So, when the Mountains of Madness cold porcelain sculpt didn't go as planned, I decided I needed a new sculpting technique. I watched several YouTube videos on sculpting mountains and came across several that used a hot wire knife for carving polystyrene foam. Of course, I did not have a hot wire knife, but I did have some polystyrene foam. And, I'm pretty good at improvising tools.
I dug out my old electric soldering gun and some craft wire. I removed the soldering tip and cut a length of craft wire (about 10 inches or so) and fixed the ends of the wire into the sockets where the soldering tip screws in. Then I did a few tests to see if it was going to work.
It just looked so easy in the video. I bent the wire to an irregular shape and ran it in an organic path down the middle of the mesa, almost touching the tile beneath at the deepest point.
cold porcelain sitting out, so I thinned it down a little with some water and gave it a brush coat with that to act as a sealer. Actually, I gave it three brush coats of thinned PVA to act as a sealer. Here they are sitting on my dirty stove top, drying. I also used the PVA to glue the foam to the MDF tile.
Cultists of R'lyeh pt.1- the Desolate Waste
Cultists of R'lyeh pt.2- the Pits of Despair
Cultists of R'lyeh pt.3- the Ravenous Cavern
Cultists of R'lyeh pt.4- the Cyclopean Ruins
Cultists of R'lyeh pt.5- the Sanguine Gorge
Cultists of R'lyeh pt.6- the Mountains of Madness
Cultists of R'lyeh pt.7- the Game Pieces, Portals, et Fini
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