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Re: A Background Structure
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2017, 09:01:02 AM »
Thanks Guys!

Sorry this thread is a bit fallow - I'm a bad modeler in that I skip around a lot.  :o  As I state at the beginning this thread the structure is part of a 7-foot background town scene on a switching layout I'm building. I move from one thing to the next  sort of building up layers of detail as I go.

Doesn't look much different...

I did get the side walls done.  ???

In answer to your question Rich (aka Pennman), no I did not brace the chipboard. I figured since the chipboard was about a tenth of an inch thick, and I was using wood for the framing, I'd be okay. But no...

There's a slight bow in the walls. :P I've got them under weights to flatten them out a bit. Then I'll brace the darn things. So yeah you probably want to brace your project.



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Re: A Background Structure
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2017, 10:19:04 AM »
Thanks for your reply. I do brace most of my projects for the purpose you mentioned. With applying A& I to walls it matters the most as in the amount of wetness to wood, common sense.
Most of you guys weather your wood before beginning to build, but on some occasions I build first, then apply the weathering. It is determined by what I'm weathering with.  If it's pan pastels, it doesn't matter. If I use Hunterline stains it usually doesn't warp. I have been using chip board on the interior of hydrocal walls lately and there's no need to brace with wood at all. The chip board acts as it's own bracing.
Just my $.02


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