Wednesday, 6 January 2010

How To Make Sandbags from Green Stuff

A quick and easy tutorial on how to make decent sandbags from green stuff.
You'll need:
  • 4-6" of Green Stuff
  • Modelling knife/ Stanley Knife
  • Pot of water to make sure your fingers/work surface don't get stuck to the green stuff
  • Sieve/ Strainer/ Metal Gauze/ Netting

Step 1: Grab your green stuff and mix it together until you can no longer see and yellow or blue streaks.

Step 2:
Roll your green stuff into a long thin cylinder about 8" in length and 1/4 - 1/2" in diameter.

Step 3: Grab your knife and cut the green stuff into 1/2" chunks:

Step 4: Flatten out the chunks and round off the edges. Use the side of your thumb to rub off any fingerprints.

Step 5:

Using the knife score a line into the edges of the bags.

Step 6:

Grab your sieve

Press the gauze gently into the top of all the sand bags. This gives them a nice material texture. The finer the netting of the gauze the more realistic it will look.

The Final Result:

Looks half decent and doesn't cost a lot. Use them on bases, heavy weapon emplacements, defence lines or anywhere else!

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