|The small ships with their paint jobs, before I "winterized" them.|
|The large ship all painted up in it's weathered look before permanently gluing it to its base, and before getting its winter treatment.|
|The finished large ship, with the Templar aboard checking out.|
|A close up of the detail.|
|The Templar checking out two smaller vessels in the frozen harbor.|
|Detail shot of one of the smaller ships.|
Since the city of Frostgrave is thawing out, I thought it might be fun to add some spots in the harbor where the ice had melted through, and the water was actually visible. I figured it would be fun to have these areas where folks could push their enemies into the freezing water, or perhaps evil things could emerge.
While at the local hardware store a couple weeks ago, I picked up a sheet of fluorescent light covering that had a cool crystalline pattern to it. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it at the time, but I thought it might work perfectly for this project. I actually ended up using it to make the water portion, instead of ice, because when you painted the underside, the texture made it look like rippling water. I began by cutting out a roughly oval section of the sheet.
|Painting a "hole" on the underside of the plastic sheet.|
|I wasn't sure how I was going to do the surrounding snow, so at this point I masked the "hole" and sprayed the sheet white.|