I spent 20 days building this giant wizard tower

Dipublikasikan tanggal 20 Mar 2023
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  • Can you imagine if she did one of the two towers from Lord of the Rings????? Holy moly

    • Which towers though, the two from the books or the two from the movies? Jackson changed them.

    • That would be fun. Maybe break it into a 2 or 3 part series. I like watching her talented detail work. Of course that means we will have to wait to see the final epic tower.

    • I follow this. I WANT, sooo bad, to see Martina make the two towers ! But i guess, to do it, she must have someone to buy it. I don't think she has the space to store them. And it would be kind of sad to see it in a corner, stored... Some fan interested in buying this stuff should contact her !

    • @Juju Fanti you’re right and I agree. I would hate to see it stowed away.

    • @Cthulhu_lives The funny thing is, most people who only watched the movies have no idea what the tower at Isengard is even called.

  • Suggestion on how to ship it: Go to a specialized cake store, you know, the ones that make cake for weddings, and ask them how do they ship their crazy cakes. From what i've seen they hire special services that keep the cake untouched while moving it long distances. If they can do it with cake, they will do it with the tower.

    • Or go to NASA and ask how they transport rockets to the launch pad. 😃

    • This is actually a really good idea!!!!

    • No one ever mailed a multi-layered wedding cake. Never.

    • @K ask cake boss

    • They transport with trucks and tie the cake with rope

  • SHE'S WEARING HER GLOVE!!!! So sickkk. I love that you don't just build things for show. You actually use tools and things. That said, your builds are always BEAUTIFUL!! I'm such a huge fan

    • That's exactly what I thought, finally someone that is not here just for the show !

    • That was the 1st thing I noticed as well! If Martina sees this I'd ask her how much it actually helps.

    • YEAH! And I noticed she's wearing a wrist brace on her other hand too. My occupational therapist has me trying wrist braces out too but I'm not sure if I'm getting on with them. I might to just stick to compression gloves...

    • Glad I'm not the only one curious as to how functional it is for her. She seems to be using it as an every day item.

    • ​@Jerad Wyes I think ur unaware that she lost a finger...

  • Martina's love for the "large and huge" makes me think that soon a video like "I built a real medieval castle instead of my house" will appear on the channel😅

    • That'd be the day 😂😂

    • "This video took 3 yrs to make, thank you to the Norwegian Oil fund for sponsoring this video and Norwegian Cement Limited for supplying 800,000 pounds of cement!"

    • Large and huge… go on…

    • If this happens, then she deserves a price like no other

    • I thought this comment was going somewhere else..

  • Start a Nerdforge Art Museum for people to visit. I would definitely take my daughter to see your projects and art. Like Snake Discovery created a reptile zoo. They have staff to run it so you're not invaded by us crazy fans! Thank you guys so much for creating daddy and daughter time. We look forward to new projects and we're working on our first leather wrapped tome.

    • Just wanted to say, you're awesome, for me daddy daughter time meant fetching my dad a bottle of beer from the cellar when he was watching soccer, you're giving your daughter much better memories and attention.

  • You should make a huge diorama inside your studio for all the smaller dioramas you've created as one massive cohesive diorama.

    • I like the idea of a diorama megasort. underrated comment.

  • The fact that she actually uses the cyber glove she made is really really cool to me

  • I wish you could make painting classes or just recordings that explain how you learned your techniques and how you use them in the right, particular places. I think that a lot of young artists would find it very helpful to learn from someone who is not boring and teaches it in a very unique way. you never cease to amaze me, Martina!! Beautiful tower!!! Thank you for your videos!

  • The fact it only took you 20 days to make something this huge is incredible. It looks amazing

  • when somebody looks slightly deranged but also excited during whatever it is they're doing, you know it's going to be a good time.

  • To ship it, I'd recommend building the plywood box like you said, then put in a bunch of braces made of the foam you use in your projects. I think that would be more secure than packaging peanuts. Plus you can cut the foam to fit exactly where you want so you can avoid any delicate areas of the piece. Amazing work as always!

  • How you turn bits of cardboard into the finished product is truly amazing. The paint and texture, wow.

  • It’s so fun to see that she actually uses the little pinky glove she made Edit: jooo!! The likes, like jeez

    • That's the first thing I thought after putting this video on. She did an excellent job on that project!

