Hotwire tools and fumes.

Kids. Remember, fumes from melting styrofoam is not just a great rush, it's also hazardous! So don't play around in it for too long!

Anywho, the progress is in full speed and so far it is all down to loads and loads of hotwire cutting. I imagine this to be one of the most boring but still crusial parts of the project. It's time consuming and repedative but isnt that what large scale projects is all about in the beginning. Working youor ass off to get to the more interesting parts of the project like details and coloring.

I'm basing my modular pieces on a thin board which i picked up at a local DIY store. A more international name for it would be Masonite i guess, very easy to work with and lightweight.

Woah, didn't see that one, but there's some free advertisement for my gaming group in that picture!

Right, the Masonite (board) squares are 8"x8" and gives a steady and lightweight surface to build on, aswell as making every piece stackable which i thought would be key when storing this table.

The styrofoam is cut in 2.4" strips, which are then glued in place with regular white glue. The reason for 2.4 is that i'm building using centimeters instead of inches, because it's more natural to me after all. :)

Here you can see the mine starting to take shape!

Tomorrow i will continue with carving of each individual piece aswell as staring the work on sealing it with filler or plaster or what ever you want to call it. It's used to cover up holes in walls among other things.


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