Broken Pipeline

Created by Elderac for our Holey Places Competition.

My concept for this contest is a pipeline coming out of a hole in a hill. After the first pier that pipe is broken. Below the pipe is a pool of toxic goo from the break. Intended as an table edge piece, the back was left flat.

The piece is about 16" (41 cm) wide, 10" (25 cm) deep, and about 4.5" (11.5 cm) high.

The hill is constructed with blue foam. Each level needed to be about 1 inch (2.54 cm) high, so two sheets were glued together before shaping.

The pipe is a cardboard tube wrapped with cardstock to conceal the form lines. A piece of card was added for a pipe joint.

The pier system is made of a 3/4" (1.9 cm) dowel and bass wood.

Once the hill was assembled, I coated it twice with a mixture of black acrylic paint and PVA glue thinned with water. The sides were drybrushed with Hippo Gray, Rain Gray, Light Ivory, Lichen Gray, and Golden Brown acrylic paints.

The flat surfaces were painted with Coffee Bean and then drybrushed with Golden Brown.

The pipe was painted with Silver and then dry brushed with Red Iron Oxide.

The pier was painted Hippo Gray and drybrushed with Rain Gray and Light Ivory.

The pipe and pier were given a brown wash.

The pool was painted Black, covered with Gamel Green, and then topped with a layer of PVA glue with Gecko Green swirled in.

Ground cover is a mixture of Woodland Scenic flocking, coffee grounds, and tea leaves.

Figure is a Citadel figure placed for reference as this is for use with 28m figures.

        

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