First I started with some plastic disks (Charity tokens from Tesco) a metal coat hanger and some hamster bedding.
I made some holes in the disks with the screw driver spike
Next I cut some pieces of hanger and super glued them in the holes.
Now was the fun messy part, I wet the hamster bedding with lots of wood glue and started to wrap it around the wire, and built up the smoke plume shapes, after 24hrs I gave it another few layers of wood glue to get a nice hard shell.
Next another layer of wood glue and some dry hamster bedding to get the fluffy smoke look.
Then I added some sand to the base and gave them a blast with the black spray and did some painting on them, I used a dark brown for the churned earth and red,yellow,orange for the fire effect.
I had no idea if they would turn out any good, so I only made 2 this time but I have another batch drying on my table.
|The Free State 18 pounder breaks up the the Anti Treaty advance.|