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"The Original" Kittom Lumber Co. PART TWO
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 Posted: Sat Nov 5th, 2016 06:37 pm
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Herb Kephart wrote: Salada

Throw some very fine sawdust into some dry plaster and you will have something that acts like Sculptamold, at considerably less cost. Even coarser sawdust can be used, at the expense of the surface finish.

Herbert
That sounds like a low cost alternative. Fortunately, this is a small layout and not much of the commercial stuff is needed. Your idea would be grand for a large layout.:2t:

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 Posted: Mon Nov 7th, 2016 06:34 pm
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Hi Doc :wave:

Great looking scenery base !
Track down already as well !!

WAY TO GO !

Your lil' Heisler is a real cutey :bg:

:moose:

Si.

Nice idea with the spray foam.



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 Posted: Tue Nov 8th, 2016 04:35 pm
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Hello Doc,

Thanks for your Sculptamold photos. In the last photo of your Post No 39 (where you have placed the tree stumps) did you apply the S-mood over the styrene scraps using a palette knife (or similar) or just pour it over ?

Ultra lightweight sparkle (Red Devil brand) is now finally available in the UK. Have you any experience of how sparkle compares to Sculptamold for the scenic top coat ?

Herb: thanks for suggesting that mix - finding eneough very fine sawdust might be difficult.

Regards, Michael

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Sparkle should be "Spackle"; damn spellcheque. Michael

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Sorry for the delays getting back to you....work and a hectic time around voting has put me behind.

The sculptamold is so thick like cottage cheese that it was just slumped in place using a craft stick. I then smoothed it over using the craft stick.

I do not think the spackle is similar to sculptamold. We have spacle compounds here that we use to cover walls and sheetrock. Much thinner stuff in consitenccy and not as much texture.

Here is what the dried sculptamold looks like on the layout 1 week later.





It is starting to get that "backwoods look" I have always liked.

Doc Tom

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The effect of the sculptamold looks great.
That's some nice scenery Doc.

Alwin

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Putting in dirt.

The Sculptamold took about a week to dry. The layout now has its first layer of scenery throughout. Successive layers of color and texture will be added to this.




The variety of Browns and Tans are the result of the variety of mixtures of the acrylic paints and Sculptamold as I prepared separate batches.





The layout is beginning to take on the wild and wooly atmosphere of a backwoods logging out fit.



There is even the first stick of wood now in play on this previously all foam creation.



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Salada wrote:
Sparkle should be "Spackle"; damn spellcheque. Michael

I understand the man who invented auto-correct has passed away.

May he restaurant in piece.

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Stump City

Along the backwoods rail road right of way trees were cut and cleared to make way for the smoking woods beast. This resulted in a goodly number of tree stumps.

Cast in resin and white metal several dozen were planted in the tinted sculptamold before it dried.



Using acrylic paints and india ink washes the stumps were given some color.





With the completion of the stumps next step will be to paint the track.



Thanks for looking. Doc Tom

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Hello Doc,

That's the first example I've seen of Sculptamold in use - it looks impressively natural. No shrinkage gaps or cracking ?

Regards, Michael

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