Inspired by Caseys stone wall..and my cubemates experience with same inspriation....I finally took the plunge and attempted some stonework!! I need a tunnel portal for a diorama I'm working on, so I tried that. I used a corrugated cardboard cutout that I used on the diorama and wrapped crinkled then flattened heavy duty aluminum foil around it and just kind bent up the 'sides'. I mixed up some lightweight hydrocal, which ended up being damn near set (VERY thick) cause the bowl and fork I used had a little bit left on it from another batch...it's true what I read about 'dirty utensils' thickening the mixture, and had to push it into the mold. I was able to peel away the foil mold after about 5 minutes and start 'carving' with a finish nail. Then I played with WS pigments thinned to a wash. I ended up 'wiping' the surface cause it was too dark and uniform in shade. Doesn't look bad huh?? The best part is I finally got my hands busy actually making something instead of looking at other peoples work!! Thanks to everyone for the inspiration provided by this forum!!