One of the scenery pieces I have been planning for some time is rocks. I need some additional not trees, not bushes cover for my games, so rocks it was. Hmm, then I thought I could do them for both AVBCW, BoB/RCW and Laserburn, so that required a lot of rocks, more than my gravel drive could provide.

So I headed off into the hills and got both some readily sized ones and some larger rocks that could be beaten into shape.

Three large chunks of rock, and the claw hammer.

…like Basil, taking a ham sandwich/hamster/hammer to your subject and hitting it hard over the head does require you to wear some goggles. The Queen In Yellow and I used to like quoting this at each other if we were about to engage in conflict, I’m still not sure who won this verbal argument…

And you have to smack it into useful sized pieces of about 2-3 inches.

Luckily I had some Malvern rock:

The Malvern Hills are formed of some of the most ancient rocks in England, mostly igneous and metamorphic rocks from the late pre-Cambrian, known as the Uriconian, which are around 680 million years old.

This has multiple cleavage planes (steady), so you get random sizes and shapes of rock. As some of these are going to be used for my AVBCW games, it was most appropriate to use a locally sourced rock for the scenery.

So after a smashing time I broke up the 3 large rocks I had acquired along with smaller ones, and made enough for some CD bases as usual.

The ground flock made them blend in too well, so I made sure the bushes and static grass surrounded them so the rocks would again stand out.

So 18 CD bases later I have some rocks…I won’t bore you with in depth photos of all of them. ๐Ÿ˜‰

One Response to Rocks

  1. Byakhee Rich says:

    That’s a nice bit of diorite there, the classic “Malvern Stone”. Off the Malverns you are more likely to find this as a building material than natural outcrops – most of Herefordshire is on Devonian and Silurian mudstones, siltstones and sandstones… and they said A level Geology was a waste of time! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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