Feast of the Wolf

By John ‘Scarab’ Salmond

June 6, 2007

Techniques Used

Dirt

Rocks

Bushes

Plaster of Paris

Stone Painting

Material Needed

Quarter Inch MDF or Masonite

White glue

Plaster of Paris

Rocks

Sand

Paint

Paint Brush

Turf

Static Grass

Field Grass

Tree Foliage

Sand Paper

Foam

Foam Cutter

Cell-u-clay

Hobby Saw

File

Wood Carving Tools

It all came about one evening when I was searching for an idea. I wanted to do it on the Circle faction. In No Quarter #8 I found my inspiration on page 85. Guts & Gears had and article on The Wolves of Orboros. On the night of the Feast of the Wolf, each wolf is ritually bathed in the blood of the prey they bring down. Very worth the read if you have not already done so. Anyway, the alter where they would have the blood poured on them began to come together. I almost had it all together when ‘Wewantthefunk’ suggested having the blood poured through the head of a large stone wolf head and onto the wolf. I had already decided to have the smaller stones mounted with wolves heads. This finalized it. So here you go, The Alter of the Feast of the Wolf.

I started by making molds out small boxes with plastic wrap in them. I then mixed up some Plaster of Paris and poured the mix in to create some blocks. While they were drying I prepared the Masonite for the base. I cut it out and filed down the sides. After the blocks dried I used a hobby saw to cut them up and then sand them for all the shapes I needed.

After I had some of the shapes I needed the base of the alter was next. I wanted it to have a rough edge to it. I used a wood carving tool to create the edge.

I then carved the symbols in the stone using my Woldwarden as a guide. Using white glue I attached the stones with wolf heads onto the alter.

Using several other pieces from the molds I had poured it was time to create the large head where the blood would be poured from. I used white glue to assemble them.

When the stairs dried I cut them down with the hobby saw. I used some extra foam I had laying around with some rocks and applied them to the base. After they dried I started applying the Cell-u-clay to smooth everything out.

After the all the sand, rocks and sculptures were applied and dry it was time to paint. Make sure you use various size rocks when you apply the dirt. I used a medium gray for the base coat on the stone and used a dark wash (50/50 paint and water) over the medium gray. After it was dry I used lighter grays and browns to add various colors. After this was all done I dry brushed the stone work. The dirt is a dark brown with lighter brown dry brushing.

I used static grass, roots, foliage material and other items to round out the landscape. This was a fun one to create. I hope you enjoy. If you have any questions please feel free to ask. More than happy to help.

Later,

John ‘Scarab’ Salmond