Having purchased the Egyptian Tomb from Itar’s Workshop, I knew what to expect from the Egyptian Pylon. Like its smaller cousin it’s cast in resin from a mold that utilized the Hirst Arts Egyptian blocks. It is much more impressive and you pay for the added height! I was fortunate to pick mine up on sale from frpgames.com.
As I note in the Youtube video, there was an odd amount of resin on one side of its internal divider/support, which had no effect on its appearance. I took a little time in scraping at its mold lines with an Xacto and then painted it with Applebarrel craft paint (Sandstone). Placing it on wax paper, I liberally brushed on Minwax Polyshades Antique Walnut floor wax. The first coat was not as liberal as intended as I missed a few spots, so I went back over it MUCH too liberally, The result, I have to admit, is rather sloppy.
However, if you play Crocodile Games Wargods of Aegyptus it should have strong appeal. Besides using this in Warhammer FB as a bit of Khemri terrain, it could be part of the construction of a Necron tomb world. It’d definitely fit in for any pulp skirmish games featuring archeologists probing its ancient secrets. For dedicated Wargods or Tomb Kings players though, the question becomes: Do I buy a resin piece or two from Itar’s or buy the Hirst Arts molds myself and cast the bricks to build my own Egyptian structures?
The sale price and my wife’s impending art unit on Egypt answered that for me, besides general laziness and not wanting the hassle of casting and assembly. Personally I would rather get two more Egyptian Tombs or an Egyptian Tomb and the new Egyptian Gateway that Itar has released. They would cover more real estate and though less impressive, would create an overall better board. The Egyptian Pylon has two doorways on it, leading me to question what a pylon is exactly and what it’s used for. Are the doors purely decorative? Wikipedia holds the answers! From the briefest of research, Egyptian temples had two of them. I don’t think I’ll be picking up another myself, but instead checking back to see what new structures Itar unearths.