Ghost Archipelago Skull Rock Terrain From Dollar Tree Halloween Decor

Chris Palmer    This past week my local Dollar Tree started putting their Halloween decorations on the shelves, and I grabbed one of their plastic skulls to make a skull-shaped rock terrain piece for Ghost Archipelago.

     I began by slicing off part of the lower jaw at an angle, so the skull would sit more upright and less leaned back.

     I then hot-glued it to a CD.

     I also hot glued a bit of pink foam scrap under the back overhang so it wouldn’t look quite so unbalanced.

     I then sprayed it with flat black primer; and when that was dry, I sprayed it with stone texture spray paint.

     When the stone texture coat was dry,  I drybrushed the skull with various light grays.   When the drybrushing was dry, I used a little green stuff, some small twigs, and some spanish moss to make a little bird nest to sit in one of the eye sockets.

     I then hot glued various plastic aquarium plants onto the base.

     After that,  I flocked the base and added some more clump foliage and some grass tufts.    Finally, I sprayed it with some Testor’s Dullcote matte spray paint.

Shown with a 28mm Reaper pirate figure for scale

     I’m very pleased with how this turned out!   I’m thinking I may like to make some smaller ones as well.

via One More Gaming Project
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6 thoughts on “Ghost Archipelago Skull Rock Terrain From Dollar Tree Halloween Decor

  1. You are the master of Dollar Store alchemy!

  2. bucksurdu says:

    The bird’s nest is a nice touch.

    I did something similar very many years ago for my skull island pirate games.

    • cnjpalmer says:

      Thanks, Buck! Yes, I vaguely remember that now that you mention it.
      Do you still have all that stuff?
      I think we also may be able to use some of your MBA Pulp jungle stuff in the campaign as well.

      • bucksurdu says:

        You should know I never get rid of anything. 🙂 Yes, I still have the skull island stuff and the MBA pulp jungle stuff. It is lonely and wants to come out and play.

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