete because it’s ended here.”

I’ve just about come to the end of my Dune odyssey, I’ve got a few final bits to tidy up but the main build is over. Time to chop off what is incomplete. I received the final bits of the box from Funky Lemon and started to pull the whole thing together.


I also tested out my idea of pouring coldcast resin into the engraved areas.





Unfortunately the font and some of the symbols are too small for it to work as well as I would have hoped. It worked really well in the big areas but some of the text became hard to read. At least I tried.

open-boxThe box was stained then glued together and the bits go inside it nicely.



slightly-open-boxThe lid/board slides on perfectly.



complete-duneThe whole thing closes.



handAnd to give a sense of scale, thar’s me mitt on top.



It’s a big old thing and has come out really well. I’m going to add some wooden dividers inside to split up the box into sections and line it with some material to add some padding. I need to add some markers to some of the troops to show which are the elite and I’m thinking of sculpting a sand storm marker and a worm marker.

Next up is a playtest which, (according to theory) should be this Saturday with some unsuspecting victims. I’ll try and post some photos from that and also of the components that I’ve used to make this.

17 thoughts on “Now it’s complete because it’s ended here”

  1. I adore this. Doing a bespoke version of Dune has been a dream of mine for a long time. Now I’m simultaneously impressed and depressed.

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