I thought a stone pillar that looks like a Lizard-man style snake would make a cool piece of terrain. It would also make a nice unit filler if put on a 50mm square base.
Step 1: Tools, Materials
- Pencils, pens
- Hobby knife
- Hot wire cutter, Band saw, or hack saw
- Sand paper, 200 grit
- Paint brushes
- 2'' Polystyrene (extruded Styrofoam)
- Plastic card
- green stuff or some other modeling putty
- rocks, pebbles
- Super glue
- PVA or Wood glue
- Paints (see step 6)
- Green Lichen
- Green Flocking
Step 2: The Basic Shape
Draw out the basic shape that you want onto the polystyrene with a fine tip pen. Try to make each section the same width in both directions. Next use a band saw, hack saw, or serrated knife to cut out this basic shape. Try to use straight cuts to do this, using relief cut to remove concave sections. I next cut chamfers out of the outside corners(shown marked out below). I then lightly sanded all of the faces with 200 grit sand paper so that all sides would have the same texture.
Step 3: Adding Detail
Start drawing out a pattern on one side of the pillar. Start drawing lightly with a sharp pencil, and when you know how you want it to look use a slightly dull pencil and press harder. Try not to break the surface of the Styrofoam, just score it.
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.