Another Frostgrave Cork Ruin, Two-Story This Time

Chris Palmer    I built another cork tile ruin for Frostgrave this week. (You can see my first attempt here.)  This time I wanted to achieve a few things different than the first one; a second story to test how the cork held up to a taller structure, more debris scattered around, and a stone rather than a dirt base.

      I used a 6"x 6" cork tile for the base and inscribed a 1 inch grid on it to represent paving/foundation stones

    The wood is a mix of balsa and bass. The debris was made from cork scraps, aquarium gravel, and course sand.   I  painted it with my regular acrylic hobby paint.

      The snow is from an old bottle of DecoArt “Snow-Tex”,  textured snow paint, that I’ve had sitting around for at least a decade.  I never had a use for it, and making these ruins inspired me to dig it out and put it to use. It goes on nice and thick and lumpy.  Once that was dry, I brushed it with some white glue and then applied Woodland Scenics snow flocking,

     I’m very pleased with how this building turned out, and I am currently considering what to build next.  I’m considering doing a wizards tower, and attempting bend a sheet of cork into a round shape using an oatmeal canister as a base.  my other thought is some sort of twin square towers that have some sort of precarious bridge between them.  I also have in the back of my mind doing some sort of frozen dock for a Frostgrave waterfront…

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3 thoughts on “Another Frostgrave Cork Ruin, Two-Story This Time

  1. bucksurdu says:

    I really love the buildings you’re making from cork. The technique would work really well for WWII ruined buildings as well, I think.

    Are there any buildings in Frostgrave that are NOT ruins?

    • cnjpalmer says:

      Thanks! Yes, they would work great for WWII. If you ever want to do GAMER Bastogne, feel free to borrow them.
      I don’t think it specifies in the rules whether everything is ruined or not. For my purposes most everything I make will be. One of the things I like about it is that it provides for all levels to be accessed without worrying about having to construct removable roofs or stories. The other thing I like is it provides for a build in excuse for less than perfect craftsmanship on my part. 🙂

  2. Really nice work and visually appropriate!


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