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    How Do You Make Rocks?

    I'm looking for instructions on how to make large rocks for bases but have not had much luck finding any. Does anyone know a good way to go about doing this? Thanks for any help!


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    That is a stone... you can apply the things there to any rock
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    Use....rock?

    If you want pieces of stone or smashed masonry to put on bases, just get some pebbles with flat sides and jagged edges from the garden. Stick them on, paint over them.
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    I find that real rocks look unrealistic (kindda odd huh?). It is because it has to little texture.
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    You can take the real rock and then paint over it...

    Also you can use cork! :yes:
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    There's a table at my hobby shop that has a rock ledge that's made with some large chunks of bark painted to a brownstone tone.
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    use some of that pink polystyrene insulation and cut it into lots of angled irregular shapes, base it black, (not with spraypaint it melts poly) then go for whatever color you want the rock, it usually looks pretty nice.

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    How large are we talking about? Is this something you intend a model(s) to stand on or something to have off to one side next to another model?
    If it's just general rocks you are wondering about I got my grubby mitts on some "stoning" stone. It's basically just alot of small rock which is mixed in with somesort of cement and sprayed on houses (makes 'em really durable).
    Anyways there were two types. One is very coarse, lots of angles and looks gritty enough (used on foundation that later gets covered with earth, no need for fancy stuff). The other is smooth, more curvy (fancy).
    Barring access to that sort of stone...well. Seeing as I live next to a active volcano and have extensive fields of lava stone all around I've never really thought of clever ways to emulate rock.
    I've seen cork used to nicely make a kind of sloping cliff edge.
    The herdstone tutorial linked earlier is excellent, and if you don't have access to any natural materials is propably your best bet.

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    Great stuff so far folks, it's been a big help!

    Yah, I'm looking to make some rocks about the size for an infantry type model to stand on (or have a foot propped on). The link above was great and I think I may also try the bark idea.

    Protocon - What sort of store would carry this "stoning" stone? I'd like to take a look at the stuff.

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    I'd recommend going to a place that sells masonry products, bricks, cement and that sort of thing. You'll be looking for the "pearls" that're added to the cement mix. Ofcourse it might be called something completely different than "stoning" & "pearls". But you can ofcourse just describe the process and someone might recognize it.
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