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Sprue into Terrain: Lot's of gluing. Lot's of head scratching.

"I am a ridiculous man. Now they call me a madman. That would be a promotion if it were not that I remain as ridiculous in their eyes as before." -- Dostoyevsky, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

I was cleaning up my hobby room and saw the mountains of empty sprues. I figured I could chop it up into straight lines and see what I should do with it. So I asked a friend....

I knew his advice was sensible.

But, do you know when you feel that tug inside you? A challenge that says, you can do it too, you can do it better... It's not logical. It's a must.

I started cutting the sprues into little bits.

Once you start cutting sprues, you get in a rhythm. and it's something you can do between jobs. Pretty soon I had a little wall going.

Apologies for the bad photo. I keep wondering why the terrain is being carried by a hurricanum, but it's just the box it's sitting on. Troll placed for size comparison.

At this point I was getting worried about it looking too much like sprue.

As ridiculous as I am, I opted to not shave off the words printed on the sprue. I used some bog* to fill in the gaps and cover up any writing.

*bog is another word for goop you can use to fill in holes.

I was worried about this notion that Sprue terrain looks like it's made of sprue. I wanted to make sure I had a good texture that worked. That it looked like real material. So I bogged in the section built and painted it for a mock up.