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 Post subject: Packing peanuts = worn wall
PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:55 pm 
Elven Warrior
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Don't know what the official name is, or what other people call them, but I refer to them as packing peanuts.

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I took the long ones, squared them off some and glued to them to cardstock. Used craft white paint, drybrushed with some grey and green, used some ground cover material I had on hand.

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This was just an idea I wanted to try out, if I was to do it again, I think I would spray paint the styrofoam to seal it and not have it compress so much. I compressed by hand by squeezing them to shape them and then when I added the paint they compressed some more. Not as big of blocks as I was aiming for but just have to think of them as being older and worn down more. Also would put it on mdf to prevent warping of the base. Just an idea I had when they came in my last package, and all in all, not too bad for free material.

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 Post subject: Re: Packing peanuts = worn wall
PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:31 pm 
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Very nice result, well done!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:20 pm 
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A great way to recycle. Certainly an interesting result.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:02 pm 
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It would take a lot of worn walls to recycle all the packing material I have. :-)

It was just a diversion project, I didn't know if spray painting the material would melt it so I used the craft paint instead, shouldn't have pressed so hard with the brush on some of the pieces.

I might try this again as scattered blocks but I have a lot of Hirst Arts blocks that I can use instead.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:14 am 
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Map, Michael's carries a "build it" castle that is made from blocks of foam, just like those long peanuts. The blocks are already cut, so you don't have to shape them.

http://www.michaels.com/10229794.html

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