Sunday, April 25, 2010

Vauban or Star Fortress

I recently purchased a hot wire styrofoam cutting tool. I decided to do a make a star fortress first. The too makes cutting styrofoam very quick; I can't wait to make something else' I'm thinking about a parking garage.

It was supposed to look like it was cut out of rock, but it looks fake. If you have suggestions please post.


  1. As I noted on the Puyallup Yahoo Group, this is very, very impressive. Dean

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