Cardstock weathering

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by Woodie, Oct 6, 2001.

  1. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    What is the best way to weather cardstock models? I have nearly completed a corugatted iron goods shed, with the corrugated iron printed on the card. I want to age it and look rusty. I have tried colouring pencils. Nope. they just wont write on the glossy card. I have tried textas. Nope, even before they have dried, and smudged them, to heavy. Any ideas?
  2. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi Woodie,
    Spray them with dullcoat first then use chaulks (Graphite) then spray again.
  3. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member


    Thanks Shamus,

    I try it see how it goes. Gotta get some chalks first! :)
  4. justind

    justind Member


    I am working on some cardstock builidings, if you find a good weathering system will you post some pics of the results?
  5. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member



    Yep. Will do that. The goods shed I am doing is quite detailed with some fiddly bits. It's slow work, but worth it.
  6. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    How are y'all building your cardstock structures? Are they kits, or did you make them yourselves? I enjoy building paper models. Most of the structures on my layout are cardstock! I'm interested in know what y'all are up to!

  7. justind

    justind Member

    Dover Publications

    The ones I am starting on are Dover Publications models (10 buildings will cost you about $7....I don't think you can beat that). In the Walthers Catalog it is part # 241-23736, a series of old west buildings. They also make a village, farm, several vicrotrian and sea front settings as well I have never built cardstock buildings, so any suggestions from those of you who have built them...what glue do you use, etc etc?
  8. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    cardstock models

    The cardstock models I use are Ausmodel Kits by LJ models (no website available). They are not your usual 4 walls fold it up and put a roof on. