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How to Carve a ‘Death Star’ Pumpkin

The Death Star, from the movie Star Wars, can be considered a hybrid “pumpkin carve/pumpkin sculpt”. Pumpkin carving involves using the pumpkin almost as a surface for an image that is carved into the pumpkin. This is pretty much a 2D image. A pumpkin sculpt uses the pumpkin itself as a 3D object. Because the pumpkin itself is the object and not a pattern on a pumpkin, we can probably call it a sculpture. But unlike most sculptures, the way you carve it is exactly how you might do a pattern. So lets get started. If you have questions, please post them in the carvingpumpkins.com forum thread where the tutorial is posted. If its during pumpkin carving season, I will be looking at this regularly (but I might be carving, so wait a few hours for a response!). . .