35038Re: The CarZtenbahn LIVES!
- Sep 1, 2005--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Peter Ibbotson" <yahoo@i...> wrote:
> Nicely done, however I have one question:Fire away, Peter!
> The Woodland scenics water looks good but what is underneath it? Isjust
> Styrofoam, plaster cloth, a layer of paint (what sort? Acrylic?)then the
> water?You can see the styrofoam in the previous pictures. I simply added a
couple of layers of plaster cloth over these bits and pieces, then
used a simple latex (water based) paint to color the riverbed. I had
visions of adding tallus for rocks, but found the appearence to be
unrealistic, so I simply poured the mixture right into the basin. I
started a bit above and behind the bridge and let the flow around the
bridge piers. The result looks quite good, though by no means
perfect. Still, it represents a low spot with some standing water
> I'm just about to need to start adding water to my layout thisweekend with
> a bit of luck but I've been a bit worried about whatever I useescaping out.
The stuff dries pretty quickly, so there is little chance of seeping
into the cloth. One word of caution: The mixture cools and hardens
very rapidly. If you have a way of heating your *disposable*
container very close to the layout, so much the better. Heat it
until it begins to smoke, then immediately pour into your riverbed /
basin / lakebed.
> Both plaster cloth and the woodland scenics water I can get overthe weekend
> and use to get this bit done.The ease of procurement of materials is one reason why I used the
materials I did! Good luck!
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