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This will be where I post my Frost Grave Terrain.

First up will probably be an improvised fountain, made from a leftover plastic container and the water weird (77310) mini

Also Dave Graffam's Tall Ruined Wall. I'll be doing that tomorrow with bristol board and going to the print shop to print some stuff in color.

There's no Glue Stick so only priming and dry-fitting of the fountain

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Tonight's testing, priming, imagining

 


First a 4'x8' section of thin packing foam that will be my winter wonderland.
(Photo later because it needs reducing)

 

And a blurry teaser of the fountain

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And the elements primed

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And my test of one wall. I'm going to a local copy shop to print a bunch of stuff in color. But this test I'll glaze in some stone and wood colours

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I found some rolled 3mm cork, so I've decided to try and make a round wizard's tower, slightly ruined.

Just doing some drafting without the proper tools.

so far top left is 3" diameter lower level is 3.7" diameter, and balcony is 4.75" diameter

I'm going to try and find a way to make it stackable, or accessible via damage.

not sure how i'm going to give it the structure to stay up... but that's part of the fun, right?

I did find some dowels too, though, so I may give it a centre post

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Found another cylinder I can use as a form.
Considering storage, there's no way my wife let's me use the cake tin as the lowest level.
My options are as displayed in the photo.

 

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4.5", 3.5", 3" diameters.
Leaning towards 4.5 and 3 though that will be difficult for access. Thoughts?
 

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thinking about some moss for the fountain like this

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Haven't been able to find good reference for it being frozen though.

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Found another cylinder I can use as a form.

Considering storage, there's no way my wife let's me use the cake tin as the lowest level.

My options are as displayed in the photo.

 

 

4.5", 3.5", 3" diameters.

Leaning towards 4.5 and 3 though that will be difficult for access. Thoughts?

 

I would say go with the 5". The large footprint will give you greater stability for your tower, and it will also give you more area for your figures to fight in and for you to fit your hand in to move them around.

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The upper levels will be ruined, because otherwise there'd be no way to get at minis.

The smallest size is essentially 1 mini at a time territory - though you can pack 4 minis really densely if they aren't swinging weapons etc.

 

I did find some good frozen fountain references. I'm not sure I want to fully moss up the water weird mini, so I'll probably do the slime below that and maybe only a little moss there.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7049/6915791511_ecb73a8e09_b.jpg

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/be/44/ec/be44ec008f08bbce94339e7f68349d8d.jpg

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Now I kinda wish I'd taken more pictures of frozen fountains in the Denver area; hell, Estes Park's rivers and fountains look like that half the year.

 

Don't see much moss there, though.

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Here's a very rough layout of the front part of a temple.

 

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I'm going to try and make this collapsible with velcro for storage. Wish me luck.

There will also be a back part (this is kinda modeled on a classical Greek temple, so the peristyle), and a removable roof. This structure will be leftover packing styrofoam, those vitamin packages, and the 1 piece of flooring. 
The columns with headers and feet will be about 3 minis high. So roughly 15-20 scale feet?

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A little more work today.
I think the stone looks more like marble but that's okay.

 

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tonight I'll be gluing the centre bit and maybe putting my first layer of fake water.
Then a couple more pics of the temple layout.it's gonna be big.

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This isn't adventurer's cereal...

 

it's me aging some dollar store boxes for crates. FYI 42 cubes for 1$ is a great dealpost-12970-0-60491200-1451597139_thumb.jpg

 

 

Ub3r has shared this great post on facebook which I will try to adapt to my tower plans

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