How to create a stone texture?

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by GBrittelleJr, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. GBrittelleJr

    GBrittelleJr Well-Known Member

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    I'm wondering if there's a simple technique out there to replicate the subtle, uneven texture of, say a slab of stone?

    Here's what I'm doing, in case it helps. I'm building a comic Mjolnir hammer from the Thor comics. And the mystical metal Uru from which it is forged is described as a metal which looks like stone (Uru - Marvel Comics Database).

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    So I want to replicate that with a subtle texture. I don't mean the krylon rattle can spray. I mean thru possibly bondo or something on the surface of the hammer? I don't know, I'm just spitballing here. Hopefully one of you has a great and wonderful suggestion.

    Thanks!

    Greg
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2012
  2. Contec

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    I did a stone texture on a smaller prop by covering the prop with a thin layer of bondo and before it had harden i pressed a flat but textured stone against the bondo. thus creating the same texture. Then it only needed a good stone paint to look "real"
     
  3. GBrittelleJr

    GBrittelleJr Well-Known Member

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    That's a great idea! I'll have to experiment. Thanks Contec!
     
  4. Stivie

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    you can also use a crumpled up piece of aluminum foil and press it into the bond for texture as well.
     
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