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Anyone know how to make or construct sand bags that are easy and cheap?
Or any ways of making sandbags?
Hmmm the easiest way would proparbly be to mould them yourself from maybe greenstuff or something.
Alternatively you could cut the general shape from polystyrene and then just cover that up with filler or something and just paint it acordingly.
If your really into it you could make it into a real effort, make every single sandbag by hand, take two pieces of cloth, sow it together and fill with sand...it is possible...it only takes time ......and a whole *ell of patience
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I read in WD once how to do this, get a roll of green stuff, and roll it until you get one long roll, then flatten it a little, so that it is smooshed on the top and bottom. Then make 2 lines across the non smooshed ends so that the lines are parrallel, making a "Seam" effect where the sandbag was sewn up. After that just cut sections, and you should be good.
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Green Stuff it is!!
there is an easier way to get sandbags...get the ww2 kits like entrenchments and stuff! so much easier!
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Hmm...you could get some cheap playdoh or greenstuff and make sandbag shapes, then get some burlap (like from a potato sack) and cut it to size, wrap it around the putty stuff and then just glue it together and paint it up...
green stuff is too expensive get some crayola air dry clay, waaayy cheaper.
dont use green stuff!!!!! ive tried and it doesnt come out that great. just use normal modeling clay ( the white stuff nout the red clay) roll it in a rod shape and then take a modeling knife and cut at an angle
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I'd try using regular polymer modeling clay (like Sculpey brand). Cut the bags to size, then imprint the burlap texture on the clay by rolling them against some surgical gauze. Then bake 'em off to harden. (Haven't tried this yet myself, but I've been meaning to. I think it should work.) You could probably roll out a long tube shape & imprint the texture on the whole thing & just score it with a knife to indicate where the individual bag ends are. That way you could do a whole row of them at once instead of building the bunker one bag at a time.
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I've been playing around with Sculpey and so far everything I've made looks good. You'd have no problem modeling sandbags with Sculpey the same way you would with Green Stuff and at 84 cents a block (or $8 a box if you need that much, at least that's what it costs where I live), you can't beat that price.
I'ts a bit stiffer than Green Stuff, but it gets softer when you work it a bit. They also make solvent to soften it up even more.
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