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To make cobblestone:

 

Grab some silica gel pellets.  These makes great stones in any context.  Apply them to the mini's base using a glue that dries water-resistant.

 

First, make sure the base is clean, the  brush on a coat of glue and litterally pour the "stones" over the base, make sure they are all sticking into the glue and fill in any gaps with more stones, then allow to dry.  Prime the "stones," or paint them as it in browns, greys, and other rock colors, then to give a mortar look use a dark grey toa  black wash over the rocks and let it fill in the gaps between the stones and dry.  

 

Once dry seal with sealant.

 

Voila!  Cobblestone :)

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The best way to explain what these are.  

 

You know when you get new electronic equipment or get things shipped to you and sometimes you find these little packets in the bottom of the boxes with labels on them that say something to the extent of "Dessicant, do not eat," or "poison, silica gel?"

 

Those packets are what you want.  Cut them open and inside are numerous small pellets that make kickin rocks :)

 

Saves the environment too by keeping them from going into a landfill.

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A few other methods might include using styrene strips cut in irregular patterns and then glued to the base, using epoxy putty (kneadatite, a & b putty, etc) or there are commercially available ones on other sites.  Might be a good idea for Reaper to think about these as well.

Hope this helps.

Steve :O

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A few other methods might include using styrene strips cut in irregular patterns and then glued to the base, using epoxy putty (kneadatite, a & b putty, etc) or there are commercially available ones on other sites.

Considering a lot of the epoxies out there in the market, and maybe even some of the epoxy putties have a tendecy to eat through styrene, I wouldn't suggest using styrene, or if you do, don't use epoxy but use a waterbase glue that dries water resistant and is safe for foam.  I've seen what epoxy and other solvent based glues do to foam.  It isn't pretty.

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