Friday, October 30, 2015

Another Frostgrave Cork Ruin, Two-Story This Time

   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...


  1. I'd suggest soaking the corkboard before you try bending it. I've had good results bending balsa by soaking it thoroughly and letting it dry in the new shape. Your buildings look great!

    1. Thanks!
      Hmmm...soaking is a great idea! I wonder if it will work with cork.