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rpdylan

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Card-stock Scratch-build
« on: May 01, 2017, 06:25:06 PM »
Ok, I dont know how this is going to come out, 
     Its a copy of an FSM kit--- I am only going by photos so the measurements are different

Here goes:
Card-stock is cut and Liquitex stucco is applied with a stippling brush.....
Bob C.

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Re: Card-stock Scratch-build
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2017, 06:37:15 PM »
Bob,

Interesting, I'll be following along.

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Re: Card-stock Scratch-build
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2017, 06:56:26 PM »
Yeah Tom,
     Really looks like crap right now, but I have faith..... ha ha!
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Re: Card-stock Scratch-build
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2017, 07:17:32 PM »
Be sure to brace it heavily!  Looks like you're off to a good start with the stucco.


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Re: Card-stock Scratch-build
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2017, 08:51:30 PM »
you're right about that Dave!  I really like the Liquitex Stucco, I put a coat on, let it dry, then a second coat to hit any bare spots.....I like a finer texture so as not to be too out of scale.
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Re: Card-stock Scratch-build
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2017, 08:47:24 AM »
This is what I ended up with after my stucco application and some aged concrete paint....
Bob C.

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Re: Card-stock Scratch-build
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2017, 08:52:49 AM »
Bob,
Looking good so far.  I'll be following along.
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Re: Card-stock Scratch-build
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2017, 05:52:42 PM »
this what the walls look like....
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Re: Card-stock Scratch-build
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2017, 06:43:16 PM »
Nice work Bob.
I'll have to try that Liquitex Stucco.
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Re: Card-stock Scratch-build
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2017, 07:02:02 PM »
I like the stuff Rich.
    I practiced a while back when I did my lighthouse... you can put this stuff on thick if you spread it but I prefer to stipple it on with a stencil brush, going back over it after it dries with a second application. I find that if put on too thick, it looks out of scale for HO. Even though seeing any kind of texture would probably be "out of scale", I feel it looks much better without too rough of a texture.  I used it for the concrete retaining wall on my Cartwright's Scratchbuild- it works great for this also.
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Re: Card-stock Scratch-build
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2017, 07:36:50 AM »
Hi Bob C.

this looks very interesting. I'll be following along.

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Re: Card-stock Scratch-build
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2017, 08:20:44 AM »
Sounds like a fun challenge for yourself.....I'll be watching.  :)
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Re: Card-stock Scratch-build
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2017, 10:22:32 AM »
     A little tip here:

     When doing shingles- on a roof or a wall- do what is done in the real workd by adding a little "starter strip" before the first course of shingles. (I used a strip  of construction paper cut to about half the width of the shingle )This will lift the shingle's bottom edge and better the appearance.  By doing this on my walls, I get the first course of shingles to bump out beyond the stucco ever so slightly.
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Re: Card-stock Scratch-build
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2017, 05:38:20 PM »
started putting some of the walls together. I shingled the entire side of one of the walls, forgetting that half of it is going to be hidden....duh....
Bob C.

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Re: Card-stock Scratch-build
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2017, 09:01:27 AM »
been away from the workbench due to work, not a really exciting photo, but did a bit more on this project....
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