Tuesday, 13 December 2011

How To Build Miniature Ruins Step 3: Using Knife and Glue

 This is one of the easiest and most effective tricks in making miniature ruins. Using a crafting knife and any strong glue one can make professional quality ruins. First take the knife in your hand and slowly but accurately cut one side of a piece you want removed and repeat the same thing on the other side until you have finished completely.

Then you will see that the slot is made, like planned. From the bits and pieces of foam that could have been there from different terrain projects we take some and glue them to a ruin to add the extra cool effect.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

How To Build Miniature Ruins Step 2: Using Your Hands

 Ruins are areas of dense rubble, and are places with buildings that have been destroyed, over the years. It is very easy to make this in a smaller scale. Lets get started.


 So what first you need a piece of foam broken or intact like this.                                                                  
 Then you have to take your fingers, and break bits of the foam, it won't look like much at first but later when we are finished painting it it will look amazing.

This is what is the result if these steps are repeated on a slightly bigger scale, it will look even better, all thats left to do with this particular ruin is paint it. But before that we have to know how to use the knife and glue, to make a ruin, which will be part of my next post.