Saturday, November 9, 2013

Tomb of Horrors Face Finished (1 of 2)

Previous post here

So I made a wall section.  I settled on 4"x4" for the floor to give it some stability and to make it fit with my Dwarven Forge Game Tiles.

In the picture below, you can see that I reinforced the back -- gluing a smaller piece of cardboard cross-grain with the larger piece of cardboard.  The wall in the back ended up being about 5" tall.  I added 3 extra strips of cardboard to the bottom to have plenty of surface area for my hot glue.

The bottom is made of two layers of thin cardboard, glued cross-grain to make the base extra sturdy.

The Model Magic/foam Devil Face is extremely light.  I glued it on with white glue.  The white stuff is flexible modeling paste.  I applied it to fill in some tiny gaps and to give the model a little bit of texture.  The Model Magic foam is a little too smooth for my aesthetic taste.  :)

"What foul devilry is this?"
I think the cleric is contemplating throwing the henchman into the mouth of the Green Devil Face.  The paladin stands ready to stop him...
Here you see the finished product.  I painted the whole Devil Face in metallic green, then I came back in and drybrushed a bit with olive green and some bright yellow.  The "mouth hole" is painted in flat black.

I textured the wall and the floor with flexible modeling paste and I did a black wash to bring out the cracks.  It doesn't quite match the Dwarven Forge but so what.  :)  I think the scale and the effect are both good.

Dwarven Forge Game Tiles are quite thick, so I cut a set of 4x4 and 4x6 "inserts" out of some thin plywood I had lying around.  This brings the thin cardboard base up to the level of the Tiles.


jrl755 said...

Very nice!

Greg Gorgonmilk said...


You know I have a green man hanging on the wall in the game room, but I'm thinking a green devil face would look really swank.

Gothridge Manor said...

That looks great!

Jim said...

@John L -- Thanks!
@Greg G -- If you make something big for the wall, I'd recommend the Model Magic. Not the best for detail (maybe at that scale it would be better) but it is soooo light. Would be easy to hang up.
@Tim S -- Thanks!

Darcy Perry said...

Excellent. Check out our Doors of Doom:

I need to work on a new Magic Mouth though!