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    I am posting this to share a very easy method of wall making which anyone can do.

    You need a base of some sort to build your wall on, I used strips of 3mm thick plastic. You need a good clear drying glue, I used Liquid Nails (Clear), some flocking, and access to gravel ( I used my driveway).

    1.Go gather some gravel in a bucket.

    2.Toss in a little dish soap and water to clean it of any unpleasant substances.

    3.Dry the gravel.

    4.Put some glue on the base you wish to use ( mine are plastic, 3mm thick by 2cm by 13 cm.) You can use pieces of craftwood, slats from Lincoln Logs, whatever.

    5. Set down a row of gravel stones into the glue.

    6.Put some glue on top of the first row of stones.

    7. Set another row of stones on top of that.

    8. While the glue is still wet add flocking. I will look like moss in the cracks of the stones and hide the glue as well.

    9. Finish by painting the base and / or flocking the base.

    Space Marine added for scale.

    I never wet higher than 2 rows. You could probably get three high easily without worrying about it falling apart. You could also use smaller sized stones for a richer detail.
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    yes, yes! YES!

    ideas forming, aquarium gravel poured into chicken wire channel, then glue and flock poured in for texture.

    mmmm, thanks for the inspiration.
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    Hmmmmmmm
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    The idea sounds good...as long as you get the right looking stones...

    How about making obstacles or fences using the package stuff you get in boxdeliveries?
    They usually come in wierd shapes and could work great as some facricated defence\fence thing.
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    You could try glueing the styrofoam 'popcorn' packing material together to form stone walls but most styrofoam doesn't react well to spraypaint so you would have to brush it on. ( the aresol propellant eats the styrofoam).

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    You could try glueing the styrofoam 'popcorn' packing material together to form stone walls but most styrofoam doesn't react well to spraypaint so you would have to brush it on. ( the aresol propellant eats the styrofoam).
    That's basically what I meant in my previous post.
    I have tried this method to make some towers but the result didn't turn out 100% good as the styrofoam bits have a tendency to never get the correct shape that you would like them to have. I'm not saying that you should not use it but try experimenting with covering it with plaster of filler afterwords to give a more "stabile" look.
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    Several nice adventages for using gravel:

    Doesn't rust
    Looks natural
    Durability (its rock! )
    Cheap
    Carrying a large box load will help keep you fit


    Seriously though as far as styrofoam goes I have passed on it after many attempts.

    Something you could try is blue board or insulation board. It is very much like styrofoam in weight and construction but it is a better for carving and doesn't crumble.
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    To make walls I did the following.

    Cut a six inch strip of one inch wide Balsa wood.

    Cut a bit of foam board in a six inch section, as tall or low as you want the wall.
    (Poster board is the stuff kids use for school projects, foam with poster bored on either side. It is only about a centimeter thick.)

    Glue the foam board to the balsa wood base with white glue.

    Cover the foam board with wood filler to add texture. It helps to add a bit of water to thin it a bit.

    Once dry paint it black, and do various dry brushes of Dark grey, grey, light grey and white. Each time using less and less paint.

    Then paint the base how you want it and make it match your table.

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