I build with Plaster

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bkrenderman
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I build with Plaster

Postby bkrenderman » Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:21 am

I build this stone face on my Layout with just plaster and acrylic colors. hope you like - https://youtu.be/m2SwSfqtjDk

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Mountain
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Re: I build with Plaster

Postby Mountain » Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:30 am

Plaster has been used quite effectively in the past on permanent layouts, especially when mixed with ground colour paints. Isn't that plaster of paris?

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GeraldH
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Re: I build with Plaster

Postby GeraldH » Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:39 am

My roads and rockfaces are generic versions of Polyfilla mixed with black powder paint. If the plaster chips you don't then get a bright white patch.
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My layout: http://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Fo ... hp?t=28854

gppsoftware
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Re: I build with Plaster

Postby gppsoftware » Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:52 am

Plaster gives a very realistic appearance and texture for rock faces and stonework when suitable coloured. I use water colours but it appears that acrylics work just as well.

My work has generally involved stonework:

Tunnel Mouth: http://www.mrol.com.au/Pages/Vu/ModellingaBrunelStyleTunnelMouth

Steel bridge buttresses: http://www.mrol.com.au/Pages/Vu/ModellingaSteelBridge

Viaduct: http://www.mrol.com.au/Pages/Vu/ModellingaViaduct


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