Today's entry is another resin building, this time a Temple, but its origin isn't from a wargaming company. This ruined temple is actually a decorative item for an aquarium that I saw on eBay. It came prepainted but that didn't fit the colour scheme of my other Frostgrave terrain so I reprimed it with black acrylic before starting from scratch.
I want some terrain on my table with a bit of elevation so I decided to mount the temple on a tall rocky outcrop made from offcuts of high-density foam insulation. In fact, the foam I used is the remains from my Isandlwana Project last year that have lurked in a cupboard since then. I almost threw it away but I'm glad I didn't because it was just the right size for this model. I made a proper mess carving it into the right shape, and even more mess cutting the stairs into it so that they joined up with those on the temple itself. By the time I was finished pretty much my whole room was covered in foams flakes and dust... Luckily I had the foresight to wear a mask, but I need to buy myself a little handheld dustbuster/vacuum for my hobby room!
The finished model will make a nice big centrepiece to a game and will give the players something to fight over, especially if I place some treasure here. Indeed the model comes with a collapsed wall in the back of the plinth and I have incorporated this with the hill to represent an exposed crypt that may contain treasure or the lair of a monster.
The temple dimensions are about 1 terrain box (8.5"x5"x6" or 255in³). The base is by necessity wider but is also an odd shape (12"x9"x4.5" with sloped edges) which I estimate equates to about 2 terrain boxes, so this piece should net me a whopping 60 points.
Nice job and I'm always impressed by how much aquarium terrain is usable by us wargamers.ReplyDelete
Its a bit of a gamble buying it online, in case its the wrong 'scale' but this gamble paid off.Delete
Looks excellent Lee!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks mate. I'll have to bring Frostgrave to the shed-o-war...(I can hear you cringing already!)Delete
Love paint job Lee, well done.ReplyDelete
Thanks. I'm keeping everything relatively simple. Some of the buildings are only suitable for a fantasy setting but some of the stuff I have done could be used for a WWII game as well.Delete
It will stand out on the table top. Nicely doneReplyDelete
Its a big piece certainly. Looking forward to using it in a game.Delete
Splendid job Lee.ReplyDelete