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Making buildings

Posted by steve_pickstock on 27 Feb 2016, 22:02

Does anyone make buildings using foam to make the outside walls? I mean the polystyrene foam in foam core board or blue poystyrene.

So the question is do you treat the surface of the polystyrene to protect it whie you're painting it, or once the building is finished? I want to try this and was thinking I might painting epoxy on it to stop it getting dented, any thoughts?
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Posted by santifernandez on 27 Feb 2016, 22:16

styrene if it is good material to build and support paint and oils but first you have to prime a couple of layers.
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Posted by davbenbak1 on 02 Mar 2016, 19:43

You might want to check out this blog
http://drewtheirplansagainstus.blogspot ... eyard.html
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Posted by steve_pickstock on 03 Mar 2016, 08:14

Yeah gesso, is a good idea, and thinned down wall filler. However I am still inclined towards a coat of five minute epoxy as I have used that before on another project, thanks for the link though.
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Posted by davbenbak1 on 03 Mar 2016, 15:44

I think I might try the Martha Stewart texture spray to do some buildings that would double for both Napoleonic Spain and Renaissance Italy.
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Posted by steve_pickstock on 03 Mar 2016, 20:56

There are several types on the market, Games Workshop used to do one. As I remember the essential thing to do is keep the nozzle clean because unlike other spray paints the textured spray clogs the nozzle.
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Posted by Paul on 03 Mar 2016, 21:24

I suppose it depends on what type of building you are looking at making, an Adobe house, wooden framed one, a wooden one, modern 20th cent ?
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Posted by steve_pickstock on 04 Mar 2016, 17:32

I was thinking of using some of the techniques developed by Emmanuel Nouailliers - where you remove one of the paper skins and work the polystyrene beneath. Not sure what I'm going to do yet, probably just a couple of test shots, but they could end of as Normandy buildings or late Medieval/17th Century yet, see how it goes.

http://emmanuelnouaillierartworks.blogspot.co.uk/
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Posted by davbenbak1 on 26 Mar 2016, 17:11

Coincidentally, there have been quite a few posting on TMP (The Miniatures Page) about scratch building using foam or mat board. You can check either their "Scratch Building" or "Terrain" forums.
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