Thanks for the encouragement, guys. I know that gaming with minis isn't for everyone, but they sure help me to visualize and enjoy the different scenarios.
I appreciate the warning. I tried spray painting a similar styrofoam diorama that I had made for the big throne room chamber at the end of Portal Beneath the Stars, but the spray paint completely ruined it. I've learned that there are water-based spray paints out there that will work, so I might give one those a shot.
I can't wait to bring this baby out for my players! I'm also looking into a dragonship model that is to scale for the journey across the starless sea. This one looks good, but I don't think that I have the time to build such a complex model:http://www.fatdragongames.com/fdgfiles/ ... on-fdg0111
And... I already picked up four of these tentacles for that big moment.http://www.dungeoncrawler.com/dcm/image ... ntacle.png