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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2012 7:15 p.m. PST

Here's his amazing work. I would love to make something like that for 15mm:

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Q Have any of you tried to do anything similar, with that same outworldly feel? If so, what did you use to carve the features?

Thanks,

Dan
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Tehakla12 Nov 2012 9:01 p.m. PST

My brother (krazyivan) and I have a Mars table… we didn't get quite as elaborate in our foam carving, but we got some nice pieces using sheet insulation foam (has foil on the outside). We carved everything with hobby/pocket knives, applied spackle, textured resin sand, watered down wood glue, gravel basing material, then paint. We got some good looking hills that are virtually bomb proof with less work than it sounds. The drawback is that the foam is exceedingly messy.

deflatermouse Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2012 11:38 p.m. PST

Thank you for posting this. I'm going to try & copy this for Ethiopia (& maybe NWF ).

DLIinVSF13 Nov 2012 5:44 a.m. PST

Wish I has the skills,it looks great.

Lion in the Stars Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2012 5:51 p.m. PST

I *think* he did most of that with a couple brass brushes after sawing the foam into major pieces.

There might have been a hotwire saw instead of a drywall saw, but that's merely a less-messy method (and rather pointless if you're using brass brushes to contour the foam after cutting).

Maxshadow Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2012 7:06 p.m. PST

looks fantastic

John Leahy Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Nov 2012 7:27 p.m. PST

The man has serious skills! But I've known this for years now.

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Thanks,

John

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2012 5:17 p.m. PST

Lucky you!!!

Wish I had a friend like that close by, that I could learn all manner of things from.

Dan

War Monkey Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2013 10:35 a.m. PST

Something like these would go really well with those

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