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Author Topic: Brick Wall (using Don Railton's approach)  (Read 50883 times)
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« Reply #75 on: May 24, 2010, 11:48:11 PM »

Hi Ray --

Those were some Scenic Express retaining walls (purportedly HO) that I picked up at a train show -- kept the sku sticker in case I need more:
http://www.sceneryexpress.com/prodinfo.asp?number=FL4151

These are some kind of pressure-cast foam -- and there were some waves (distortions) in some of the stone courses that I had to cut out.  Also, the walls weren't quite tall enough for 1/35, so I cut the pieces for this station from two walls and used the "cap stones" from one to make an ornamental stone band at belt level.  Used an electric scroll saw to cut the walls, and that worked extremely well at making clean cuts in the foam.
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« Reply #76 on: May 25, 2010, 07:03:37 AM »

Dallas - Good job on the corners.  It gets to be a challenge when you have carved brick and you need a seamless transition.  I have slopped joint compound on the edges, allowed it to dry and then started carving.

Don


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« Reply #77 on: May 28, 2010, 07:46:20 AM »

It gets to be a challenge when you have carved brick and you need a seamless transition. 
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Nice job, Dallas....and you're not kidding, Don.  Just to add my 2-cents here, the outcropping of the partially
demolished wall on the right side of this picture was done by cutting individual mat board bricks (1/87th) and
attaching them at a right angle to the ghost wall in the background (...this is the best picture I have of that section):



(PS: This unfinished diorama has been on hold since I stuck my hand through the foreground power lines and poles)
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« Reply #78 on: May 28, 2010, 11:06:48 AM »

Ken ,

    How painful was the electric shock ? Did you need to get treatment for it ?

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« Reply #79 on: May 28, 2010, 11:21:32 AM »

Ken ,

    How painful was the electric shock ? Did you need to get treatment for it ?

  Nick
Of course .. the electro shock .. COULD ... have BEEN the treatment ..
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« Reply #80 on: May 29, 2010, 09:56:47 PM »

Ken - I did a 1/48 building in carved Styrofoam brick but the bricks came out a bit too large for the scale.  I doubt I will ever attempt 1/87.  Your brick looks very convincing in that scale.  It reminds me of Emmanuel Nouaillier's brick buildings. 

I have respect for the kit manufactures who have the skill and patience to carve brick in 1/87.  One of those guys being a member of this group, Dave (DaKra).

Don
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