Another XPS Foam board carving done. I decided to just skip right over the roughing pass with this one. 130 IPM, 1/8" ball nose, full DOC. So 1 pass total. Sorry @becker_thorne to beat you to it. I know you were meaning to do this one.
I just love how quickly these can be done. No distortion, twisting and warping when the temperature changes either. I still love things made from wood, but this stuff definitely has a place in my carving world now!
I decided to go with a antique bronze type finish after some debating about what to do with it. I first tried plain white, for a marble look, but it just didn’t look right. The white hid a lot of the details, and I thought I had ruined it. After giving it some thought, I figured I would try a different approach.
I painted it black acrylic, let it dry and then quick brush strokes with a metallic bronze acrylic, leaving some black showing through. This highlighted the finer details and allowed them to show through. Hope this helps someone out.