I finally finished with all the foam that came from the Kitchen Aid mixer box. I’m pretty sure I’ll make some more like this at some point but I’ll be using XPS foam hopefully. As with all the other pieces, the process goes like this:
- Cut foam.
- Sculpt it, smooth it, figure out exactly what it is and plan out the surfaces.
- Make all the cuts to make the brick effects or other textures, don’t skip any.
- Coat the entire thing in black gesso. I used Bob Ross gesso and it works awesome, but it’s a bit expensive. I think I’ll be switching to a cheaper alternative black or grey gesso that I can get in a larger container.
- Dry brush with progressively lighter shades, at least four of them. I just have one large bottle each of black and white acrylic paint.
That’s it. So, here are the pics of the last piece of ruins, a keep that has managed to keep all the main walls intact at at the base level.