Well I couldn’t contain myself any longer…I was talking to @Avairian when the idea hit me to make real life stonehearth models. I have done woodwork crafting and sculpting in the past and I have plenty of craft paint laying around. With this knowledge in mind I immediately started planning it out, in the end I went the easy route and bought 1/2" wooden cubes. I am currently irl modeling @Pandemic’s katana for Nihonjin. So far I only have the handle done, but I couldn’t contain myself any longer
So here is a low quality picture of my progress so far. (I promise the end version will be shown in a much better quality picture)
I hope you guys are as excited for the finished version as I am
The best (read: smallest) cubes I could find were 3/8" wooden cubes in bulk prices. Without leaving hollow spaces, a hearthling head alone would be $90, not including the price of the rest of the body. Assuming the body and head are hollowed out, the entire thing will still cost around $80-150 just for a wooden model.
tl;dr Wooden models of hearthlings are way too expensive compared to what they’re actually worth.