    • clicked the video just because i recognised the cyber-pinky in the thumbnail

    • yeah that means it helps her which is good :D still I hope that in one year she tries to upgrade it ^^

    • my depression is cured watching her videos ❤️

    • I was thinking exactly the same

  • I don’t know why but “rock smash” really caught me by surprise and let’s just say I cackled loud enough my neighbor yelled through the wall asking if I was ok or if I was summoning something! 😂

  • I love how Martina is not intimidated by details, and go beyond just doing a basic thing [in here for example doing the tour 'afloat']

  • That CGP Grey reference at 3:10 had me rolling. Also, I hope the person who designed the original drawing sees this. It looks pretty amazing

    • the hexagon is the bestagon. I instantly jumped to the comments when I heard it lol.

    • Yeah, that got the like from me. :)

    • Damm I love hexagons

    • Every body hail to Hexagons, the Bestagons. May I have an Amen?

    • Same

  • I'm actually at a loss for words at how talented and amazing you are. This is absolutely stunning ❤

  • It’s so inspiring to see someone with so much passion and enthusiasm. I always love the builds and paintings that you make!

  • This is a masterpiece. Totally to scale. Looking forward to seeing it displayed where many, many can appreciate it.

  • I’m awed and amazed!!! Fantastic job, Martina!!! ❤️❤️❤️👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

  • Parabéns!! acho interessante seu esforço e força de vontade para realizar várias tarefas👏🏽👏🏽

  • Gorgeous result, as usual, I'm in awe of your skills in creating these amazing works of art.

  • She's done more work in this one project than I've worked in my whole life 💀

  • The puppers deserves spotlight and he knows it

  • I really don't know how you flew under my radar. So far all of the videos I've watched are of things I love. I love how you're talented in multi mediums. 🖤

  • I was making mystical magic scrolls while watching this because it wad so inspiring watching you, keep up the good work

  • I love how she really enjoys her building so much! It makes it way better seeing that she loved to craft that instead of: here's my finished thing

  • So fantastic!!!! Love this…the static grass was a cool thing I’d never seen before, and I love the paper towel modge podge texture, too. So cool!

  • Quick moment to appreciate Hansi cuz I feel like he isn't appreciated enough as he's not on camera much Also I'll never get over how u manage to create such magnificent pieces in the end despite how ambitious ur projects are Beautiful. Truly BEAUTIFUL

    • I was thinking we need more of Hansi love Martinas energy but miss Hansi

    • And he's got a hair cut. Idk if someone noticed

    • ​@Huawei360 you're not alone, I noticed as well

    • @Andres Cruz nice

  • You're crazy, I love it... It's so cool how you're able to make stuff based on the fact that people love watching you make stuff... All the equipment and the fact that you get to make cooler better stuff, is because of your followers, etc. And that's so cool

  • Spellforce is my childhood and current adult childhood and this is AMAZING! I love it, the tower is amazing and Martina, you did INCREDIBLE as always. See you next video.

  • I absolutely love the fact you're wearing the glove you made! It's such a phenomenal creation that I adore

  • I love these videos! The edits are getting funnier and more creative too! I’m into building motorcycles but I work so much nerd forge is my only building fix sometimes!

  • Two things: The videos are always worth the wait and it's pretty damn cool that you're really utilizing that glove/prosthetic that you made.

    • Repent to Jesus Christ “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” ‭‭1 John‬ ‭4‬:‭4‬ ‭NIV

    • @Repent and believe in Jesus Christ Flock off.

    • I was thinking the same thing!

    • @Repent and believe in Jesus Christ And now, Jesus is spam xD

    • Ikr! It's so cool that she actually made it something useful and fun to wear

  • Great work! The tiny window pattern really is amazing. It's also cool to see you're getting use out of your cyborg prosthetic.

  • Your videos are as much an artform as the projects you make. Your passion for your work is so enthralling. Also, you would make a great Triss from the Witcher.

  • I appreciate the sheer amount of discipline and time it took to make this and plan out making this. Like holy crap. I was exhausted for you. Damn good job!!!

  • I like how she had a clock just sitting there in some of the Timelapse’s, is shows how much time and work is really put into this..

    • ok

    • Yeah I love when she does that too!

  • Epic, the size was perfect, the work in every detail from the roots to the lights made it amazing, like all the builds you have made its the attention to the detail that gives it life 😊.

  • It looks soo incredible. I’m an art and design student and for my project in class I’m going to build a diorama of an apocalyptic city. I would love to know what materials you use for your projects 😊

  • Great build and interesting final problem, Keep us posted about its final destination Your talent never fails!

  • Absolutely INSANE!!!! You are soo incredibly talented!!

  • Martina, I would love to see you build something for the outdoors. Like an epic towering birdhouse!

