styrofoam rockwork

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by t. alexander, Oct 18, 2002.

  1. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    Andy, I just learned how to crop, I'm open for lessons on how to black out!

    Gary
  2. t. alexander

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    That rock face looks great! Gary.
    Nice clear photo too. I'm going to have to do something about my camera situation one day.

    t.
  3. Gary Pfeil

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    Thanks T, I had forgotten about the idea of using foam for rocks, because that one was the only one I've done, and all I did was paint it. I have a 20' long cliff to make and had planned on using plaster, figuring I wouldn't be able to get foam to look right, I thought I had just been lucky. Reading your procedure has made me decide to try foam first. And makes me feel more confident it will work out well.

    Gary
  4. t. alexander

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    Gary is that 20' in 1:1 scale? WOW!
    Here's a couple of more pic's taken of the other side of the creek:D One of them shows the boulders in the creek bed that were "made" in about ten seconds (not that time is an issue) but just to emphasize how effertless they were to make. I just snapped of bit's of foam and chose the best looking one's.

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    t. alexander Member

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    and the other,

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    t. alexander Member

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    oop's same pic twice:confused: oh well you get the picture:D

    t.
  7. Gary Pfeil

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    T, Yes, 20'. It's for the section which represents the 4 track main along the Hudson. But it's a few years away as I've decided it makes more sense to finish the upper level before doing more scenery on the lower level. Your rocks are coming along nicely!

    Gary
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    They look so good it's not bad seeing them twice, t! :D :D :D

    Sis you notice UJS has been dead :(
  9. t. alexander

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    Gary, judging from your skill I'm sure it will look great. Come to think of it, my new layout will be centered around turn of the century urban heavy construction and deep cut excavation so I guess i'll have some long runs of rocky face's too.

    t.
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    Sis you notice UJS has been dead :( [/B][/QUOTE]

    Jon, thanks for the compliment.
    I peek in on the jeepin side every now and then but don't really have anything worth gabbing about other than it made to work and home once again without getting spanked by "sledgy":D

    t.