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Wanted to share some pics of a build I've been working on. I think all the hard-scape is complete now, just need to finish installing lights, front glass and then stain it. This is all done with either blue insulating foam or great stuff, covered with drylok. The thicker drylok layers are colored with concrete dye (black, terracota or buff). I start with a very dark layer that is my thickest and get in every nook and cranny. As the layers proceed, I only hit the higher areas. Last step is mixing in some acrylic paints with the drylok to do high-and-low-lights and add detail.

So here was the start. Got this far and decided it did not feel right and went back to the drawing board.

Here is the start of the new idea. Using armature wire as the skeleton, and rough shaping great stuff using wax paper and saran wrap. Kind of a mess but it worked!

Starting to carve and reshape it some

More shaping and a quick pass with a torch to take down all the rough and fuzzy spots

So I missed some picture of the different layers This is after the 3rd color layer dried. First layer: dark gray thick, second: dark gray thinner, third: terracota, fourth: buff

It was still coming off to orange/neon in person, so I went back and added some darker browns and then dry brushed in highlights:

I'll post the rest when I get it finished, hopefully another week or two.
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