Painting and Installing retaining walls

Discussion in 'Walls, paths, roads etc' started by Gary, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. Gary

    Gary Will the real Gary please stand up... Staff Member Administrator

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    For those who are modelling retaining walls in air drying clay (Das or similar) or plaster, may find this link useful. I have used this technique on my sons layout and it works a treat !

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPfR9JD4Zkk

    A couple of pics from my own attempts on cast and scribed plaster, from 4.5 years ago...

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    This could be used on Townstreet models as well. :thumbup:

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  2. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Fantastic video Gary.

    I use the same painting technique on the Townstreet stuff.

    One thing, once you have all the base coats on. Let the paint dry totally and then emerge the whole thing in a bowl of Luke warm water with a touch of washing up liquid in it. Shake of the excess water then apply a small brush loaded with your mortar colour, the washing up liquid speeds the painting of the mortar coats.

    The paint will race through the mortar coats.

    First class how too, thanks for sharing.

    Toto
     

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