Here is what I created for my Dungeons and dragons 4e RPG game. The roleplaying was made even more spectacular by my efforts and every player made me feel that making it was totally worth while. so here is how I did it. Not to hard and it took four days to make. This time scale was due to drying time.
Here is some plastic packing material. I shaped what I needed with a heated wall paper scraper. this melted and sealed the soft edges into a rough surface.
Then here I used wall filler that I created rocky surface, to simulate , well rock walls of a cave . then allowed it to dry. This drying took a whole day.The next two pictures are to show it as it dried. you can not see much but the figure gives a size to compare.
Almost dry, I had created steps, rocks and columns.
A closer view you can see a little of the texture in the plaster that was hopefully going to look like rock when complete.
A closer view you maybe can see that all the white areas i did not manage to cover. this is because of the angle i painted it. From above.
Now, I have coverd the whole thing in black. This took way longer than I thought. Still, Its starting to take shape.
Got Carried away with the painting and so mist a couple of chances for some more photos here. As you can see I have got straight on with the browns and greys. First is a light brush with a Dark brown then once that was dry usinging a lighter brown with a dry brush I dusted the whole surface. just picking up the high points with the bristles of the brush.
The water that you can see was created jst by painting the far side of the set with a blue, with highlights in it. it looks white there because to give it a watery shine there is som PVA glue drying on top. Its not dry yet.
Here in this view you can see how the water set. I think it worked quite well.
The cotton wool, (white bit to the Dragons Right) had a flashing light set in it to give it that Portal cloud feel. That to worked very well.
I hope you liked the set that I made here and If you have managed to make anything out of rubbish that you may have otherwise thrown away then please tell.
thats enough. talk soon. Have fun and great gaming.