Scenery in G - Rocky Cave wall

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  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    If you want a really neat effect for a rocky wall. Pick a good Vertical place.

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    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Then, as we said before, go scavenging around the kitchen & grab some aluminum foil :D

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    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    The foil should be 4" larger than the width & height of your prospective scenery. :)

    Mostly because, when you carefully "wrinkle it" it gets smaller.

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    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Now again carefully position the foil in place & staple it where it belongs without leaving any "seam holes" - this took 10 staples. :)

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    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    When you are satisfied that the Little Palstic Hobos are happy with their new back wall :) :) tell them to stand aside & spray the foil with whatever color paint you want to. Remember, you will be detailing it with a brush - or air brush later. The only reason for the paint is to make it sturdier when you do paint it.

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    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    and of course, I have to see what it would look like with the "fire" burning & it being dark.. :D :D

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    Mikey, excellent photo's and excellent work :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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    Looks good N Gauger. My only question is, is the foil stiff enough to to withstand an accidental bump without deforming? Does the paint make it solid enough? If so, it would add a whole new dimension to scenicing. :thumb: :cool:
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    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Good Question :) No it isn't - it should be used where it will not get accidently bumped into by trains, car loads or humans :( The paint does make it more rigid & stable, but nowhere near even the rigidity of posterboard. If you want to use it somewhere like that - you should use a backing - like cardboard, posterboard or even paper mache' and cover it with the aluminum foil. :) This is just for "looks" nothing permanant.

    That's why I planned to use this near the rear of the layout, where I hardly ever venture :)
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    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Your Welcome
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    Great idea again Mikey. I have read to line the inside of your tunnel. Are you going to do that too. Could give some good specail effects!

    Andy
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    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    That's a cool idea!
    Ralph
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    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Yeah Andy - I might do that elsewhere :) I'm still not done here yet :)

    Thanks to both you & Ralph :D :D