Messin' around with groundwork,practicing for the Elbe dio

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Messin' around with groundwork,practicing for the Elbe dio

Joined: February 16th, 2008, 3:20 pm

March 18th, 2017, 12:45 am #1

The walls of the cottage are my first attempt at using the balsa foam. I used the soft stuff. Big mistake. WAY too soft,fragile and I am not a fan of the fuzzy surface. Live and learn. The foundation is done with my old standby....plaster. Lots of paper stuff and some PE. Tiles cast in resin.
This is about 1/2 done. Mr Cat came by to inspect.









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Joined: February 10th, 2013, 6:54 pm

March 18th, 2017, 4:10 am #2

Followed this one on 'the other site...'. Nice job overall, and pretty labourus do to those rooftiles to!
Why balsa foam and not trying this with bleu foam? Wanted to try something different don't you ....

Gr Erik

Ps we are doing the same civilian girl, but mine is/will be total different. Will soon post it!
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Joined: July 14th, 2001, 10:12 pm

March 18th, 2017, 7:56 am #3

Hi Jerry
I am a honest man and have to say - no this is not working in the level you use to make. The house with that rough Surface dont work ! The Wood dont work for me at all. Why dont you work in real material ???
Sorry , but otherwise its a party for the eyes to look at your Creations. The house Surface ..no Jerry !!

Mirko
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Joined: May 16th, 2009, 9:02 am

March 18th, 2017, 10:11 am #4

The walls of the cottage are my first attempt at using the balsa foam. I used the soft stuff. Big mistake. WAY too soft,fragile and I am not a fan of the fuzzy surface. Live and learn. The foundation is done with my old standby....plaster. Lots of paper stuff and some PE. Tiles cast in resin.
This is about 1/2 done. Mr Cat came by to inspect.









I don't know what you call it on your side of the pond, but in Merry England it's known as wattle and daub. I've seen a few old dilapidated cottages where the daub is starting to fall away, and it looked just like this.
BTW. With that cat's tail in the air like that and the semi squat position that it's taken up, I'd be a bit worried about what it's going to do next!!

John.
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Joined: June 15th, 2013, 2:21 pm

March 18th, 2017, 10:54 am #5

The walls of the cottage are my first attempt at using the balsa foam. I used the soft stuff. Big mistake. WAY too soft,fragile and I am not a fan of the fuzzy surface. Live and learn. The foundation is done with my old standby....plaster. Lots of paper stuff and some PE. Tiles cast in resin.
This is about 1/2 done. Mr Cat came by to inspect.









Amazing ground work Jerry!!!!
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Joined: May 19th, 2013, 4:59 am

March 18th, 2017, 1:14 pm #6

Hi Jerry
I am a honest man and have to say - no this is not working in the level you use to make. The house with that rough Surface dont work ! The Wood dont work for me at all. Why dont you work in real material ???
Sorry , but otherwise its a party for the eyes to look at your Creations. The house Surface ..no Jerry !!

Mirko
same texture as the walls...basswood or balsa would have represented better...
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Joined: May 13th, 2014, 7:06 pm

March 18th, 2017, 1:38 pm #7

The walls of the cottage are my first attempt at using the balsa foam. I used the soft stuff. Big mistake. WAY too soft,fragile and I am not a fan of the fuzzy surface. Live and learn. The foundation is done with my old standby....plaster. Lots of paper stuff and some PE. Tiles cast in resin.
This is about 1/2 done. Mr Cat came by to inspect.









I love the different varieties of plants - the bushes look very realistic. Your cat looks fluffier and more well-fed than mine!
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Joined: February 16th, 2008, 3:20 pm

March 18th, 2017, 2:04 pm #8

Followed this one on 'the other site...'. Nice job overall, and pretty labourus do to those rooftiles to!
Why balsa foam and not trying this with bleu foam? Wanted to try something different don't you ....

Gr Erik

Ps we are doing the same civilian girl, but mine is/will be total different. Will soon post it!
happy with the balsa foam. Too soft and too fuzzy. I have in the past made plaster to look way more like wood and other things. This works for the plaster but not the wood. Thanks for the kind words though.
J
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Joined: February 16th, 2008, 3:20 pm

March 18th, 2017, 2:05 pm #9

Hi Jerry
I am a honest man and have to say - no this is not working in the level you use to make. The house with that rough Surface dont work ! The Wood dont work for me at all. Why dont you work in real material ???
Sorry , but otherwise its a party for the eyes to look at your Creations. The house Surface ..no Jerry !!

Mirko
"cut it". I am used to working with plaster and also wood sometimes. This is new for me. I like the stucco part here but the wood,not so much.
As usual,we agree.
J
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Joined: February 16th, 2008, 3:20 pm

March 18th, 2017, 2:06 pm #10

same texture as the walls...basswood or balsa would have represented better...
I hear ya. Learning lesson.
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