making mountains and hills

bnfan99 Apr 24, 2000

  1. bnfan99

    bnfan99 Guest

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    i am currently on the decaration phase on my modules and was wondering how anyone makes decent looking mountains and jagged rock edges that look real?my modules will have the branch line going into and out of a mountain and i would like to get the carved look out of it. any replys would be helpfull. thanks

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  2. Robin Matthysen

    Robin Matthysen Passed Away October 17, 2005 In Memoriam

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    Hi BNfan99, I usually make hills, mountains and cliffs by starting with a cardboard web. I glue the cardboard together using a hot glue gun then hold the joints with a clothes pegs. Next, the area is coated with plaster dipped paper towels. Once this hardens, I plaster it with a floor levelling plaster sold at most hardware stores. It is real easy to shape the plaster with a knife and a paint brush. I mix it quite stiff.
    I have done some rock molding with paster of paris as well. Molds can be found at most hobby stores. Hope this helps.

    Robin http://members.xoom.com/Matthyro/index.html
     
  3. porkypine52

    porkypine52 TrainBoard Member

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    Try expanded foam board. For a module it keeps the weight down. There have been articles in all the Model Railroad Magazines about using foam and how to work it. There are several different books on using foam for scenery. I have been playing around with foam for a while now and know that I will never go back to plaster based scenery. MODEL RAILROADER Magazine had a series of articles on a guy who was building his whole layout of foam board. He used a wood frame work for some support, but the rest of the layout was foam board.

    Let's Go Run Trains!
    MARK

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    bnfan99 Guest

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    thanks a lot guys
     

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