Saturday, May 21, 2016
Sectional Terrain: Craters
Making shells holes with an extruded polystyrene material is easy - just use a heat gun to "melt" a depression and the base form of the creator is done. I've used a heat gun to also break up the flat contour of larger panels.
Safety Note: Do this outside for both ventilation and fire control risk. Polystyrene is flammable and one wants to do this where in the odd change it catches fire you can let it burn out on its own. Doing this in an enclosed workshop or even worse a basement doesn't give you that options. Outside also vents the fumes.
I then use my finger and a little water to smooth out the slot and make it look like the earth was ejected out of the crater.
Next step - apply ground cover (mostly static grass).