stucco

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by stary, Mar 28, 2004.

  1. stary

    stary Member

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    there is an article on the trains.com website about applying drywall compound to a building to repressent stucco. Has anyone tried this? If so, can you apply decals to it?
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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    I used scenic paste (like the Woodland Scenics jar) to do some stucco on a half timbered building. I found that my crude smoothing skills looked like some older buildings.
  3. spitfire

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    I used spackle on the back of a building to get a stucco effect, then painted it with Polyscale "aged concrete". A bit of carelessness applying the spackle gives the look of the stucco wearing off here and there.

    Val

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  4. belg

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    I'm wondering if a light coat of grout would not better represent stucco?Or paint with some fine sand mixed in.
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    ezdays Out AZ way

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    I'm not sure that any sand in the mix would not result in stucco that was too rough looking for any scale.
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    cidchase Active Member

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    Don, I think you're exactly right.:)

    Val, that's one perfect effect!! Love that scene :thumb:

    Stary, give the decal a try, use setting solution to
    apply, and dullcote to seal, should be OK, I think??:D
  7. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

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    have used a very fine grain sand and a bud uses of all things corn meal in regular house paint to get a pleasing stucco effect in HO:)
    Val love te pic:thumb:
  8. belg

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    Guys, I think it depends on the type of stucco your looking for, as Jim said he's used the technique and I have read about it so it must have some merit. I lived in a house in Montana that had what looked like popcorn texture in the stucco, kind of like on the ceiling in hi rise buildings.Pat