Dioramas: Buildings & Ruins
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Brick and cinder block walls
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Illinois, United States
Joined: March 18, 2006
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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2007 - 08:54 AM UTC
I have a desire to make (undamaged) brick and cinder block walls. Is there some sort of sheeting material that can be placed over a solid backing such as plastic, basswood, etc. and then painted? Thanks.
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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2007 - 11:06 AM UTC
Yes. You'll want to visit a hobby shop for this. Evergreen or plastruct (I forget which) makes a variety of brick-patterned sheet and stone-patterned sheet. You really need to see the sheets to pick the size you want. I personally find the stone patterns unconvincing, but that's just me.

I make my walls by making a shell of the brick sheet plus beams inside to give it depth, then more brick sheet 'skin' on the inner face. I then layer on smooth sheet in places where I want the interior plaster intact. Sounds harder than it is. I am preparing an article for AMPS Boresight on this who method...it is very easy and gives you the exact building configuration you want.

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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2007 - 11:25 PM UTC
Tom, Danny's right Plastruct makes relief sheets of cinder blocks, dressed brick, rough brick, stone block, etc. They also have exterior wall sheets [ clapboard, etc. ] and roof sheets. The sheets are about 7" ? 8" x 11". They come in 1/24th, 1/48th and 1/35th scales.