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Making rocks
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Joined: December 07, 2013
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Posted: Friday, August 25, 2017 - 11:25 PM GMT+7
I don't know if this was posted before, but I read about using barbecue charcoal for diorama rocks, so I decided to give a try after a BBQ evening several days ago .
It's simple-pick up some charcoal pieces, spraying a primer (in my case Vallejo polyurethane one), then base color depending on the desired rocks and then with dry brush lighter tones.
I think the result is very cool and realistic, and the coal is more lightweight than real rocks, which is advantage

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Arkansas, United States
Joined: June 29, 2009
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Posted: Friday, August 25, 2017 - 11:46 PM GMT+7
Very realistic. Thanks for sharing.
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: September 03, 2009
KitMaker: 6,557 posts
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 12:10 PM GMT+7
I made this little scene out of Styrofoam covered in Durham's Water Putty.