I began by assembling the model as per the instructions, which was a daunting task with there being 15 pages of diagrams and over 20 steps! And so many little parts! Rather than do it in one sitting, I broke it up over several days, doing a step or two each day.
My plan as far as figures went at this point was to build on an idea mentioned in the Frostgrave rulebook Bestiary, that says in the city of Felstad some Vampires rose to be powerful wizards in their own right . So I got the idea to make the monument be one constructed by one of these prominent wizard-vampires, depicting him and his apprentice in the heyday of their power. So I ordered a Reaper Bones vampire figure to stand at the front of the throne, with the idea the reclining woman in the back would be his apprentice.
When I finished the model and set it on it's pedestal, I just wasn't impressed with it, and I realized I needed to make a larger structure for it to sit upon if I really wanted it to have the look of the Wellington Arch. So, I assembled a quick and simple four-sided structure from foamcore, a plaster dungeon tile, and some plaster arches I had. I also had the idea to glue a metal base to the top of this structure, and magnets under the pedestal base, so the piece could easily be broken into two parts for storage.
I'm really happy with how this piece turned out! It is really a beautiful model kit to begin with, and is just overflowing with rich details. I enjoyed painting it, just because it gave me the chance to explore more of the excellent sculpting that went into it. I can't wait to have the opportunity to use it in a game.