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Hi All.

 

Been a while since I posted anything here. Seeing as I've just taken up Frostgrave, thought i'd start posting up some WIPS of what I'm working on.

 

As I don't have much in the way of Scenery (at least, not that can be re-purposed for Frostgrave) I decided that would be where I would begin.So, below are the results of Todays build. I'm going to try and finish these 3 ruins by the end of the week (he says >_>)

 

These have been made out of Foam Board, some blue foam bricks I got on Ebay, Popsicle sticks, toffe apple sticks some kebab skewers, grit, glue and some white stickers.

 

These are only the basic husks right now. I intend to use something to put texture on the walls and seal the corners (maybe caulk or grout or something), and to round off the edges of the bases they're on. Then its a paint job and more detailing. I am planning on adding more rubble piles and signs of the former inhabitants. Some broken shelves, chairs, wood stockpiles, ruined fences, that sort of thing. Then some snow and other final details. I'm using Skyrim as an inspiration for designing. Hopefully that will show through more in later builds.

 

House one, and my proof of concept that this would work

 

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House two, with a porch added but the same layout.

 

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House three. My first 2-storey house. The ladder is a bit wider than I would have liked, but it'll do. I also tried to give this one more than one entrance, hence the hole in the back wall (not so visible in these pics. Its underneath the far corner of the second floor). I'll build up a rubble pile on the outside to allow easy access.

 

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Any thoughts, opinions, criticisms, suggestions or ideas are welcome.

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Looks good!

Remember that spray paint EATS bare foam, so either brush prime, or coat the foam with watered down white glue...

Might be better in the terrain section of the forums though...

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Thanks knarthex, I'll bear that in mind with the Base coat as this is my first time working with foam. Also, I plan on posting everything I work on for Frostgrave in here (warbands, creatures, scenery etc) so I figured wip would be best

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Those are looking pretty nifty!  I am looking forward to seeing how they come along. 

 

I prefer wider ladders for game use, as it allows me to actually fit a figure's base in-between the rungs to show when they're climbing.

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Hi All

 

Update time.

 

I have basecoated all three houses and trimmed their bases into shape. I've started adding some flair to them but am coming up a little stumped with ideas.

 

Here is House 1, basecoated and drybrushed. I still need to put some washes on and do some highlights. I added a little bit of fencing to the front to give it some character. I'm going to give it some cobblestones at the fron porch and round the left hand side. I have also painted the base and started to flock it round the side. Once I'm done with everything it'll get some snow and possibly some icy elements. Maybe some more rubble. I managed to get some texture on the wall by sloppily peeling off the paper cover from the foam board, and using air drying clay to seal the joins.

 

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Also, I have begun work on the Living Statues needed for one of the Frostgrave settings. They are the Player Character models from Descent (Which were too small in scale for my regular use). They have had a simple basecoat and heavy drybrushing. I am very unhappy with how the Plinths have come out. I'll use some card or something to make them a bit more plinthy, rather than a Pepsi cap glued to a 40mm Base.

 

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Next time you decided to pull backing off the foamboard, put it in boiling water first and leave it there for a couple minutes. The water won't damage the foam, but does loosen the glue so the paper peels off nicely. You can score bricks in with a pencil, blunt knife or use a form or something (I created a brick making tool out of a cake decorating tip from Michaels).

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Hi all.

 

Heres stage 3 of House 1. Only a few little titbits to add now (some more tufts, icicles etc)

 

I think I went a bit overboard with the snow, so I'll use less of houses 2 & 3

 

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Hi all.

 

More updates for you.

 

House 1 is complete. Heres a final shot of it, and some (attempted) closeups of the icicles.

 

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House 2 & 3 have now got their basecoats on. Next up is detail painting and then finalising.

 

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Also, my first few scatter terrains. A mausoleum, a well, a water tower and some road signs. These are by TTCombat.

 

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