The main block measures approx. 7.5 x 4.5 x 2.75 m and weighs approx. 330 tons. It is accompanied by a small »satellite« block.
The »Giebichenstein« is a Phorphyry. It consists of a fine grained flesh-colored matrix (due to highly dispersed ironoxide) and large idiomorphic crystals of alcali feldspar. Other minerals include quartz (clear grey to «smoke«), hornblende (black), and feldspars (white to flesh-colored).
|The block was carved from polyurethane foam. |
It was brushpainted with Gunze Mr.RESIN PRIMER.
|PIP: The little sattelite was base coated with Humbrol #61. |
The idiomorphic alcali feldspar crystaly were applied with a
rectangluar stamp made from styrene.
Color is #63 lightend with white.
|The fine grained matrix and smaller crystals were |
applied by sponge. Colors used were light flesh, smoke
|The finished porphyry.|