Chris Palmer Over the past few weeks I’ve slowly been assembling and painting a terrain piece made up of various toy and craft bits, that I call the Temple of the Sorceress of the Sea.
It all started back at Cold Wars in March, where I found a large action figure of a unidentified female sorceress or superhero. So I stacked some pieces together, not gluing anything, just getting a feel for how I like the arrangement. The base is a sand mold form the Dollar Tree, and then figure is standing on an orange juice lid and a wooden base.
I liked how it looked, so I began the assembly. I mounted the sorceress to the wood disc by putting screws up through her feet. I then glued the wood disc to the juice lid. After that, I superglued together the scepter, and added a little seashell to the top to help sell the sea soreceress theme. I also superglued all her arm and leg joints to help hold them in place.
I had ordered a pack of cheap sea creature charms on eBay for this project, and glued some as decorations onto the base . At that point I decided I wanted to get some small conical seashells to top the crenelations on the four corners.
They didn’t have the ideal size I was looking for, so I settled on something a little larger. I had to trim the bottoms down anyway so they’d sit flat, and that reduced their size.
Then, when the Mod Podge dried, I did the dry-brushing on the structure and the statue base. Dark, medium, and light gray; followed by a last white highlight application.
I then painted the statue, crenelations, and sea life decorations all with a verdigris bronze look. Then I did the doors as weathered wood, and the chains and hinges as weathered metal.
Here is the final results.
I always pictured in my mind, the temple standing above a cliff face with the giant statue looking out over the waves. There’s a door in the back for access, and another on the front which, drawbridge style, opens out over the sea providing a platform for the acolytes to stand on and do their magic.
I’m really pleased with how this turned out. I may add some vines or such to the walls, but I would hate to mess it up some way.
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