Step 1: Tools, Materials
- Pencils, pens
- Hobby knife
- Hot wire cutter, Band saw, or hack saw
- Sand paper, 200 grit
- Paint brushes
Step 2: The Basic Shape
Step 3: Adding Detail
Carve a design into the other side as well. Go over it and make sure all of the design has been scored deep enough. Add some battle damage and evidence that the stone is old. Cut away crumbling corners and cracks.
Step 4: The Base
I next added vines to the pillar. Mix some green stuff. Roll it into thin strips on a smooth table. Wet your hands when applying the vines to the Styrofoam or the green stuff will stick to you more than the pillar.
Step 5: Base Texture
Step 6: Painting
- Paint the entire model black. This can be difficult because polystyrene has many small holes in it. Water down your black paint enough that it will seep into these holes.
- Paint all of the stone dark grey
- next do a light but thorough dry brush of mid grey
- do a light dry-brush of light grey, almost white. Only dry brush the most exposed edges.
- apply dark green wash to random areas of the pillar, covering about half of the stone. Apply two or three coats to those areas.
- paint the ground dark brown
- dry-brush the ground with light brown/ yellow
- apply a light but thorough dry-brush of bone/ivory/off white
Step 7: Plants
- Apply watered down glue (step 5) to areas that you want to be mossy on the pillar and the base. Sprinkle green flocking into the glue and let it dry. Tap the base or blow to remove excess flocking.