Skinning Buildings

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Re: Skinning Buildings

Postby Levied Troop » Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:07 pm

You tease, why exactly?

I've used card cut out in a random stone pattern with this stuff plastered over it:

http://modelshop.co.uk/Shop/Item/Foamcoat-500ml/ITM3435

This model was made that way:

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I reckon it'll work over blue foam stuff as well.
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Re: Skinning Buildings

Postby Norton C Wongpower » Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:10 am

Horton W Bangpower wrote:Das is the devil's arse gravy.


I take that back. Finished sealing in my new kitchen worktops last night, silicon sealant is the devil's arse gravy.
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Re: Skinning Buildings

Postby An Absent Humphrey » Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:31 pm

Well, for the next project I have decided to play safe and used milliput.
The main core of the building is from a disc of expanded polystyrene, covered in paper so it has some durability whilst being worked (and because I wasn't sure what I was going to do and it's easier, and less destructive) to glue on paper than the polystyrene).
I smoothed on a thin layer of milliput, pressed pieces of actual stone into to get some texture then used a cocktail stick to inscribe the building stones. Pretty simple and straightforward, really.
Here's work so far. The top part is going to be some kind of shrine with an inscribed pattern like some kind of magic circle. Still not sure exactly what it will look like. I have some Ainsty broken columns that will decorate it as well.

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I've another building to do after this and I'm not sure what and how I'm going to do it. I'd like to expand my horizons so may well look to some of the other ideas recommended here for creating textures.
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Re: Skinning Buildings

Postby --- » Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:36 pm

Les couilles du chien
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Re: Skinning Buildings

Postby DesHanley » Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:02 pm

You might find this site useful, though it's really for model diorama's - you might be able to translate the technique.
https://davidneat.wordpress.com/2013/10 ... -surfaces/
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Re: Skinning Buildings

Postby --- » Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:37 pm

DesHanley wrote:https://davidneat.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/model-making-basics-creating-surfaces/


Bookmarked 8)
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Re: Skinning Buildings

Postby Kes » Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:21 pm

And bookmarked again. Now I can't decide between cork & tetrion or 'mangled' foamcore for some Afghan buildings :(
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Re: Skinning Buildings

Postby freakinacage » Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:19 pm

Damn I had forgotten how good that blog is
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