Edited by modelmike, 28 March 2012 - 11:36 PM.
"First diorama" ?
Posted 28 March 2012 - 11:35 PM
Posted 29 March 2012 - 12:36 AM
Posted 29 March 2012 - 03:30 AM
Personally I've found a very cheap solution.... check out you neighborhood for abandoned furniture like entertainment units, computer desks, etc., that have prefinished doors, sides or tops. You can usually find a size that suits your dio without cutting them..... but if not, you can cut them down to size with simple hand tools. These are made from a dense chipboard with a laminated paper surface that can be painted and glued with simple white glue from the dollar store. I've used a few now and had no problems with warping even when flooded for landscaping materials. They're usually 5/8" thick and if you're lucky, already have a woodgrained, prefinished edge.... another bonus!
It's what I'm using for my Thomasville hardware store base. And it's FREE!!!
If I see them laying abandoned by the side of the road, I'll pick them up anyway for future use, take off what I need and recycle the rest.
Hope this helps.
Posted 29 March 2012 - 03:46 AM
Both dioramas were built using 1/4 inch Foam Core ........................
Posted 29 March 2012 - 03:57 AM
What kind do you use?
Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:01 AM
Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:12 AM
Gatorboard is great... but expensive!
Another possibility is MDF, but the disadvantage is that you have to actually BUY the stuff....... I like FREE!!!
Posted 29 March 2012 - 02:10 PM
Posted 29 March 2012 - 02:13 PM
As for my experiences on Foam Core , I personally use a Good quality primer after I do any Bondo work first . I think the fact that primer has an ability to protect the overall surface ......... Ed Shaver