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Spring Cleaning the Frozen City

Spring Cleaning the Frozen City

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Project Blog by richsh Cult of Games Member

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About the Project

Now that I have nearly finished my first band of adventurers they now need somewhere to adventure in. I've dug out a load of old terrain I had accumulated and now need to turn it into the Frozen City.

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Ready for painting

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Ready for painting

With the edges rounded off with the filler and a coat of grey primer it’s ready for painting. Still pondering over how to snow it up.

Ruined my day

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Ruined my day
Ruined my day

I bought this from Amera Plastic mouldings. It is vac-formed. I’m going to fill the edges a little with filler to round them off.

My teeth are swords

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A quick covering of my trusty Valhallan blizzard to finish offA quick covering of my trusty Valhallan blizzard to finish off

I am the last one!

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A quick splash of white over the grey primer.A quick splash of white over the grey primer.

You have nice manners for a thief,

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You have nice manners for a thief,

I think that’s enough. Now for snow.

There's nothing magical about it

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There's nothing magical about it

Contrast applied. I could leave it at that but want to add a little more detail on the teeth and horns.

There's nothing magical about it

Here be dragons!

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Here be dragons!

This is an eBay purchase. It’s quite a rough print but I liked it. Going to throw a bit of contrast at it and see what happens.

Grow, grow, the lightning tree

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Grow, grow, the lightning tree

I painted the bases white, added a little exterior filler to break up the flatness and then finished off with Valhallan blizzard.

How lovely are thy branches

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How lovely are thy branches

I drybrushed a mix a Vallejo Green Brown with Brainmatter Beige all over then used AP black speed paint. It’s a bit of an experiment but looks fine.

Treeeeeeeeessss

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Treeeeeeeeessss

I bought these along time ago so have no idea where they came from. They are 3d printed. The printing lines give them some texture. I glued them onto some old MDF bases I had laying around. I then gave them a base spray of GW Grey Seer then a fine spray of AP Leather Brown. The aim was to let some of grey show under the brown.

A Bridge not too far

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A Bridge not too far

I think that’s about finished. I wanted to add some interest to the arches so glued some toothpicks to them to make a grill. I painted them black and then AP rust paint. Finally I used GSW liquid frost on them. I’m still not sure about liquid frost but it is open so I used it.

A Bridge not too far

Snow is falling all around us

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Snow is falling all around us

Threw a whole load of Valhallan Blizzard at it.

Let it snow

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Let it snow

Using my trusty Wilkos Exterior filler I’ve built up where the snow will go.

Icing on the cake

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Icing on the cake

The chocolate cake of a bridge now looks a little more wintery. Alot of drybrushing of AP Spaceship Exterior and Instar Arctic white using cheap make-up brushes. I need to add some snow now.

Reverse

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Reverse

To match the bridge in with my other terrain the sides of it will be sprayed brown (Leather Brown) and the span light grey (Grey Seer).

Reverse

Restoration

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Some of the card is separating and needs repairSome of the card is separating and needs repair
A bit of superglue was used to toughen up the joins and then the scrapes from a pot of Valhallan Blizzsrd to fill them A bit of superglue was used to toughen up the joins and then the scrapes from a pot of Valhallan Blizzsrd to fill them

Restoration

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Some of the card is separating Some of the card is separating

Restoration

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Some of the card is separating Some of the card is separating

A Bridge over Frozen waters

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The bridgeThe bridge

This bridge is at least 12 years old but probably older. I think it came from a Warhammer campaign pack that had something to do with vampires. I have fond memories of a group of Space Marine scouts holding it against Khorne Berzerkers back in the day. It was cardboard but I covered it in a mix of sand, plaster and pva that made it solid then sprayed it with gloss varnish after painting. It now needs a new home in Frostgrave.

Finished

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Finished

With a lot of drybrushing of greys and whites and a fair bit of Valhallan Blizzard I think it looks fine for my requirements.