I picked these sand castle building buckets up at Dollar Tree, figuring for a buck each they would be worth fooling around with. I took off the shovel and straps and primed them black. Chaos temple, bastion stand in, maybe void shield generator?
Then a textured granite spray to give it a better stone appearance. Added some decorations from the GW Arcane Ruins set. I need to pick another one up sometime - the various big skulls have served me well.
I thought about trimming the raised lip off, but decided to try to incorporate it instead. A little green paint on the bottom and floor wax on top (still drying in these pics) to make a moat of sorts. Is it just algae? Some sort of chaos slime? Part of a mystic barrier containing or focusing the energies within? Maybe all three. I thought about trying to paint some kind of mystic portal for the doors, but am leaving them alone for now.
I found some neat faceted Easter eggs in various colors and thought about using them for a crystal dome/power crystal on the roof. At the moment I think I will leave them off and leave the roof open.
One will end up in the local store (one of the reasons kept pretty simple - terrain in game stores tends to see rough use), the other will stay home.