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I LOVE building with snow! It is one of the most forgiving media I know and when it's just right you can build almost anything. On the other hand it can also be very tricky, If it's too cold nothing packs (as with the Dewback/Stormtrooper combo we were forced to create packable snow by adding the puffy non-packable stuff to pans of water; most of the stormtrooper was made from this frozen slush mix.).  Please enjoy the Darth Vader, Ronto / Jawa, Dewback / Stormtrooper, Buff Yoda, and of course Jabba the Hutt.

Supplies: All that's needed is the snow, a shovel, a spoon, some friends and time. (also a replica for reference of what you're trying to build helps)

- Begin by making a LARGE mound of snow. This is easy when the snow rolls, and a pain when it doesn't
- Do some rough sculpting with a shovel.
- Continue detail work with a spoon or other small carving tool. Here, the deeper you carve the darker the area will appear. This will give you the ability to ad texture to your sculpture.
- Smooth out with your gloved hand.
- Add snow to any areas broken during the process.

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    13 Discussions


    1 year ago

    Snow amazing! I'm gonna take some of these tips this winter, maybe make a lightsaber or two.


    2 years ago

    Snowth Vader: LUKE! I AM YOUR SNOWMAN! Luke Snowshoer: Nooooooooooo!!!


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Wow! That is really cool! And did you meet Bill Nye?

    Each sculpture took a few hours, and always depended on how many of my friends I could get to help, the weather conditions, and THE FORCE. :)

    Haha! I likes it. It must have taken hours of work, especially on the massive ones, well done sirs!
    In fact the shape of the head makes Darth look a little like Jabba the Hut from the Phantom Menace (Easily the best title of them in my view.).