Scratch Build Stone Walls

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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 the Author

About Dave Creel (razorboy)

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...


Great tips. As I keep forgetting to grab some litter, I will have to make a note and pick some up so I can try this. Ironmike
JUL 01, 2008 - 04:04 AM
Looks great, Dave. Would fir very well with a lot of different middle East and Southern Europe dioramas. Thanks for sharing
JUL 10, 2008 - 07:35 PM
Hey Razorboy, That's a pretty slick method for making a stone wall. I was kinda kickin around doing a Normandy '44 dio and was curious about the extensive use of stone masonry in the villages and how to go about replicating it. Eureka! I think I found what I was looking for in your article. Thanks for getting me "stoned". Best Regards,
AUG 01, 2008 - 08:46 PM