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crazypotter
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Platforms

Postby crazypotter » Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:58 pm

Hi all. I plan to scratch build my own platforms using a foam/insulation board as the base. As for the surface I was considering a poundshop filler, however I have since thought about using sculptamould which I haven't used before. Would be grateful if any of you guys could advise particularly if you have done this yourselves. Many thanks.

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stuartp
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Re: Platforms

Postby stuartp » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:08 pm

Scupltamould is great for uneven surfaces but even decrepit platforms will appear reasonably smooth once scaled down.

Assuming you're not working in a scale larger than 'O' (where texture shows up a bit more) card painted grey, with a bit of pepper or talc dropped into the wet paint is as much relief as you need.

If you were modelling the rutted and churned up entrance to a field Scupltamould would be suitable.
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Re: Platforms

Postby Bufferstop » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:21 pm

For a gravel finished platform choose a suitable sheet of abrasive paper. Edge with card and lay individual card slabs for the bit in front of the building.
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Re: Platforms

Postby GeraldH » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:41 pm

I have used enamel paint mixed with fine sand in the past. I have also used polyfilla mixed with black powder paint, which I also use for roads. Adding black powder paint means that if the surface is chipped later on, you don't get a glaring white spot.
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