Simple Obstacle
by John "Scarab" Salmond

This is another installment of terrain I need for my house. I wanted something quick with pillars of rock.

Materials Needed:
Pink foam
Whiteglue
Sand
Static grass

Part 1: The Structure
I started off by cutting my pieces out of pink foam with a foam cutter. I decided where I wanted the slopes to be so I cut them down with the foam cutter to make so the figures can stand on the edges. After cutting them I used sand paper to smooth them out. After the base was complete I gathered other pieces, applied the glue and put them on the base and then started stacking (1A). After everything was dry I started using the dental tool to pick as the foam until I got the look that I wanted (1B, 1C, 1D & 1E).

After I finished shaping the foam it was time to apply loose rocks and sand. I wanted to fill some of the cracks with loose rocks. The base also needs some loose rocks to show were rocks will naturally fall as nature takes its course (1F). After the rocks were done drying I applied a dark brown as a base coat (1G).

Once the first coat was dry I touched up any area that I felt needed it. I then drybrushed the entire rock areas with a medium brown, leather color and a light sand color. I repeated this process in several other tutorials. Why stray from a proven method I guess (1H).

The next step was to apply static grass to the pieces. I applied it al over the base ad then randomly everywhere else that had a ledge or anything close until I got the look I wanted. If you have any questions feel free to ask. I am more than happy to help.

This piece is fairly simple and easy and gets the job done (1I). If you have any questions I have a forum on Salmondworks.com. You are welcome to join us and as questions.

Scarab