Rockwork pics.... :-) please

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by aartwmich, Feb 19, 2003.

  1. aartwmich

    aartwmich Member

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    Yah Yah I know I ask for alot...and have nothin to show for it yet. I really am working on a diorama but I am no imagineer.

    I thought the bridge thread turned out well, filled with great pics!! A nice little library.

    SO how about showing your rockwork pics, could be anything but especially rocky scenery blended in with foliage and such.

    OR......tunnel entrances, retaining walls, gorges/riverbeds, bridge abutments...etc...etc.....etc


    Thanks in advance to all who participate :D :D
  2. kettlestack

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    :) , I wasn't aware you asked a lot Artwmich, besides, even if you did the Gaugers love questions.

    Is this photo any use for your scrapbook?:) I'ts a pic of my N gauge diorama I scrapped 3 months ago, so I can't redo it in colour.

    Errol

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  3. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

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    Here's a rocky scene on a diorama I made...

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  4. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

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    Hi Ima, Heres a shot of a diorama I put together. The rock is painted styofoam.

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  5. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

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    this is the other end of the diorama. the portal is carved plaster of Paris the rock is styrofoam.

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  7. aartwmich

    aartwmich Member

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    Kewl beans...great pics of rocks!! Thanks everyone!! :D


    I SHOULD HAVE ASKED TO TELL WHAT YOUR ROCKS ARE MADE OF WHEN YOU ADD YOUR PICS!! THANKS. I wasn't really yelling, just a visual aid...lol.


    t. alexander...did you really make those rocks out of styrofoam?!?! They are awesome!
  8. tomfassett

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    From what I understand, rocks are made out of lava, consisting of various aggregate materials like iron, silica, etc... :D ;) :p

    Tom F

    Oh, you mean my rocks. They're plaster of paris... :D
  9. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Heres a picture of my cut.
    Sculpta Mold shaped with my fingers.

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  10. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

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    Hi Ima, the styro is half inch blue foam cut into the basic contour. It was carved with one of those fat snapoff utility knife blades. The little chunks become boulders.
    I would have prefered the 2" thick to build up this kind of height faster but can't get it around here.

    This method is how I intend to do all the rocky scenery on my layout.
  11. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    aart,
    Sorry this isn't clearer, but it is an old photo, scanned. The rocks, like all my rockwork, is hand carved plaster, colored with
    "dirty Diosol".

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  12. RailRon

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    Again a very old photo of my N layout 30 years ago.

    The rock strata are broken styrofoam slabs, glued at an angle. Then I added a yellowish colored plaster coat which in turn was zip-textured with darker dirt.

    BTW - note the coarse plants near the scratchbuilt tunnel portal. :eek: That was way back in the days before Woodland Scenics foam.

    Ron

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  13. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Here's part of my rockwork including a trestle.

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  14. aartwmich

    aartwmich Member

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    What a great collection!! Thanks everyone :D

    Hey Shamus..what are YOUR rocks made of??
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    shamus Registered Member

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    Hi, my rockswork is "Blue Hawk" UNDERCOAT PLASTER, takes around 10 hours to go off and overnight to dry hard. So plenty of time to carve the rockwork once you have applied the plaster.

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