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Postby Moronguhl » Tue May 15, 2012 4:07 pm

Hi all

Some great articles from a great UK model shop - skip down the page until after the two large pictures and you'll find 4 links. The styrofoam and foamboard ones in particular had some handy advice, particularly like the uneven bricks tip!

http://www.modelshop.co.uk/article/show/128#.T7JvGSc2IUY.facebook
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Postby Uncle Tel » Tue May 15, 2012 6:22 pm

Tried the link came back Web page not found

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Postby chris69 » Tue May 15, 2012 6:37 pm

Thanks,it worked fine for me.great info!

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Re: Foam board Modelling

Postby henrix72se » Tue May 15, 2012 6:56 pm

Uncle Tel wrote:Tried the link came back Web page not found

Tried several links and they all say the same ... :(

Seems all articles are stored in facebook and you need to be a member to see them.

I am among the few on the planet who still refuse to jump on the Facebook train ..

Any chance someone could make a pdf or other copy of it ?

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Postby Trevor Coburn » Tue May 15, 2012 7:46 pm

Have a look here: http://www.modelshop.co.uk/article/show/22


I went from the link that Moronguhl provided , went straight there. I to have resisted the farce book train!


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Postby Mark Goodwin » Tue May 15, 2012 11:06 pm

Dear Moronguhl

What a great find. This will take a lot of effort out of making brick walls and other items. I particularly like the distressed (spalling) brick effect.
Thanks again,
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Postby MT Hopper » Wed May 16, 2012 7:43 am

Thanks Christian, the link worked for me.

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Postby Si » Wed May 16, 2012 8:23 am

Wow! I may never buy textured plasticard again if I can get results like that with foamboard!

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Postby Moronguhl » Wed May 16, 2012 8:33 am

My thoughts exactly. Over huge areas it could be a little time prohibitive but it would be so light and flexible and the costs savings must be pretty big. And no problems with complex brick patterns and lintels. If you can imagine if you can draw it!

Sorry about the Facebook link folks, thanks for finding alternatives.
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Postby david colley jnr » Wed May 16, 2012 11:56 am

I seem to be doing something wrong. Both of those links seem to bring up " web page not found"... And from what has been said, I'm missing out big time. :(

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Postby henrix72se » Wed May 16, 2012 12:45 pm

david colley jnr wrote:I seem to be doing something wrong. Both of those links seem to bring up " web page not found"... And from what has been said, I'm missing out big time. :(

David

You like me did probably go there by using a smartphone or tablet. If you do not know how to tell your browser how to act as desktop, just use another computer.

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Postby Si » Wed May 16, 2012 6:42 pm

Had a go at the technique with the spare bits of foam board that I have. Must be an inferior make compared to that in the link as it is a PITA to get the paper off. You can tear strips but it always leaves a thin layer behind. However, once it's finally off scribing the foam is quite straight forward if you've the patience.

I have a cliff/quarry face to make shortly and I'm going to try it for this.

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Postby PeterH » Wed May 16, 2012 10:23 pm

For standard foamcore (not kapa) I get the paper off by soaking in water for a few minutes, until the paper & glue are mushy; then just rub it off under running water.
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Postby chris69 » Wed May 16, 2012 11:26 pm

Hi,
just did that with a test piece.Got the paper off now drying it in the sun.
well more to come......

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Step 1

Postby chris69 » Fri May 18, 2012 4:27 am

Hi,
just finished my first wall engraving.Tried different types of stone
and really like the result.
Well next step will be the coloring.That will be fun too allowing me to test different colors.
Anyone have any tips on a base color or paint to seal it?

OK the picture:
Image

the distortion is created by the angle it was photographed at.

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Postby Uncle Tel » Fri May 18, 2012 4:20 pm

Did you make some sort of tool to make the indentations?

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Postby chris69 » Sat May 19, 2012 2:43 am

Hi,
no no tool made.Just the end of a coffee stir stick and a pencil.

have a great evening
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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Sat May 19, 2012 4:54 am

Trevor Coburn wrote:Have a look here: http://www.modelshop.co.uk/article/show/22

Hey, this is pretty neat!
Going to have to get back to building the Gn15 :D

I am on Farce Book and am going to be sharing that link with a good dozen people!
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Postby Cross Kitter » Sat May 19, 2012 6:25 pm

I'm confused :? (No change there then :!: ) I thought the curved rock building with columns in the article was made of Styrofoam and not Kappa or similar.
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Postby MrPlantpot » Tue May 22, 2012 8:39 am

Cross Kitter wrote:I'm confused :? (No change there then :!: ) I thought the curved rock building with columns in the article was made of Styrofoam and not Kappa or similar.


You are not confused, you are bewildered. (Italian 13 amp plugs are confused) :oops:
There were four links on the page: one about styrofoam pillars/niche, and another about separated foamboard.
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