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PostSubject: Brick walls   Thu 03 May 2018, 3:05 am

I am in the process of making some brick walls for a future diorama. If there is enough interest in a tutorial I'll do one. I'm dragging my feet because it will be heavy photographs. Let me know if you are interested.

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PostSubject: Re: Brick walls   Thu 03 May 2018, 3:16 am

I'm definitely in John.

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PostSubject: Re: Brick walls   Thu 03 May 2018, 10:09 am

That makes two of us, looking forward to it John.
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PostSubject: Re: Brick walls   Thu 03 May 2018, 5:43 pm

always interested in anything like that

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PostSubject: Re: Brick walls   Sun 06 May 2018, 6:16 pm

Yes, I always want to learn how make stuff.

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PostSubject: Re: Brick walls   Tue 08 May 2018, 1:29 am

I was gone all weekend. I'll get started on the tutorial tomorrow.

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PostSubject: Re: Brick walls   Tue 08 May 2018, 2:11 am


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PostSubject: Re: Brick walls   Tue 08 May 2018, 9:36 am

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PostSubject: Re: Brick walls   Tue 08 May 2018, 2:14 pm

Okay, here goes.  Here is what the final wall should look like.



To get to this point you will need these items.



An air dry clay.  I've fuond this brand works best for me, but any similar brand should work.

You will need a form of sorts.  I use 0.40 sheet styrene as the base and 3/16 tube or rod for the walls of the form.  



You will also need similar tools to these to do the carving.



That's it for today.  I'll try to get the next step done and posted tomorrow.  Keep in mind, this is NOT the only way to create these walls.  This is what has worked for me though.

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PostSubject: Re: Brick walls   Tue 08 May 2018, 5:01 pm

Thanks John, will look our for the next instalment.
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PostSubject: Re: Brick walls   Tue 08 May 2018, 9:39 pm

Got back on it earlier than I thought I would.  

There are a couple of tools I forgot to photo earlier.



To begin forming the bricks first fill the form with air dry clay.  



Using the rolling pin flatten and smooth the air dry clay in the form.



Allow the clay to dry for three or four hours, then remove the clay from the forum.



Using the straight edge and the stylist carve the face of the bricks into the clay.

Allow the clay to dry for 24 hours.  

We will get to painting tomorrow.

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PostSubject: Re: Brick walls   Wed 09 May 2018, 5:07 am

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PostSubject: Re: Brick walls   Wed 09 May 2018, 12:39 pm

Great results John, thanks for posting this.

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PostSubject: Re: Brick walls   Thu 10 May 2018, 6:08 pm

This is something I had not intended.  When I was shaping the wall I managed to break it.



I decided it was not the end of the world.  I turned the pieces over and fitted them back together.



Using a cotton swab I wet the broken joint and pressed the pieces to together and held them for a short time.



I then turned the piece over and did the same thing to the front.



The repair is surprisingly strong.  I will let it cure overnight and then start the painting and weathering.

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PostSubject: Re: Brick walls   Fri 11 May 2018, 10:10 am

I think the break is quite effective for a damaged wall also John, this is very enjoyable.
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PostSubject: Re: Brick walls   Sat 19 May 2018, 11:36 am

I like that. Gives a rugged aged look !


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PostSubject: Re: Brick walls   Sun 20 May 2018, 1:53 am

Thanks Gary and Clay. I've been tied up most of this week, but I'll try to finish things up this week.

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PostSubject: Re: Brick walls   Sun 27 May 2018, 4:33 pm

Thank you for posting this! I've been letting my brain go on rambles regarding the possible dio for my steamcycle build and have been thinking about cobblestone streets for a while now. Though there are pre-moulded plastic sheets available something like your method is so much more ... appropriate and realistic looking. Very much appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: Brick walls   Sun 27 May 2018, 11:55 pm

Kats: Using this method should work for you. My only suggestion would be that you use a gray colored clay. That will make the painting much easier. I've been really busy with real life for the last week or so, but hope to finish the tutorial this coming week.

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