Discussion in 'Specifically for scratch builds' started by York Paul, Sep 6, 2020.
Yep I'd agree... plaster when painted does have a superb sense of realism when painted
Also easy to customise each section (e.g. cracks, chips) without having to create new moulds.
need to get thinking about this one then... I've got the plaster of paris.
My late Dad always used to say "One volunteer is worth ten pressed men", you walked right into that one Andy!
Suggest may be a selection of widths maybe 1, 2 & 4 slabs wide, with a bit of an overhang allowing trimming for angles i.e. to cope with curved platform edges.
Quietly cracking on today marking out stone courses onto the laminates having fitted and fettled doors and windows on the waiting room, it took a bit of working out but now the sides and back walls can be treated similar and painting the stonework can commence proper. Right now I'm just experimenting with different techniques and its far from finished... I'll know when I feel happy with the finished look and colours... mortar pointing is currently highlighted with black powder and ink, it all looks a bit scratchy right now but its only the base tones.
And a block of wood shows us what it will look like with a platform added in.
Fantastic Paul. Immensely impressed. Doors and window frames look good!
thanks Andy, I think the idea of allowing the printed door / window units to "inset" behind a 0.20mm lamination at their edges works and in a way captures the way the real building looked. We will see this better once the correct ashlar stone colouring is toned in and picked out... the challenge being to attempt to make painted plastic appear like natural stone as opposed to something which has just been painted.
The printed water tank Braithwaite panels came today and so I was able to build the header tank up with a floor which fits snugly into the building.
Its starting to look something like now.
Very nice Paul
Looks mighty good when built.
Look forward to the paint version!