  • Always a treat. If I ever find myself with the means to do so, I want to commission a piece with Martina and Hans. Great work as always. 👍

  • I love the energy you bring into these videos, it's really refreshing!

  • This work is incredible, like you.🎉 More please.

  • Love the Videos❤ Always happy to watch you make fantasys come to life

  • A crate isn't a bad idea. Keep it vertical and add anchors between each layer that secures to the central pipe and the inside of the crate. Then fill it with packing peanuts. Make sure to label it so they keep it orientated correctly and don't try to set it down on its side. As long as you have it attached to a pallet, it should be safe. It is going to be a fairly pricey way to ship it, but this would be the safest way to ship it internationally.

    • I'd put packing peanuts inside the structures as well to minimise any crushing

    • Good Idea Joe, and good idea Andy. I'd even say forming some styrofoam at the top and bottom as well as maybe a couple at the mid levels as reinforcement to anchor points would also help reduce crushing, and provide stabilization.

    • need lots of bubblewrap

    • I would like to add that you should add a tip and tell indicator on each side. The fact is that shipping companies typically don't give a shit about something that says fragile this side up. The second you add an indicator that shows if it got tipped though it becomes a different story. Sadly I am not sure if you can buy them in small batches locally. They typically only get sold in packs of 100. That said you could always just print a fake tip n tell label and slap it on the outside of the box even if it doesn't have one inside.

    • Adding on to these ideas, you could use your laser cutter to cut pieces of PE foam to fit around the less detailed sections. It'll be more expensive but will offer more stability, and the person you ship to won't have to deal with an avalanche of packing peanuts. I think 6-7 pieces of 5cm thick foam would be enough. Two for each of your sections and maybe one for the base where the rock tapers in. You could even cut them into hexagons and build a hexagonal crate around them. Make sure to cut them a hair larger than your crate and a hair smaller than your tower so they hold onto it well.

  • Shipping suggestions: first thing which comes to my mind is to use foam rubber and packaging film or/with packing tape. So the idea is to wrap little intricate details such as figures and trees into foam rubber separatly, and then pack the whole structer into lightly adjusted sheets of foam rubber. If you can not really separate little details, you can just use thinner foam rubber to wrap them, and then you use thicker layers of foam rubber above which you use to wrap the whole structer; you can also use cotton wool or wadding to wrap little details. So then you wrap the tower structer tightly with several layers of plastic packaging film, and you can reinforce it with packing tape above. Then place it in a plywood box filled with more foam rubber, so you have two layers of foam rubber protecting your tower - one inner for little details and structer in general, and one eternal to reinforce the inner layer and give additional protection. You can also use paper or newspapers to wrap little details or to create second layer of protection in ply wood box. This what comes to my mind if I were to do it, hope that helps GL =)

  • This looks amazing, Martina! As far as shipping, I would probably get a crate or a really sturdy large box.. wrap it with tons of bubble wrap and packing peanuts! Good luck! ❤

  • This was amazing. As a fan of both, can we have a Nerdforge Critical Role crossover where Martina builds Caleb’s tower? Full of cats and perfect spaces? And the floaty part in the middle where miniatures could be suspended?

  • Your work is always amazing. Beautiful job, I love it

  • This is absolutely incredible. Again another brilliant build amazing every time. Truly amazing

  • A new nerdforge video is like a straight up shot of dopamine. Watching you create awesome art with your boundless enthousiam always leaves me feeling significantly happier! :D

    • yes been waiting fir days and am highly satisfied

    • I Know exactly how you feel Brother. It may seem like months in between new vids, but they are All Excellent! Right? I can't Pronounce Her Name, but I 've been watching her and her Guy build a Ton of Awesome Works.... Its Amazing how She Focuses on even the Smallest Details! I like the LeatherWorking/Book Binding/Costume Making More though. She's got ia all so we can only wait, and see what she has next for us. 🙂

  • Incredible work... I'm especially amazed to see how cardboard is transformed into this 👍

  • One of the coolest projects you’ve ever done!!

  • for a few seconds there on the final results .. my brain thought I was looking at a illustration , and not an actual structure !! girl!! I been watching you for a few yeas now , and you level up with every video !! you should be proud of yourself ! much love from Minnesota US

  • I know it's super late, but for future reference, you can use spray foam, then plastic, then push your piece into the foam, then let the foam cure. It will create a perfectly shaped cushion in any box. Then just do the same when closing.

