The finishing of laser cut timber building products

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  1. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    I'm seeing a number of layouts recently with laser etched timber construction and wondering what processes have been used in finishing them.In particular the painting of brick and mortar courses.

    I am ok with the process for the plaster cast Townstreet buildings but not so confident on the laser cut timber.

    Can anybody shine a little light on the materials they gave used along with the staged processes adopted to get a favourable result.

    I have some L cut creative and timber cut products fir the future. Also, did you paint prior to assembly ?

    Thanks

    Toto
     
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    Steve Fay did a tutorial a while back on painting and weathering one of Intentio's buildings.
    He recommended spraying it with grey primer as the base coat. This would act as a seal for the building for the rest of the painting process. I would hunt down his post for a start.

    Pete.
     
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    Thanks Pete

    I'll have a look for it. A good starting point.

    Toto
     
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    Pages 33 and 34 on his Building Laser cut buildings and dioramas thread, just had a shufty.

    Pete.
     
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    In building section I presume. I'll look again.

    Cheers

    Toto
     
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    Found it ..... I used the search tool. First time in 5 years. Handy thing. You would think I would have known that by now. :avatar:
     
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    The primer will also mask the sealing effect that PVA can have on the MDF, stopping the paint from soaking in the same as the non effected areas.
    You could also try bauxite priner for red brick areas

    Paul
     
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    I've a;ways covered my Lcut builds in Scalescenes brick paper, though they're only oo gauge ... but maybe a combo of paint and paper

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    And to very good effect Ian. I had forgot about that option. Worth a ponder.

    Thanks for the comments so far chaps.

    Toto
     
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    it saves weathering too
     
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    I spray mine with white car spray and use mainly artist acrylic paints. I have tried as an experiment using oil pastels to colour my station building. Took longer to dry than l thought but was pleased with the results, some pictures on Terrington St John in layouts. For timber effects l have used water colours as they soak in to the structure quicker and some subtle effects can be created.
     
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    After doing last years box file challenge, I always said that the actual design that was made would, with a few small alterations, make a great O gauge model.

    I think one chap on here started doing so, but not seen any updates recently.
    Would be great scaled up and wood cut. Corrugation was half the covering, some bits brick.. :scratchchin:
     
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    Here is a laser cut HR shed from Pop Up Designs, breathed on and covered with a wallpaper type paper with a good texture finish. Roof is straight from the kit. 20200729_010847.jpg
     
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    Nice!
     
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    The finish looks very convincing. Thanks for the link.
     
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    For speed I was going to use Scalescenes paper but came across this one- much better IMO. They have a range of finishes in several scales and are reasonably priced if you are keen on building. I'll go in to it more on my thread once I get a bit of time - some interesting HR and GNSR architecture appearing...
     
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