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Matthyro

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It seemed to take a long time to get all the stones in place. I then used a coat of drywall compound as mortar. Once dry, I will sand it lightly then give the stones some paint.
 

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Originally posted by Matthyro
It seemed to take a long time to get all the stones in place. I then used a coat of drywall compound as mortar. Once dry, I will sand it lightly then give the stones some paint.
That took a set of brass ones to do knowing that, unlike styrene, you can't just wash it off. The drywall compound I'm familiar with should come to a nice finish just by brushing over it with a medium bristle toothbrush. It will look great if (when?:D ;) :p ) it works out.
 

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I am continually overwhelmed by the projects that you put together from scratch. The brickwork on this one is so real. I'm not sure how you do it, but I'm glad that you do. Thanks for sharing all of your "labor of love" with us.
 

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This stonework looks great, Robin.

Although I won't build a stone house, the same technique could be used for a masonry pillar of a bridge or for tunnel portals.

I'll give it a try - thank you for lighting up a bulb for me! :cool: :)

Ron
 

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Robin,
Absolutely fantastic, as always. Once you placed the rocks, did you paint them then add the dry-wall compound as mortar? I'm thinking this technique would work great for a passenger terminal I'm planning.
 

Matthyro

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The stable and bunk house is taking shape. From the size you can imagine this is one of those huge ranches in the west where a large number of cowboys are needed.
 

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