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So at some point this graced a fish tank, with fish in it, but that was long ago...

 

So now, instead of going in the trash, It will become a Statue for Frostgrave!

 

Material is resin, and I needed to fill some holes with Pro-Create.

I also Bulked out the attachment point for the wings, as they were hitting him in the head...

 

Raw state, with pin and Pro-Create:

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Primed with Duplicolor Black Sandable primer:

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Not sure if I will paint the foliage as stone or as living plants, and I am thinking Verdigrised Copper/Brass for the Bowl he is holding....

 

Thoughts and comments welcome!

 

George

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Good thinking!

 

A lot of aquarium ornaments can be used for terrain or dioramas.

 

You're painting this for Frostgrave, so frozen/ice and all...

 

In that case I wouldn't paint the foliage as living plants.

It would be odd to see green plants in a snowlandscape.

 

Or you need to make them like something frozen..

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How big is the bowl compared to a translucent bones fireball? I am thinking eternal flame...

 

...some visiting Wizard's version of Kilroy.

 

So the statue was buried in ice for a thousand years, but thanks to global magical warming it is now exposed?

 

What if the vines are purple-tundra-moss, or inky-deep-green holly? (Recent growth that happened after the thaw.)

 

Or---

 

What if the vines were gilded metal details on the original statue, ice and 1000 years have done for the gilding, and what is left is rusty base metal? ...and an excuse to do rusted metal streaks and stains on areas of stone underneath?

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How big is the bowl compared to a translucent bones fireball? I am thinking eternal flame...

 

...some visiting Wizard's version of Kilroy.

 

So the statue was buried in ice for a thousand years, but thanks to global[/g] magical warming it is now exposed?

 

What if the vines are purple-tundra-moss, or inky-deep-green holly? (Recent growth that happened after the thaw.)

 

Or---

 

What if the vines were gilded metal details on the original statue, ice and 1000 years have done for the gilding, and what is left is rusty base metal? ...and an excuse to do rusted metal streaks and stains on areas of stone underneath?

Oh, I like this idea!!

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How big is the bowl compared to a translucent bones fireball? I am thinking eternal flame...

 

...some visiting Wizard's version of Kilroy.

 

So the statue was buried in ice for a thousand years, but thanks to global magical warming it is now exposed?

 

What if the vines are purple-tundra-moss, or inky-deep-green holly? (Recent growth that happened after the thaw.)

 

Or---

 

What if the vines were gilded metal details on the original statue, ice and 1000 years have done for the gilding, and what is left is rusty base metal? ...and an excuse to do rusted metal streaks and stains on areas of stone underneath?

 

Me too!!!!

 

( Like it,,)

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Very cool, I look forward to seeing how this develops.

 

RE: the plants---if you paint them as being alive/growing, you'll get more versatility out of this as a terrain piece. You could explain it as nice life starting to grow after the thaw.

 

Also, rumors tell of a new setting being developed for Frostgrave:  Jungle grave.(not the actual name, I'm sure) Think pirates and jungle islands.

This would be perfect for that.

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Very cool, I look forward to seeing how this develops.

 

RE: the plants---if you paint them as being alive/growing, you'll get more versatility out of this as a terrain piece. You could explain it as nice life starting to grow after the thaw.

 

Also, rumors tell of a new setting being developed for Frostgrave:  Jungle grave.(not the actual name, I'm sure) Think pirates and jungle islands.

This would be perfect for that.

 

 

*** Pops head into the thread again***

 

 

Ok, not a player, but ehhh, jungle stuff, pirates...maybe some snakes???

 

Interested for the minis...for reasons :ph34r:

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Yup, like that one, good statue choice.

 

The verdigre'ed brass or copper bowl sounds like a good idea.

 

depending on the color of your statue I am leaning toward liking the live plant idea.

will be various Greys with splotches of different inks blended in to save it from being to monochrome...

 

(Old WiP where I discovered the process)

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Since you asked, I'd do the statue as stone, skip the metalwork, oxidized or not, AND do the plants as living flora. That's my two cents worth.

Everyone has chimed in for living plants soooo...

 

So I was at paint day today, and brought this along....

 

Dabbed on

GW Green Ink & Flesh Wash

MSP Purple ink, Red Ink, Blue ink

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Had to use brushes for the Daubing, as I forgot to bring Q-tips....

That's why there is so much color....

 

Looks like something from a Grateful Dead T-shirt don't it?

 

Next step is a dilute Black wash, then moar drybrushing....

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