Chris Palmer As I posted earlier, a couple weekends ago, I helped run a pair of Ghost Archipelago games at our club’s regional miniatures gaming con. Before the games though, I had to build some of the spell effects for the Wardens I planned to use in the game. Specifically, some Earthen Walls and Pits for an Earth Warden, and some Pools for the off-school spell of a Storm Warden.
I began by making the pits, since they seemed like they would be the easiest. I began with some 1.5" fender washers, first gluing a bit of paper over the hole in the center. I then used some greenstuff to build up a rim around the outer edge. When the greenstuff was dry, I sprayed the pits black, and then painted them with shades of brown, leaving a bit of black in the center to give the illusion of depth.
For the Earthen Walls, I cut the basic 3"x2"x1" shape from some scrap pink insulation foam, and carved it to give it a rough appearance as a pile of dirt might have. I then glued it to a 3"x1.5" steel base. When the glue was dry, I painted the walls with a paint and sand mixture to give it some texture, and then sprayed the walls with some Flat Dark Brown camo spray paint. When dry, I drybrushed some lighter browns over the surface.
When they were dry, I flocked the bases, and added some bits of flock and static grass here and there on the walls.
For the Pool spell, I took some CDs, and cut them down a little to give them an uneven outline. I then cut some 3" circles from some heavy paper.
Next, I glued the heavy paper to the CDs, and then ran a ring of thick Tacky glue around the outer edge of the circle to make an edge for the pool
When everything was dry, I sprayed-primed them black.
When the spary was dry, I painted the pools to look like deepening water.
When the paint was dry, I flocked the bases; and when the flock was dry, I covered the pools with a layer of Woodland Scenics “Water Effects”.
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