This is a castle that James made for a recent school project. It took him 3 nights to complete using a slab of foam, paint and a whole heap of tools that he uses to make his models with.
I seriously couldn't have put something like this together when I was in year 9. Actually my family tease me that I couldn't do it now either and it's so true - I can sew, scrapbook, crochet, bake and craft a variety of things but drawing and 3D models have never been my strong points. I can't even put a Lego set together at home - I'm always in charge of finding the Lego pieces for everybody else.
Anyhow, back to the castle! See the grass above? James created a big batch of that a couple of months using saw dust, paint and a sifter. I love that he has the patience to do such things, because I personally would have taken the easy route and bought some pre-packaged grass.
I love seeing how his creating has evolved over the years - from cardboard models with sticky tape and paint to detailed creations with amazing components and well thought out designs.