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Modelling Tip Of The Day – 26

Modelling Tip Of The Day – 26

Modelling Tip Of The Day – 26

This Modelling Tip Of The Day is an ongoing series, in which we’ll be posting a modelling tip that may be of use to the newbie right up to the seasoned modeller.

Today’s tip is:

Rockface – Make Your Own


When making your landscapes that include rockfaces various options are open to you. These being buying ready-made rockfaces & rockface pieces, cork bark, & casting own your own rockface.

Companies such as Woodland Scenics, for example, produce rockface molds for use in casting your own rockfaces. Another cheaper option is to use Kitchen/baking aluminum sheet rolls. Simply cut off a piece, scrunch up the piece then open out into the desired shape rock face. Use modelling plaster such as Woodland Scenics lightweight hydrocal plaster which gives a strong but lightweight piece.

Mix the plaster up & pour into the mold & leave to set. Once set remove from the mold & fix into place with glue or plaster. For more variety, try braking up some of the pieces you mold into smaller rock pieces.

For creating cracks & fissures in the rock face use a carving tool, if you don’t have a carving tool then a small flat bladed screwdriver will do. Use a wire brush or a plaster carving brush. Again the likes of Woodland Scenics sell plaster carving tools & carving brushes.


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