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Author Topic: Brick Wall (using Don Railton's approach)  (Read 50036 times)
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« Reply #60 on: May 18, 2010, 03:07:58 AM »

It's still sitting here in search of the right project. Wink Grin


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« Reply #61 on: May 18, 2010, 04:40:24 AM »

Ok. Thanks. After reading that thread, I was curious to stumble around the net a bit. My gosh that stuff is expensive! Precision Board is a brand name for HDU (High Density Urethane) but everywhere I looked it is much the same. I didn't find anything of a reasonable thickness. In an case, where looking around I ran across 'Castable Rigid Urethane Foam' by Foam-it. It says it's available in 3,5,8,10 and 15-pound densities. I was looking at that and wondering if it might be possible to 'cast your own' sheets. It is certainly a lot more reasonable. They have a 1.9 lb 'trial size' for $25

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« Reply #62 on: May 22, 2010, 09:34:53 PM »

Speaking of old posts and Styrofoam, I was inspired from pictures of a building created by the Danish artist Troels Kirk.  Approximately half of the building was foundation made of block stone.  Unlike Troels’ design, I based my foundation on a stone wall entrance to a golf course about one mile from my home. 

Carving is time consuming but it is a bit faster than placing one brick, then another, then another…

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« Reply #63 on: May 22, 2010, 09:36:45 PM »

More shots.


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« Reply #64 on: May 22, 2010, 09:47:27 PM »

Don --

Thanks for the multiple pix!  The bricks are rotten ... in a rather convincing way ... coloring on the roof shingles is equally impressive.
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« Reply #65 on: May 22, 2010, 10:07:03 PM »

Nice little building!
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« Reply #66 on: May 23, 2010, 02:19:16 AM »

Don, are you in town? Haven't seen anything from you in a long time. Nice work. -- Russ
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« Reply #67 on: May 23, 2010, 04:32:39 AM »

@don .. that building is certainly "Troels Kirk'ish" .. Smiley .. excellent!
Question: Is this the blue/pink styrofoam? and what scale please?
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« Reply #68 on: May 23, 2010, 07:21:08 AM »

Hello Russ - Not in town but in NY.  I have been spending some of my time "re-doing" the cellar (lots of fun).  Maybe I can get out to CA at the end of the year and make another Terrapin meet. 

eTraxx - It is the blue stuff from Lowes.  The scale is 1/32.

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« Reply #69 on: May 23, 2010, 01:26:59 PM »

Don, I meant your town, not mine. Seems like last time you posted you said something about doing some traveling. It's good to see that you also found time to do a little high quality modeling. -- Russ
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« Reply #70 on: May 23, 2010, 07:37:38 PM »

Russ - I do travel on my job about 20 weeks per year in an area that covers from Maine to Washington, DC to Wisconsin.   The frequent flyer miles add up.

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« Reply #71 on: May 23, 2010, 09:58:58 PM »

Don,

I think this came out great. I like the dry-stack ledgestone effect that you have created.

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« Reply #72 on: May 24, 2010, 01:34:36 PM »

Thanks Marc, Ray, Russ and Dallas - I hope this thread continues with some examples from others of carved brick, stone, block etc.   This is another option when working in the larger scales.

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« Reply #73 on: May 24, 2010, 05:45:37 PM »

I suppose this item is tangentially related ... took some cast-foam retaining walls and cut them up to make a "tiny" stone station in 1:35 ... using Magic Sculp to make fill-in stones where the wall sections are dove tailed together.


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« Reply #74 on: May 24, 2010, 11:26:11 PM »

Looking good, Dallas! I like tiny buildings like that. What was the source of the foam walls?
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