Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:32 AM
Posted 28 August 2012 - 07:15 AM
..Joe, the only foam board I know of is the kind with the paper backing which has to be removed to scribe the foam. You could use rigid insulation foam board, the kind found at big box hardware stores but the thinnest I could find around here was 1 inch thick and only comes in 4x8 sheets. As for the hobby foam board, the paper backing has to be removed on the side that your going to scribe the brick on. Some brands the backing can be peeled right off with ease. But the brand I got (Elmers) has to be dampened with water to loosen the glue. First I cut the desired size I need then put it in a pan of water for about 15 minutes. The paper backing comes off with no problems. Let it dry thoroughly then scribe away....
Posted 08 September 2012 - 10:16 AM
I gotta ask about the lights...I bought a pair of shades from you for my dio and would love to light them. Is the info on the functioning lights back in an earlier part of the thread? If so, I'll go looking. If not, do tell!!
I love the diorama. Like you, I don't really think mine will ever really be "done"!
Posted 08 September 2012 - 02:54 PM
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 10:40 AM
Posted 12 September 2012 - 01:51 PM
Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:17 PM
...thanks Michel...glad to have inspired you..be sure to post picks of your new project what ever it may be....
...Vaughn...the bricks average out to about 8x3 in 1/25 scale....I did some test runs on scrap foam pieces of various sizes and I just liked they way these looked.
Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:30 PM
Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:21 PM
Hopefully! Cant wait!
i'll bet there's an update coming soon
Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:19 AM
Holy carp! Can't believe I missed this one...outstanding work. You've added a significant amount to the ol' ideas list for the build I'm starting to work up to.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:46 AM
Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:33 AM
you really inspired me to begin building a dio myself and so i did a couple of moths back and i also have a topic about mine here..
thnx for the inspiration
Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:08 PM
Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:13 PM
Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:28 PM
OK, just how do you get the road grime in there? Mostly the whites etc.
Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:52 AM
..thanks Hollywood Jim and Joe!
....Mark, the weathering was done with flat black and rust paints and powders. First I painted the brake assm. with flat black. Then used 3 different rust colors, dabbing them on with a stiff brush. For the grime I used Bragdon Powders. They come individually or in a multi-pack. The multi-pack has 12 different colored powders so you can achieve just about any effect you would like. Here's the address for the powders in case you want them or need more information.....www.bragdonent.com