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 Posted: Thu Dec 15th, 2016 02:44 am
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I have no idea how it will react on high moisture, but a polyester as what I use has not so much effect I think.
And the new cutter can do thicker materials, maybe also thin plastic.
For that part it's try and error.

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 Posted: Thu Dec 15th, 2016 12:03 pm
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You can use lacquer to impregnate cardboard.
When I was a boy I built a whole boat model that way and it withstood all the tests and trials in real water I carried out with it.
Small parts can be impregnated and stiffened by super glue - my window frames are all treated with it.




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Helmut--

There are times when the old ways still work well, and this is one of them.
I would rather work with card -- multiple ply Strathmore© available in art supply stores -- than most other materials.
But I have used old cereal boxes, when nothing else was available.
It is my material of choice for structures.

Bill Clouser (a name familiar to modelers in the 50's and 60's) built a interurban model for the Smithsonian this way.
He was a true craftsman.


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 Posted: Thu Dec 22nd, 2016 02:34 am
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Lee,

Use a lacquer as Helmut suggests.
Any solvent based resin where the carrier evaporates leaving an impregnated resin in the cardboard works almost indefinitely in my experience.
I usually use shellac in methyl alcohol,
but there are other more modern but more expensive similar treatments intended as preservative base coats for external joinery.
Many of my 'models' are built of cardboard cereal packets or similar.
If you make a mistake, throw it away & start again.

Helmut,  I've never used superglue for reinforcing small cardboard parts.

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 Posted: Thu Dec 29th, 2016 02:19 am
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Hi Micheal,

I use a quick drying wood glue, got to watch it and not use too much as the cardboard will go soft.
I mainly use the 1mm thick craft sheet cardboard on my Boeing 737 fuselarges.
First attempt wasn't so crash hot, second one much better.
I built the fuselarges in sections, had trouble lining up the  tail section, next model be  built in one whole fuselarge.

In HO scale 1/87th, can't buy a plastic model in that scale too expensive to cut up.
Make a good train load and the 737's still make their first journey by train.

Have you heard of Sydney Central station ?
I am modelling that building, think it might be too big to build out of cardboard.
You can see it on Google Earth.
The width I am not modelling to scale to big cutting it back will still look great when finished.

Hot weekend coming up in the low 40's.
Be drawing my second station building modelled on the East Perth Terminal where the Indian Pacific ends her journey.

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Hi all,

As usual when another module meeting comes close, activities start to become frenzy.
During the last four days, working ~ 4hrs. a day.
I replaced one of the 'temporary' (well...) cardboard building mockups on my module,
by a more substantial model made with the help of a Silhouette Curio.
I used the CAD files for the mockups, and detailed them where I had better ideas.
P.S.
I liked the roof of the unloader so much that I cannot resist posting a photo of it, too.


Attachment: Silo_fertig.jpg (Downloaded 76 times)



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 Posted: Sun Apr 16th, 2017 10:34 pm
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A view of the roof.


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Love the building you scratch built using a cad program.
I am modelling Sydney Central station building and it have a lot of the larger fancy bricks.
I know a bloke that scratch built SC in N scale brick by brick, took him 7 years.
I am building SC in HO scale cut back version.

Warming up in Germany, I have family connections from Germany.

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Hi Helmut.

Keep the attachments coming.
More photos please.
That is a superb replacement, and the your roof is exquisite.:2t: 

Now I know that you used the Curio for the shingles.
Were they laid individually or as so many rows of shingles as a sheet?
What material did you uses as the raw feed for your Curio?

I'm curious  :)




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 Posted: Tue Apr 18th, 2017 12:04 am
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@oz

You can use both the Portrait and the Curio for the job.
The shed I showed earlier in this thread was completely cut on the Portrait.
A single row of shingles consists of light or dark grey 160g/m² colour paper.
I composed that in Silhouette's program, going up to a .01mm resolution in order to get the right angle for the edges.


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