bricks

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Cactus, Jul 8, 2002.

  1. Cactus

    Cactus Member

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    I probably just reinvented the wheel, but here goes. I'm just beginning the scratchbuilding business.

    I built this structure from balsa wood, but wanted it to be brick. Adobe Illustrator has a brick texture as a standard feature. I filled a rectangle with the texture, imported it to Photoshop and printed it on inkjet photo paper at a reduced size (to make the bricks the right size). I had to do the Photoshop import because I haven't figured out how to make Illlustrator reduce the size of the bricks.

    A spray with Dullcote keeps it from being shiny.

    Now, if I can find a stone texture....

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  2. Catt

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    I think thats the fun part of kit bashing scratchbuilding (reinventing the wheel that is :D )

    Nuther part is after you've reinvented it is telling how you did it so others can learn then do their own reinventing.
  3. Tyson Rayles

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    Pretty neat idea Cactus! :cool:
  4. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Very well done Catus, nice looking structure.
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  5. rich maiorano

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  6. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Great strucure Cactus. What kind of glue did you use to attach the paper to the building?
  7. Cactus

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    Thanks for the link, Rich. I'll take a look.

    I glued the bricks on with rubber cement. I expect that it won't be permanent, but it's what I had at the time. I needed something that wasn't water based because the bricks are from an ink jet printer.