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Cobblestones - where to purchase?

Discussion in 'Groundwork' started by Chrisr, May 4, 2017.

  1. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi All,

    Does anyone know if anyone makes miniature cobblestones for figurine bases, and if so, where they can be purchased?

    Cheers
    Chris
  2. mick3272 A Fixture

    Hi Chris.
    Look at the Dolls house websites they do some nice roof slates that are ideal I purchased some time ago from a company in sussex. The name escapes me at the moment but I will keep looking. There is also a thread on this site where I was given the info by Mark ( tubby nuts) I will keep looking.
    Mick
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  3. mick3272 A Fixture

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  4. fogie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Alternatively, you could always produce your own from Milliput or similar .....
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  5. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Years ago lentils were used very effectively.

    Keith
  6. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Many thanks to everyone for your prompt replies. All good advice. This really is a top forum, always helpful, and someone knows the answer.

    Cheers
    Chris
  7. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    I made in my AFV periode a large road of yentils and white glue.
    Airbrushed the whole road and looks great.

    Marc
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  8. theBaron A Fixture

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    United-States
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  9. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Many thanks for your suggestion Marc and Brad. Greatly appreciated.

    The link to Hansa looks the deal Brad, and thank you for providing it

    Cheers
    Chris
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  10. arj A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    You could try making your own.
    This is my 54mm base using Miliput and indenting with a brass square section:-

    IMG_2349rs.jpg

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  11. Mirofsoft A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    Using peas ( 45 years ago, when I began, Humbrol painting )
    W-Other078b-bis.jpg
  12. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
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  13. theBaron A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Yeah, Green Stuff World's products are pretty good. They make a leaf punch that is very useful, too. The patterned rollers could be used to make wall sections, too, as well as bases. It's a shame that they haven't made a roller with the pattern for Marston matting, too.

    Regarding other sources for cobblestones, I remembered that Verlinden also made packs of loose cobblestones:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Verlinden-...729055?hash=item2a126c881f:g:ToIAAOSw8-tWUvlZ

    as well as full cobblestone bases:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Verlinden-...860284&hash=item2a1287a975:g:VjMAAOSwFGNWSb0w

    and "damaged" bases:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Verlinden-...945967&hash=item2a0f87d614:g:s0YAAOSwNnRYmRXH

    I have no connection to the eBay seller; I have a "verlinden" search and those items were convenient to illustrate my comment.

    Of course, since Verlinden finally gave up the ghost last year, these items have to be found more and more in dwindling retail stocks or as second-hand items.

    Prost!
    Brad
  14. Paul Kernan A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Armand Bayardi (US) makes a great range of groundwork and architectural pieces generally 1/30 - 1/32 scale but they do have some 75mm and 120mm too

    armandbayardi.com
  15. neill Active Member

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    United-States
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  16. Tubby-Nuts2 A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    This is an old thread.

    Mark.
  17. theBaron A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Yet it has found new life ;)

    Prost!
    Brad
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  18. theBaron A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Y'know, seeing this topic again reminds me of a question I've had about using dried lentils or dried split peas, for cobblestones. And that is, is it worth it to heat them further in the oven, or is whatever drying process food factories use sufficient to make them impervious to any liquids we'd use in attaching them to bases or painting them?

    Prost!
    Brad
  19. Mirofsoft A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    Easy :
    3 l water
    3 cups of dryed peas
    2 slices of bacon
    salt, peper, teacup of sariette
    1h30 in a steamer
    ;)


    By the way see my picture above, made 45 years ago, still perfectly dry

    Best
  20. polyphemus Well-Known Member

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