or, well, doesn’t shine..
yeah, so I made hay.
I’d started to put together this lean-to as part of a set of scenery for the farm I’ve made for WW2 games, and realised I needed some hay bales, but that ideally I needed a few, so in a fit of “just getting on with it” I set to:
I made a few blocks of blue foam about the right size…
sculpted in some rough detail, pricking the end with a needle and scoring the sides and top..
I then tied them up with picture hanging wire as you might find in a certain sweedish furniture shop..
then I grabbed an old greenstuff box and some plasticene, and set them atop it..
mixed up and poured some silicone rubber..
after 24 hours curing, I de-molded them and cleaned up the molds.
mixed up and poured some resin..
this sets up in about thirty minutes so I was able to repeat this several times fairly quickly
and dress my lean to, as well as making a few freestanding piles of hay bales.
now I know they look a bit rough, but this was all done and painted in a few hours effort, so I’m not complaining