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by Gary James

RocksThere are a few ways to make rocks. These are amongst the easiest - chunks of styrofoam drybrushed and based.


  1. Cut chunks of styrofoam (polystyrene) into suitably rocky shapes. Melt the surface of the styrofoam to get a rough finish with a soldering iron or a knife that has been heated in the gas-ring. Paint up grey and drybrush with light grey and white. Base on cardboard or plywood.

  2. You can use real rocks of course. I find it seems to look better if you smash up a large rock with a hammer to get interesting, craggy pieces. I invariably find that I have to paint and drybrush the rocks to get a realistic effect because the scale of the pattern and crystal size of most natural rocks is too large.

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