Skinning Buildings

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Re: Skinning Buildings

Postby freakinacage » Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:11 pm

I'd go for the blue foam. Paint over with exterior wall paint which has a vinyl like finish and not only is tough as nuts, seals the foam. paint normally after that. Should take a kicking
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Re: Skinning Buildings

Postby Skipp » Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:19 pm

I'm tempted by stone - as Ian has suggested - and at some point that's what I'll do.

However I'm about to embark on further ruins for my ancient & ruined city project, And I'm going to go for milliput again, just like last time - only this time it's not going to be a tower.

You mentioned 3 packs - I reckon you could do loads with that many packs, so long as you don't bulk out the cladding too much.

As a reminder - this is what I did last time:

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Re: Skinning Buildings

Postby geronimo » Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:36 pm

Still wish you'd made that castable.... :froth:
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Re: Skinning Buildings

Postby Skipp » Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:37 pm

geronimo wrote:Still wish you'd made that castable.... :froth:


I could do another?
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Re: Skinning Buildings

Postby geronimo » Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:28 pm

Chop chop....
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Re: Skinning Buildings

Postby Skipp » Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:47 pm

geronimo wrote:Chop chop....


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Re: Skinning Buildings

Postby Klingsor » Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:04 pm

Nice tower.

The book is:
Making Rural Buildings For Model Railways
By David Weight
Crowood Press.

I like it a lot, the Das thing is only one of the methods used.
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Re: Skinning Buildings

Postby WillieB » Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:13 am

A Chaotic Humphrey wrote:Right chaps, would appreciate some advice and comments before I embark upon a building project.

I am going to be making some buildings, using foamboard. Thing is, I want a stone-built finish which leads me to my question - what's best to skin the foam board with before scribing a stone effect on it?

I am fed up with using ready-mix pollyfilla type materials - it's too brittle and chips very easily. That's pretty much out.

Which leaves me with two options - either car body filler or milliput.

Any other thoughts or ideas?


If you mix Polyfilla with PVA glue (50/50%) and a little water you end up with a mixture that, when dried, could survive a nuclear explosion.
Problem it dries a lot more rapidly than straight Polyfilla (I use Porion). Working time about 15 mins.
Advantages : dip the surface with a small sponge for an adobe effect. Scribe in stones with a err.. scriber and press rough bark to the surfaces to simulate rough stones. Smooth with water.
Adheres to anything including fingers, beards, cats and clothing.
Won't chip. Ever.
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Re: Skinning Buildings

Postby Etranger2 » Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:48 am

Add some paint in the appropriate stone colour to that mix and it doesn't matter if it does chip. I use something similar for basing.
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Re: Skinning Buildings

Postby Norton C Wongpower » Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:07 pm

Das is the devil's arse gravy.
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