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Old 09-29-2019, 10:35 AM   #1
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Plaster cloth alternatives

Been a while on here.
So my layout has been on hold but going to start again soon.
Only 32x80 door with 2 inch foam. Risers around 2 loops.
Plaster cloth mountain on one end.
I started plaster cloth an a-lot of the risers, but having to move I found it was getting heavy. I now live in a basement apt.
Is there something else that is lightweight for when I need to get back up stairs and out ?
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Old 09-29-2019, 11:07 AM   #2
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Scales Modeled: Heavily into semiscale 0-27 with a few scale 0 and some older HO, S, N, and one G and Z scale set.
MI-toys, for easily creating extrememly lightweight but sturdy hills and mountains check out a product from Woodland Scenics called Shaper Sheet.
There are numerous YouTube videos about it.
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Old 09-29-2019, 01:57 PM   #3
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Old 09-29-2019, 08:46 PM   #4
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Thank you both very much
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Old 09-29-2019, 09:21 PM   #5
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Old school.
Aluminum window screen; bent, wrinkled to shape
Paper shop towels (auto parts store, these have no pattern embossed)
White glue and water.
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Old 09-29-2019, 09:21 PM   #6
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Glad I could be of some assistance. That's what this forum is about - helping one another when possible irregardless of the scale, all encompassing and nondiscriminatory. All scales are important to those who model them!
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Old 09-30-2019, 09:57 AM   #7
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Old school.
Aluminum window screen; bent, wrinkled to shape
Paper shop towels (auto parts store, these have no pattern embossed)
White glue and water.
I will find vids on this too, thanks

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Glad I could be of some assistance. That's what this forum is about - helping one another when possible irregardless of the scale, all encompassing and nondiscriminatory. All scales are important to those who model them!
Thanks, I feel bad always asking and not being helpful to others.
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Old 10-03-2019, 03:04 PM   #8
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Try Sculptamold. I haven't used it much yet but it's light.
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Old 10-11-2019, 10:40 PM   #9
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Try Sculptamold. I haven't used it much yet but it's light.
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Old 11-03-2019, 10:22 PM   #10
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Sculptamold seems to work fairly well and rather easy to work with at least if you’re using foam to do the primary build up of the land scape them using it to finish off the terrain. I have used the chicken wire with newspaper method too where the plaster cloth is almost a must. Depending on how you want your terrain set up is gonna depict the correct product to use
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