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Discussion in 'G / O / S Scale Model Trains' started by N Gauger, Sep 19, 2004.
If you want a really neat effect for a rocky wall. Pick a good Vertical place.
Then, as we said before, go scavenging around the kitchen & grab some aluminum foil
The foil should be 4" larger than the width & height of your prospective scenery.
Mostly because, when you carefully "wrinkle it" it gets smaller.
Now again carefully position the foil in place & staple it where it belongs without leaving any "seam holes" - this took 10 staples.
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.
and of course, I have to see what it would look like with the "fire" burning & it being dark..
Mikey, excellent photo's and excellent work :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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:
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
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!
That's a cool idea!
Yeah Andy - I might do that elsewhere I'm still not done here yet
Thanks to both you & Ralph