I had actually started planning this project in the Fall of 2018, but events overtook my time, and it never moved past the planning and thinking stage, as well as purchasing the ornament I wanted to use. This year however I was determined to get it done in time for Christmas to give as a gift to my wife, who is an avid reader and book enthusiast.
My plan was to make a scene of a wizard reading in her chamber, with books, etc. piled around the place. I started with the Sophie figure and a circular plaster dungeon terrain piece I had. I had assembled the figure without the wings, as I wanted the figure to just be a human, and not a succubus.
I framed up the walls using more bits of coffee stirrers and some balsa wood. When I was satisfied, I glued it to the plaster base with Aleene's Tacky glue.
I then quickly painted up the pile of books, bottle, and goblet that came with the model, as well as a small stack of books from the Wizkids Wizards Room set. In addition, I painted up a pair of cats that came with a Dark Sword figure (I forget the name), to look like our two cats. After drying overnight, these all got their coat of the "DuraClear Matte" varnish as well.
I completed the base by painting the wood work on the walls with Americana "Charcoal Grey", and adding a small rug cut from an old tobacco flannel. The final step was to plot out an arrangement I liked, and then glue it all down.
I'm really happy with how it all turned out, and my wife loved her unique gift.