A short while ago I was able to put model making to a very practical use. A stage design was needed and the directors sketch would not help the construction staff. So we helped build a scale model of the set and advise in the making of stone! Here is the set design model
The right side opens to reveal the back of the inn represented
We've done several scale model projects with stone, the Leaping Wolf Inn and 40K Courtyard just to mention a couple. and this would be the same but on a much larger scale!
Using the same polystyrene we carved panels and individual stones
here's one of the panels
For stage, over emphasizing is not a bad thing as we did here in the "shadow" crevices between stones.
We added lots of texture, to the extent of overdoing it, so the drybrushing could be seen from a distance.
Varying thicknesses of stone helped achieve a nice rough stone construction feel.
Even more stone!!
Timbers were carved too. Again, everything we do in model making only much larger!