Here’s some tips to making a realistic looking pile of rubble!
Most of the work I’ve been doing on this tower is detailing the pile of rubble. I noticed that on this competition entry on TerraGenesis.com, they made a pile of rubble to cover the batteries for the LED lights. This is the pile that he made:
To me, this is a pretty ugly pile. I found that the reason is because the pieces of wood are on top of the gravel as opposed to in the pile. So I started making sure that my pile of rubble was very realistic. I’ve done about 4 hours of detailing work on my pile of rubble to make it look as real as possible. I’ve been filling in any deep crevices with glue and pieces of wood and foam. I filled the holes with glue and then covered it all with sand. After it dried, I shook off all the excess sand.
Here’s some pictures of the updates:
I also added a destroyed window frame to the rubble, You can see it still attached to a piece of wall in the rubble.
Here is a close up of the collapsed tower roof.
Here is a close up of the pile of rubble at the base of the building.
I hope this will help you to make great piles of rubble. =]