Good day to you all! Today I bring you my first scratch build terrain guide. I attempted and hope you agree, succeeded in sculpting, building and painting a 'Mayan' style temple pyramid using polystyrene. This was great fun and a great excuse to try my hands on my new Hot Wire Cutter toy. Here is 'How I Made' the piece.
The first part was to get the main shape set up. I wanted this to be a centrepiece so made it quite large. The Bottom stone section is 400x400mm and works up to a 100x100mm square at the top.
The trims all the edges of the sections to get a more weather beaten effect, I will add some holes and extra weathering after the piece is together.
I followed this making some stairs, these were free hand sculpted again to get a more weathered look.
From here I trimmed the edges of the rest of the square sections before glueing them all in place. I used cocktail sticks and PVA glue to get it all together.
I then glued the whole thing down to a ply sheet.
I added some sand to most of the area and some Wills Paving too.
I sealed it all with PVA
I then spray painted the whole thing with Zandri Dust.
From here I decided to chop the path way off and use this for something else, I drybrushed the whole pyramid with Tyrant Skull and Screaming skull.
I finally added a few desert tufts and it was finished!