  • It's so freaking tall and beautiful. I'm honestly amazed by it and by the fact you keep creating more new unique creations. Fantastic job! If I built smth like this I would need a year break from everything and I would just go around it everyday and look at it. Keep us posted about its final destination

  • Ship it in 4 parts, the base and all 3 parts you made, all filled with packaging stuffing. You can even make a box for the base and use a fancy box for the miniatures with foam with holes carved to their shapes and sizes. Also, carving a negative form of the towers in foam to give more support during transport.

    • The issue with that is that someone will have to put it all back together at the end destination. I don't think Martina is traveling to the same place to do it herself.

    • pretty sure the parts are kinda stuck together with glue, clay, paint etc. taking it apart would mean you'd see seams after reassembly

    • @Ximena Uilenberg im pretty sure they got facetime or sthg like that, so martina could tell them exactly how to build it back up

    • The parts are not in sections anymore. So it has to be shipped as 1 unit.

    • It's one part now

  • My GOD that is EPIC! I want to do this so bad, but I'll need to round up all my friends to try to accomplish what Martina has done on her own!

  • So awesome ❤ the tower looks fantastic. As to how to box it, maybe you can customize a shipping box that's big enough for the tower to fit inside and cover the tower in bubble wrap.

  • What an absolutely incredible build! A suggestion for shipping, built a crate around the castle but instead of using rigid supports, use a network of elastic bands going from one side of the crate to the other so that they apply tension to opposite sides of the tower at multiple levels. It's easier to construct and much easier to pad to protect the tower's finish.

  • #11 on trending. You rock Martina and Hanzi 🎉🎉🎉

  • Love watching you create. Your painting, shading, blending, and attention to detail breathes life into your art.

  • This is amazing :) There is so much detail in this that I think you can't pack it in anything that is going to touch it. I would suggest that you contruct a shipping crate and a support structure that interfaces into the ends of plastic pipe in the core of the tower and to the crate. I think the top comes off so use that to access the top of the tower's plastic core. Pack the top seperately. How closely is that pipe connecting to the other parts of the tower? Maybe in internal skeleton that holds the tower's parts to the core tubing. You need this to not come loose in shipping. I'd go with spokes connecting with something like a jubilee clip round the internal tubing. For the external support structure maybe think about how you see airfix parts in a plastic surround before you pop them out. (I know this is the low structure for the injection moulding process) It might be cheaper to rent a van and go on a road trip. It would make an awesome video too.

  • Didn't get the reference, but the "Hexagon is the Bestagon" line was delivered perfectly. Absolutely hilarious

  • Wow! It honestly looks as if it came straight out of the game! Very impressive!!

  • For some reason 'hexagons are the bestagons' was really unexpected and made me laugh. Wasn't expecting Martina to be a CGP Grey fan :) Great build and interesting final problem!

    • Yes!! Love to hear that

    • Literally gasped, was amazing

    • ok

    • Hexagon IS the bestagon. So it is spoken, so it shall be

    • It is known.

  • love that she's using the prosthetic glove she made for herself haha, really cool that it's getting some use :)

  • Shipping thoughts: Build the base into a box. Since the center is held in place by a pole, as long as you brace one of the sturdier parts of the upper section, it should keep the fiddley bits from getting damaged. Good luck!

  • Martina I would watch a 5-episode series on something like this. It both awes me and terrifies me that you build this all for one episode. I know it's your nature to like to make giant gorgeous projects and to push yourself!! But don't burn out! Protect your health! ❤️

  • Amazing!! Simply amazing! 🙌🏼 I absolutely love Martina’s energy, she’s so adorable! The tower is so beautiful crafted and I can’t believe it only took 20 days to make this. Fantastic! 😁 I do have a question, slightly off topic, but I noticed your tattoos Martina and they are simply stunning! Did you design them yourself?

  • An idea for the shipping dilemma: Mount the base in the transport-box and take off the upermost part of the tower if possible. Then you could have a "plug" in the top part of your box, so the pipe is fixed in place once the box is closed. Now the only hazzle left is the top part, which could be shipped in a separate box filled with those packaging thingies. Best of luck :)

  • I like the "building a plywood box and using a huge amount of packing peanuts" thing. What I would've done differently is not glue any of the miniatures or trees in place. I would have taken pictures of where I'd placed them, but then wrapped them up individually in their own small box packed into the larger one. This is absolutely amazing, though, and I hope it reaches its destination safely.

  • can you imagine if she did another tower with interior details

  • You just keep pushing that bar higher and higher. Another amazingly well-done job!

  • This was absolutely enthralling. What a beautiful job you did!

