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This is a simple polystyrene sculpture which can very easily be modified by changing the colour, shape, or size.

My sculpture is a simple one, purely because i didnt want to make the instructions too complicated. But if you are a great artist, you could possibly try creating sculptures of people, or other objects.

I hope you like this instructable, please rate, comment and subscribe! =)
 
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Step 1: Materials

These are the things you will be needing in the process of making your sculpture.

Materials-
  • Polystyrene, (amount depending on what size you want to make the sculpture)
  • Glue, I recommend hot glue if you have any
  • (optional) A larger flat piece of polystyrene for the base

Tools-
  • A small hacksaw or coping saw (a large hand saw will not work)
  • Tape measure or very long ruler =)
  • A big pile of books or just something small and heavy
  • A towel or sheet to catch all of the little polystyrene bits

Got all the stuff? Great, then please proceed.

Step 2: Measuring

In this step we will measure the size you want it to be.
  1. Take the piece(s) of polystyrene and lay them flat and measure it
  2.  My piece measured exactly 53 inches, i round this down to 52 inches
  3.  I found that the thickness what 1.5 inches.
  4. So i decided that 52 divided by 12 is 4, and the thickness of it is 1.5 inches, so if i used all 13 blocks the height of my tower would be 19.5 inches. I decided to only use 10 blocks at  15 inches.
  5.  Lay out your tape measure again, and i put a mark every 4 inches because that was my measurment i worked out.
Use that to work out the height of yours.
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KnexFreek4 years ago
me likes :)
He left....
When was this?
He didn't leave, he stopped building knex.
So why did he say he bought more?
idk, don't care
Hiyadudez (author)  MegaMetal81 year ago
Me neither.




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Explains why his last comment was yesterday?
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slithien4 years ago
not into art but 5* anyway!
Hiyadudez (author)  slithien4 years ago
Thankyou! =)
Thank you for thanking me
Hiyadudez (author)  slithien4 years ago
Thankyou for thanking me for thanking you.
Thankyou for thanking me for thanking you for thsnking me
thank you for thanking him for thanking you for thanking him for thanking you for thanking him?
Thanks a lot!
can you please just say styrofoam
No, that is the 'Yank's' term.
ima upto man vs beast
YAY CHERUB is AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!
Back in my working in theatre days we made props out of foam all of the time... we usually used the pink stuff that they use for home insulation, and some sort of green glue to adhere it all together. (Wish I could tell you what that glue was actually called, but we always just called it Green Glue). One tip to make your carving go 1000 times faster... and easier on your arm - an electric turkey carving knife. It's awesome.
mikstr24 years ago
GGAAAAYYYYYYYY!!!!!! :)
Hiyadudez (author)  mikstr24 years ago
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I think he means happy?
MotaBoi mikstr24 years ago
lol
Nice, this is awesome. 5*
prodo1234 years ago
Now I know how to carve packing foam into Master Chief. Replace hacksaw with shaving blade. Awesome.
Look at the ible I posted recently :D You can make Master Chief, and then wear him!
NO WAY. FTW.
Thanks :D You like?
gmjhowe4 years ago
You have done an excellent job of writing this instructable up!
Hiyadudez (author)  gmjhowe4 years ago
Thanks!
TSC4 years ago
Nice!
MegaMetal84 years ago
Cool
Hiyadudez (author)  MegaMetal84 years ago
Thanks! Did you rate?
Ya 3.5
Randomguy654 years ago
Hmmmmm.. You could turn it into a table by adding a piece on top.
cool :D
~KGB~4 years ago
its cool the way crap sitting around can be turned into art... nice job! 5*
H1T4TCH14 years ago
That looks nice! :) funny idea btw
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