Dear Friends,

I am trying a way to create sand stone from Fimo which is a classic doll house product. I still have to try different texture techniques, so far I used a tooth probe for sculpting. Fino hardens in the oven and can be flattened out with a pasta machine – need to get one. The first test piece looks good, I‘ll keep working on it. By the way the depot is going to be huge!

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Sarah, FIMO is a clay is it not?  Like Tom Q Fan, I've seen it at Hobby Lobby and have always wanted to try it but didn't know how to use it what it was actually fore.  Your stone work looks really nice and I like the way it is coming out.  Please keep us posted and keep up the good work.

JEM

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Nice work Sarah  

Another technique: This doll house chimney had a sticky back stencil.   The stencil was applied then a stucco like material mixed with white glue was applied.  Before the mixture hardened, the stencil was removed. 

Brick was done the same.  If the paste material dried too fast, it was difficult to remove the stencil.  Mortar color is paint applied before the stencil.   

Now that is very interesting, using a dental tool for fine working, awesome. Quite some time ago I had told one of my coworkers I saw a video of a person using ceiling tiles for shale rock layers. He was amazed and said only a model railroader would see a use for something like that(complimenting a job well done). Thumbs up Sarah.

This bridge was hand carved into plaster that was laid over the foam structure and then painted.  This is some shots of it in process.  This was all done by Harry Henning III.

Here's the finished product.

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Not unless I can get Harry to spend about a month in my basement and carve it!   He spent a lot of time detailing that monster!

Nice work on the stone sculpting. A while back, I posted some pics of an experimental stone wall project using stacked sections of dry wall. The stone texture is already there when the dry wall is scored and snapped.

I can't think of everything         

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Sarah posted:

My progress on the depot is on halt because of a more pressing project - need to fit a 1:1 scale roof on a building as soon as possible :-)

Well, the rainy season is coming, so a new roof seems to be a good idea!

Do you have a 1:1 locomotive to park near that building?

Sarah posted:

My progress on the depot is on halt because of a more pressing project - need to fit a 1:1 scale roof on a building as soon as possible :-)

 

YES, I think I can just make you out, standing between trusses, with the tool belt. Come to think, tool belts are much better suited for girls than guys. Every time I put one on it slides down to my knees and causes me to trip and fall through the rafters.  Not to worry, I always land on my head.      And she has an excavator.  YOU WIN LADY. You have the best toys. I doubt if any of us guys can top that !    You need a model of your house under construction, with the excavator in the back yard, for your layout.    So, Sarah, please tell us you are married so we can all stop "Pining away" for the girl of our dreams.           j

Excellent stone work everyone!

Sarah, your work looks outstanding, but I do agree with all the 1:1 roof takes precedence!  Our petite youngest daughter (the Mendelssohn Choir soprano)  would be right in there with the tool belt and power tools.  She puts her husband and sister's husband to shame I am here to tell you!

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