Scenery fun

I have been doing some more scenery “mud” application using the Sculpt-it around the hill on the main peninsular. I had previously shaped the foam to what I was happy with and had started applying the “mud”.

I continued with a method I had experimented with some time ago, in applying the “mud” to the foam and using a stiff brush, stippling it to achieve a rough surface. My idea is to then colour the “mud” using acrylic paint washes. I’m hoping I don’t actually have to apply dirt/soil to the face.

I had covered quite a bit of the foam with the “mud” but after it had dried, it just seemed too uniform, especially along the top edge.

Here you can see I have embedded some plaster rock castings into the “mud”.
Some more plaster castings embedded into the face. Time will tell if these will look right.

So I took to the foam with a knife and saw blade and started carving more random shapes out of the face, as well as trying to simulate a deep section of erosion on the top of the hill.

I think I’m getting it close to what I want now.

The good thing about using the “mud” over the foam, is if I don’t like the result, I just carve it away and start again, or add more to the face.

Posted on Aug 16, 2021, in Scenery and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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