TK421· Mill Creek Haunted Hollow
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For tombstones you can't beat the pink styrofoam. It's fantastic and it's all I use. The dense pink and/or blue styrofoam is the only type you should use for smaller projects and things you will carve.I love this. I'm going to have to talk my husband into letting me build this one. I wanted one and since you made one that can be taken apart is a plus! I love the angel statue , I may make one of those too. I see you use the white styrofoam, have you tried using the blue or pink. Iv'e used the pink for a the "Beloved tombstone I'm building now. I haven't used the white, but I looked at it at Lowes, It's to sponge like for carving. Just a suggestion to help you out a little.
For the facade pieces, I thought I would try something new this year and work with the white styrofoam. It's not as dense, and it's not recommented for "carving" but it's a great alternative to sheets of plywood. It's really light, takes paint well, and can be cut with a knife, which reduces the time and mess one would encounter with plywood or MDF sheets.
The white styrofoam is fragile stuff, so you do need to be careful. I like how my props are turning out, but I am still nervous about the long-term survival of my white styrofoam structures.
This is a big experiment for me.