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Scratch Build Stone Walls

Easy Stone Walls
Pre-mixed drywall paste, craft type acrylic paint and a mold made from a cat litter pail lid can make anyone an expert "Stone Mason" in any scale.
Step 1
Mix water based acrylic paint with the drywall paste.
Step 2
Spread it out evenly onto your "casting surface" (Mold). Here I have used the lid from a pail of cat litter as my mold. This is where you determine the thickness of your stone. I wanted flat, semi-thin rocks, so I went about 2 -3 mm's thick on the spread. Let dry for at least 12 hours.
Step 3
Once dry, it can be broken into whatever size stone you require (this is why this process works so well in any scale).
Step 4
I used a piece of scrap sheet styrene as a base to ease assembly and facilitate any detail painting, drybrushing, etc.. I used Crazy Glue (CA) in assembly but I'm sure that you're favorite brand will do as well.
Step 5
The assembly was attached to the base upon its completion.
Editors Wrap-up
That covers the basic technique. You should seal it and finish it with standard techniques. Dave shows his materials and finishing techniques.
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About Dave Creel (razorboy)
FROM: VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES

Born in Alexandria, Va. in 1958, I have been modelling since 1965. As a child my family visited nearly every Civil War Battlefield in Virginia and Maryland as well as Gettysburg on numerous occassions. Even as a 6 or 7 year old I was always enthralled with the shadowbox diorama displays present at...