This graveyard was based on a 30*30cm 5mm MDF board. The walls and gate, and the small ruined crypt, are made from blue insulation foam (BIF) cut to appropriate thickness (approximately 1cm) and height (approximately 3cm).
The gate columns maasure 3*3cm and are 5cm tall. All these elements were glued onto the MDF board using PVA. Once the glue was dry structural paint was added onto those structures and left to dry. The paths and grave areas (dirty brown in color) were made up of aquarium sand glued with watered down PVA. At this stage it was spray painted black and left to dry. It was then drybrushed twice (1*rockcolor and 1*white), except for the grave areas which were dry brushed with Bestial Brown, then Bubonic Brown and lastly a hint of Bad Moon Yellow.
The tombstones are made of BIF cut into shape with a craftknife. They were then painted with rock color and the drybrushed with white (note that they were neither covered with structural paint nor spraypainted black). The tombstones were then glued onto the board at selected spots. Four small trees were glued onto the board using PVA. The larger open areas were painted green an static flock was added. On smaller areas (e.g. on the path and around graveareas and tombstones) watered down PVA was used so as to avoid staining these areas with green paint.
Finally, static flock was added onto the walls and tombstones to make it look more overgrown. As a final touch a few skeletal remains were added to make it appear more Undeadish.
The ruins are made of styrofoam vegetable boxes. The corners of these boxes serve as natural corners of the buildings. Two separate corners are place on top of each other to create multiple storeys. They are glued together with PVA and toothpicks are added inside the walls and at glue-joints to add strength. Once the glue has set, structural paint is added on all surfaces. Once dry it was spraypainted black and left to dry again. It was then drybrushed twice (1*rockcolor and 1*white). Finally, static flock was added with watered down PVA.
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