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Stacked Stone Wall Tutorial?

Discussion in 'Just starting...' started by toy4x4, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. toy4x4 Active Member

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  2. gordy Well-Known Member

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    Terry, I've not seen one, but I would imagine creating one in scale would not be that difficult, just tedious using the method one would use in real life ;)

    Here is a video of making a flagstone wall : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_aIpjnrI9o
  3. Einion Well-Known Member

    For what scale? And approximately what size will the total thing be?

    Einion
  4. toy4x4 Active Member

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    For a 54mm. About a 1" high and 2.5" wide.
  5. gordy Well-Known Member

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    For those dimensions and the scale, it may seem silly but cat litter might work well ;)
  6. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    I have sen a lot worse,
    And they were the real thing, go out and take a few photos and then

    do a little tweaking.

    Ronnie T bricklayer mason , or muratori for our Italian brothers
  7. housecarl A Fixture

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    Pour a slab out of dental plaster, then break it into random pieces. Glue these together with PVA.
    As Gordy says, build it as you would a 1/1 wall.
    Carl.
  8. TorMag Member

    I have a tendency to break up styrofoam and use that, the worse thing you can do is use pepples, it looks so fake.... Another alternative, if you have never seen them before it to use a Hirst Mold. I own several of them and love them.....

    http://www.hirstarts.com/molds/moldsfield.html
  9. Einion Well-Known Member

    Just to check, when you say styrofoam you mean the dense stuff (kinda crumbly), not the squeaky white stuff that appliances come packed in?

    Einion
  10. Mark S Guest

    Hi if this is the sort of thing you're talking about Terry, I made this with shale pieces I picked up from a model railway ballast supplier.I used plastic card as the 'foundation' and glued each piece of the bottom course on to that.Then I tediously added each piece in a stretcher bond pattern or just a normal brick work pattern if you like and kept a few larger longer pieces as a capping.

    Attached Files:

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  11. toy4x4 Active Member

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    Wow Stiff.

    I'll have to see if I can find the shale as I see a need for this in another base I want to make.

    That is excellent looking. I had something a little different in mind and it is posted in my thread in the Online Workshop forum.
  12. FirstMass New Member

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    Mark,

    Nice job on the stone wall. I was going to recommend coarse Talus for more of a field stone look. Talus is also a model railroad item and is readily available from any good model train store. I think it's made by Woodland Scenics but I'd have to check the bag that's sitting in the basement on my bench.

    btw Mark.....I love those Shenandoah figures. I have a bunch of them and am planning a similar diorama using a split rail fence in place of the stone wall -- like at the Hagerstown Pike at Antietam.

    Please post when you're finished with it.

    Brian

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