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Cobbles 'ers free to a good home

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by chippy, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. chippy Well-Known Member

    I have just knocked up a couple of bases to represent cobbles and old paving to get an idea of the layout for the Dutch Red Lancer (already on V Bench ) One is Paving and Cobbles and made from grey tile grout . The other one is Paving , Sets (that's the brick like area for drainage ) and pebbles . This is made from DAS air dried clay and grey tile grout . I used the DAS for the paving slabs , sets and a thin area where I wanted the pebbles . As the pebbles where set in puddled clay I coated this area in a thin coat of grout and pressed in pebble shaped DAS clay pebbles I had made earlier . I will be trying out different colours on schemes on these bases and then I will no longer need them . They will give a 75 x 75 mm mounting are . So if anyone wants them they are free + postage .

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  2. Eludia A Fixture

    Have you tried split lentils Chippy?

    I remember reading an article many years ago covering cobblestones and the split red lentils looked spot on. Not tried them myself though, the opportunity just hasn't presented itself.
  3. peedee A Fixture

    Hey Superchippy,

    Those look the business mate.
    some seriously good 'old school' modelling being shown from you recently pal.

  4. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Nice looking cobblestones and paving! I like even more the idea of using crown block wood as a base on which to mount the cobblestones! Cool!(y)

    All the best,
  5. chippy Well-Known Member

    Eludia now you mentioned it I remember that article . I think the advice was to varnish them to stop them rotting . I have always had a fear of vegetables, lentils in particular as I might end up like this[IMG]
    But really it doesn't take that long to roll out a few balls of clay in different sizes , probably quicker than driving there and back to the supermarket
    That's because I am old school mate or as I remember you once referred to me once "a cheap skate " Yeap I like modelling on the cheap . As I'm not the most of brilliant painters I like to twiddle around in other areas of modelling .
    Thank you Dan for you comment
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