Friday, 15 March 2013

Slag heaps part 2

Progress on the slag heaps and coal stores. After finishing sculpting the polystyrene heaps, I stuck them to old CD's to give them a firm base, (not to self) Don't use UHU glue, the bottoms started to melt. Got away with it this time, then give them a coat of PVA glue, and scatter on sand and some small bits of grit and wood scraps.

The coal heaps were then stuck to art board bases and had retaining walls built from coffee sticks. They were then covered with some sharp grit. I think this grit was originally bought for the daughters cactus fascination. It gives a good impression of coal at 10mm scale. The 10mm BEF cavalry trooper gives an idea of the size of the heaps.



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