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Modeling fibre and rock molds

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Modeling fibre and rock molds
Posted by wsdimenna on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 2:35 PM

 Plaster of paris rock molds are great for bringing out detail.  Using  the fibre as a scenery base with your rock molds allows one the potential for recovery should you be forced to move. ( The average is once every 7 yrs).  It will dry very hard , yet with hot copious amounts of warm water you can recover your rock molds intact.

Second, by using this material you eliminate the need for much of the glue associated with adding ground cover over the rocks.

Basic rock molds tinted grey. these large pieces were glued to foam backing.  they could have been set into the modeling fibre, but saw no reason to completely cover the scenery base.


second step:
modeling fibre is tinted same color as rock mold and applied between cracks and on top of rocks.  Using wet water it can be smoothed out.  One can also use finger to apply thin coat to any area where ground cover will be.


third step:
a few small rocks were set into the modeling fibre and ground cover was added to the rocky hillside. This was then misted with wet H2O.


After ground cover was added the rock hillside was brushed with india ink and denatured alcohol


Note lower left side. This was left incomplete,to illustrate how easy it is to comeback and continue project at later date . Will add some more modeling fibre  and place smaller rocks and talus here.   Stay tuned

This was first time I ever did plaster of paris rock molds
Bill D

We will be demonstrating the product as Timonium show.   http://www.gsmts.com/

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