I put the word out to my co-workers that I'm looking for big pieces of Styrofoam - the white stuff - and I got a huge bag of molded goodness. Of the pieces I received, I saw tremendous potential for new terrain bits.
|The big bag of foam. It's lotsa lotsa stuff!|
|One of the interesting pieces. I think these larger ones|
take up too much real-estate but if shaped
properly could form the basis for a tunnel
adventure. That's a lot of work though ... !
|That round piece at the left is what I decided |
to keep as my first project.
I'm going to build a sewer tunnel entrance!
I'll need to make it non-genre specific.
|I started breaking off parts of foam to get|
some debris for later use. You can see this
tunnel front; its about 4" [ 10 cm ] in diameter.
|The ledge for the entrance. Needs some shaping.|
|I used a hot iron. Be sure to have the fan on|
and the windows open; melted foam will damage
your brain and lungs.
|Here's the sides of the tunnel exterior melted.|
|After placing the ledge down. I used a hot-glue|
gun to fix things into place. Probably tile glue
for flooring is better for this task.
|Here are those bits again.|
|But first, I added some deco to the top of the|
tunnel exterior. This should give the effect
of being large masonry.
|The bits are laid out here to form a|
foundation for moss and flocking to
add 'character' to the overall display.
|Here's the front of the tunnel with more shaping.|
The figure is about 33mm tall. Sort of huge [ 1:48 scale ]
|More deco. I'm laying out the top of the tunnel|
with corkboard. It will look like cement when finished.
|Here's what I got so far. Stay tuned!|