This is the hobbit hole after base painting and rocks being put on. I didn't think to take pics before this.
To shape the thing, I first cut a block of foam out, about 5 inches by a foot. I cut slices from the sides to make it nice and smooth, then cut about a 45 degree angle off the edges. Then, I started to make the little platform where the door is. I used both the hot wire and an X-acto knife for this. As I was making the indent, I saw these little step like things form the x-acto knife. I thought, hey, natural rock formations! I added on that top part there on the left afterwards, to give it more of a natural shape and feel.
A so-so pic of the door, it's kind of hidden. It's just a block of foam rounded out and stuck in a hole.
The second stage in it's entirety.
A front view...
The rocks. I tried a new thing I've never thought of before. I spread glue wider than I wanted my rocks, then sprinkled the ballast just where I wanted it. it lets the rock spread and look less clean cut, more natural, and awesome.
Here, I had just started painting the door and rock stuff.
The next and almost final stage! I used up all of the flock I had left! I coated the whole thing with it. Oh, and how nice is it to realize you don't like your rock color AFTER you're done flocking?!?! Not nice at all. I highlighted the door and gave the brick wall a little less orange, a little more brown. The wall around the well was also painted orangey brown.
The awesome door.
Another side view...
OKAY, LET'S GET OFF TRACK!!! This is a terrain piece I made a while ago, but I didn't post any pics of it. it was made completely with an x-acto.
Okay, back to the hobbit hole. It is done. Basically all that's different is that I highlighted my rock sections and painted water in the well.
Aaaaaaannd that's right, you got it, the water is silver.
The well, door, and walkway.
Aaaaannnnnnnd, I'm out.