Green Stuff World Rolling Pins

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  1. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Just arrived today

    A set of 6 textured rolling pins from Greenstuffworld

    A Plain roller
    Bricks - which looks more like Aslar
    Cobblestones
    Tripple Hex - ornamental sets / driveway, with a section of square blocks with a manhole cover
    Hexagon sets, suitable for drives or decrative floor tiles, with the last 1/3rd being moanholes and steel doors
    Double diamond - checker plate and other industrial features

    Also included was 3 pairs of silicone rings, which fit on to the rollers to act as a standoff from the table surface to give a even thickness - approx 1mm, 3mm & 5mm.



    Paul
     
  2. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    all useful patterns. ill look forward to seeing some samples rolled out to get an idea of the overall scale. :thumbs:
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    And me ......:scratchchin:, need to get some Das (or similar), or foam to give the a try, and post up piccies of the results.

    Paul
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Called in to Hobbycraft and bought some Air drying clay.

    I used the plain roller with 3mm collars fitted to flatten a piece out, then tried a bit with the Double diamond roller (checker plate and hatches)


    The Cobblestone roller


    and the Bricks roller - which looks like random ashlar to me


    The best effect seemed to be on the thinner sections.

    Once dry I will add paint washes and a dry brush highlight.

    Paul
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    The ashlar looks good. retaining walls, bridges, all sorts. the cobbles are not bad either.
     
  6. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    A quick spray of Humbrol gloss black acrylic (only can I had available to hand) and the result is..................

    Cobblestones


    Bricks and Checker plate etc


    Lots of potential

    Paul
     
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  7. Keith M

    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    I had some 'corrugated sheet' Plasticard from this Spanish based firm a while back, good stuff posted quickly and well packed, so a useful seller to know of. These 'rolling pins' seem very effective on Das clay, and looking at their paint range, the bottles are very like the 'Vallejo' ones, also a Spanish firm, maybe made for "Greenstuffworld" to market.
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  8. paul_l

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    Must admit I've been impressed with their products, I bought the 6 pack of rollers for 45euro, which was less than the cost of buying 4, and may buy a couple of more at a later date.

    They are supposed to work with extruded polystyrene HD foam - I've yet to try that.

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