Several packs of pencils, a Dremel and some PVA later, I now have the basics of my Giant’s Causeway! There’s still a long way to go, but I can see how it will come together.
I have expanded each section so that it is just larger than a standard model base, and looked at how to include all the pencil points.
These pieces will fit together to form a larger piece, that will then be glued into place. It’s just going to take a lot of cutting up of pencils!
I did get some longer pencils, so I’ll have less points to deal with, as I’m not over happy with how they come out. Maybe a spray with rough-coat will take the edge off them?
Once I’ve got enough to cover a square (hex) foot or more , I’ll glue them all in place and paint them up. For now, more cutting. And filing down the rough edges. And clearing up all the sawdust. And finding somewhere to store them all.
Oh, the hardships of being a model-terrain builder!