Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Well, in the last two or three days, I've been cutting and sanding and basing and painting and stuff.  Here's the product.  The quality on my camera isn't great, as it's made for filming, but here are pics...

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.  
 Side angle...
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.  
Side view. 
 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.
Well, that wraps it up.  I hope to make more terrain soon.

Aaaaannnnnnnd, I'm out.


  1. Awesome, I want a knife and wire.

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