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Just in time for Halloween … I got in a large order of dark gray 2x4s. Wasn’t originally sure what I wanted to do with them, but as they came in just a few days before Halloween, I got to thinking about how perfect they would be for a tombstone. And what better thing to bury than the tragedy that has been the year 2020. RIP 2020!

I started with working out how the letters would look. I wanted them to seem like they were “etched into the stone”, but also legible. If I’d just made the “etch” as all dark gray as well, the words wouldn’t stand out in the final model.

A progress pick with the basic boundaries of the width and the indentation of the front that I’d envisioned. I finished it off (top) with some cobwebs and spiders.