Have you ever used Bondo for anything other than filling a dent or rust spot on a car? I have found it a very useful material in pulling together a few carvings. I have used it to fill spaces when wood shims wouldn't work, or blending a carving into a base creating a seamless transition. The best use of it has been in helping me to create the illusion of snow. Yes, snow. When you apply it on a base the same way you would put icing on a cake and painting it white after it cures, it makes great looking snow! It is not that expensive if you buy it in small cans, and the inexpensive hardener, in tubes, is readily available at WalMart. Try it out and see what you can do with it.