  • She makes it seem way too easy to create something like this

  • After watching your house, tower, diorama, etc. builds slowly growing -- and seeing you create a new studio & paint murals and a vehicle -- I can't help but wonder when we're going to see "Nerdforge Builds A House" (as in, a real, full-size abode for humans...) :-)

  • Already bought this game and I really enjoy it. So it was super cool to see the mage tower made in real life 😍🤩

  • Absolutely amazing!!! I’d love to see a diorama from Arcane one day ☺️

  • This is amazing! and you've gotten so much faster at building and painting these amazing structures over the years. As for shipping, the box idea is good. Maybe try to separate the tower into pieces and lightly wrap them with bubble wrap? Some jostling is unavoidable in shipping, unfortunately... But that in addition to packing peanuts could reduce the chances of things breaking. Add an instruction sheet on how to reassemble the tower with pictures of how it looks completely put together? Whatever you end up doing, I hope it goes well! Let us know, and thank you for showing us how you made this!

  • Here is my solution for packaging this: Styrofoam. You need a big rectangle that you cut in two pieces horizontal. Carve them so the whole tower fits in. If something still moving a bit, put a bit of paper to fix. Basically a negative of the tower, like you do with the models in silicone. I think its the cheapest and savest way. Also just a little advice: How is your index finger doing after holding it on the spray tube for such a long time?! 😅😅 Buy yourself a handle for the spray tubes and be kind to your hands. Its such a relief, I discovered them last year and since then: no pain in my fingers 😅😅

  • This was absolutely stunning as usual.

  • Pearl's time lapse music always accompanies beautiful, artistic builds, and this is just one more example. Incredible, as always

    • Now I want to build this to player scale in Minecraft

    • @riuphane do it!! That sounds awesome

    • @Suzy Sheep I gotta finish my Sharn encounter map first, but then for sure... In fact, they could tie together well

    • It's so weird hearing someone's timelapse music in another ID-tvrs video but this mash, I can agree on ☺️

    • That's just Jules Gaia, an electro swing artist, I think he's on epidemic sounds so thats why his music is used almost everywhere on ID-tv

  • You should make a 'miniture map' just in case one falls off in shipping, it would probably be very helpful

  • I tend to play games and such were I build things from different games or irl for fun, and I like your idea of "simplify every small piece until the entire complicated thing is done" seems like it could work.

  • Hello Martina... what can I say except your creations are always mind boggling. I did notice that your gauntlet appears to be serving you well! That was (to me) one of your cool builds. Thank you for all your cool content.

  • This is insane! The textures of everything is really realistic and I too adore the purple lights!

  • Little Sidenote: Love it that you actually wear that glove from time to time 😁

    • I'm expecting yearly revision/upgrade videos at least.

  • Love your projects 😁 I know its not really your standard type of building but i think it would be a great challenge to see you make a realistic modern house... don't know if your into that kinda things but would be cool to see you do it 🫶🏼

  • My 10 year old daughter loves your videos and she thinks your silly edits are hilarious. Thanks for the giggles!

  • This looks like it may just fit inside the standard wooden 2220mm x 1160mm x 2220mm export liftvan box. Also your ability and creative energy is amazing!

  • The shipping method isn't so complicated. You need to build a box for each section , and create perfect fit forms around each pieces using some plastic sheets and cans of expending foam. Though , make sure to create a few modular sides around each of those pieces so they aren't torn apart once they are extracted from the boxes. This should secure the content from any moderate vibrations and impacts , but just to be on the safe side , add labels on each exterior side stating 'FRAGILE'.

  • Martina, you amaze me! I could not even imagine doing something like that. Have you ever thought of going into 'set design' for films? You would be brilliant at that. You are really creative & have the passion to make stuff that other people could only thing of. The glove looks brilliant & it suits you. Wishing yourself & Hanzi (?) all the best.....

  • So nice to see I'm not the only one who makes massive terrain pieces for both fun and usage in games :-) I constantly challenge myself with new ideas for scratch-builds, and when I'm done, someone ALWAYS comes along and buys them from me for either an ornament or a gaming piece :-) I recycle so much "trash" that I find in shop wheelie bins, garbage bags and more, that I actually got a nasty letter from the recycle/refuse companies around where I live, for taking their business away from them :-) I framed the letters, and have them on my living room/workshop wall :-D

  • That's such an epically cool build! Not sure if you can get it there, but here at our craft store, Michael's, we can get hemp with wire core. That would work real well for the roots, as well.

  • its incredible seeing you use your home made prosthetic in real life situations. Its incredible.

  • These are the exact kind of collaborations you and your channel are perfect at.