Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The Standing Stone

Continuing with the early stages of some winter theme terrain pieces, we have a quick standing stone.

The stone itself was made using sculpey.

It's sitting on top of some cork to make it easier to attach.

A few broken piece are scattered around the DVD protector...

Upon which a second layer will be added.  Just as I do with the tree bark, I used some Oxide Paste to serve as mortar with the regular glue.

Second layer added, and the Oxide Paste spread into some of the gaps.

The standing stone is also fortified with Oxide Paste, and buttressed a little bit with the second layer of the cork.

All of the broken bits of leftover cork make fantastic smaller stones!!

The various layers of gravel and ballast are added in the same manner as the earlier post of the tree stand.

I can't wait to see how this will look once it's painted, and the snow effects added!!! Stay tuned.


  1. Those bases are just awesome and a great inspiration. Last time I looked I also had some old cd and dvd protectors... :-). Thanks for the very useful tips!

    1. Thanks! Originally I saved those to use as palettes, but this is way more fun! :-)

  2. I will never get tired of watching you make bases James. It's incredible to see progress!

    1. That's good, because you know I will be doing hundreds of these... and then even more! :-)