Sunday, September 2, 2012

Kraag for a King - part 2.5


This is part two point five of a multi-part series on the building of a mountain fortress or Kraag for the (soon to be) Great Martian King Antevaxx. Part two is here and the first article in the series is here.

Just a quick update. I wasn't going to do this part right away because I didn't think I had any spray foam. However, tucked away on the back of the shelf was a partially used and now expired can from some renovation work two years ago.  A little work to clean out the nozzle and I started to play:


The effect is more Castle Greyskull than I hoped and more foam is required.  I am thinking about using a knife to cut away the blobbiness and give it a more angular look. Whatever the rock profile, I will be covering it with sand to give a rougher finish.

More to follow.

Part three is here

6 comments:

abdul666 said...

Promisingly exotic-looking!

Btw, Ancients/Medievals in 6 & 15mm, S 1889 in 25mm... being of an obviously eclectic nature, what about 'Lacepunk' / Munchausenian 18th C. SF / Space 1745 in 28mm?

Pat G said...

Thank you Abdul. Lacepunk is an interesting genre especially going back a little further to da Vinci. As always the problem is getting the figures together.

Michael Awdry said...

That does look like seriously good fun to work with.

Anonymous said...

Followed the links from TMP...

"The effect is more Castle Greyskull than I hoped and more foam is required."

Actually, I'm fond of the cooled lava effect, though I'll admit some of the blobs look stuck on. Can you ease off the foam, and hit it several times?

How does 'stone' craft paint sound? It has a fairly subtle texture, and cuts the sand step.

I've just never seen anyone try to shade it, so most look too flat.

Doug (The_Beast)

Joseph Boeke said...

Color me inspired! Anxiously awaiting the next installment!

One thought, about the blobs, in model railroading scenery, we often use paper towels soaked in Hydrocal to create "mountains". Woodland Scenics also offers "rock molds" that you can use to texture the rock faces.

One other idea, is Gypsolite. It has a lot of properties that you maybe looking for. It has a fairly long setting time (up to an hour), has a gritty texturem, and can be made thick or thin (depending on the effect you want for your cliffs). In order for it to set properly it needs to be on an absorbent base (so the spray foam is bad, but if you covered that with plaster cloth, it should work well...

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