Gary Pfeil's scratchbuild

Discussion in 'Competitions & Challenges' started by Gary Pfeil, Jul 13, 2006.

  1. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    Yeah, I know you're right guys. Hopefully the other half will be better, and still look ok with the first half. Have to make a bunch of smaller trees too.
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    jim currie Active Member

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    Gary the tree looks good I know how much time a large tree can take.:) for the trunk i found that acrylic modeling past to make a good looking trunk and stay flexable thats what i used on the trunk of the tree in my pic.

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  3. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    That looks nice Jim, acrylic modeling paste, huh? I do like the Milliput I used as well. I didn't do such a great job of shaping, I just ran an Exacto blade up and down, and the paint job could be better, but I figure I'll improve. Here's a close up.

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    looks good Gray does the millput stay flexable ?
    the acrylic modeling past (they call it medium) is just acrylic medium with granit ot marble dust mixed in to it , the best thing is that it remains flexable the trunk i showed has been bent to a 45 deg anlge without any damage.
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    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Neat!!! Looks Good! :) :) :)
  6. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    Thanks. No, the Milliput does not stay flexible. But it does get very hard, like rock. So I'm not worried about it breaking when "planting". The problem I had with Durhams rock hard water putty was it was brittle, and would break when grasped firmly and pushed into the scenery. The flexible methods I tried, mostly tube type products for gaskets, stayed somewhat flexible, but would be deformed by my finger pressure while planting, and were dificult to carve with trunk detail. And as I recall (many many years ago) they didn't take paint well.