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#1 livewire147

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 08:28 AM

How do you guys get your painted walls of your model garage to look like plywood?

#2 vypurr59

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 09:15 AM

Mine are photos, printed and glued to the inside walls, a little balsa wood to trim out and some blending paint.



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:28 PM

Midwest Products makes plywood as thin as 1/64", so you could use the real McCoy.

 

http://www.midwestpr...ch_Plywood.aspx



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 02:05 PM

In general, balsa is usually too coarse-grained to look really right if presented as wood in most scales. Birch, poplar, walnut and other very fine-grained woods, which are the basis of the plywoods that Joe Smythe (southpier) refers to are much better. Because of its close grain, I also prefer basswood to balsa for boards in most scales.


Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 20 June 2013 - 02:10 PM.


#5 livewire147

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 02:10 AM

Thanks guys. I'm working on making a garage diorama.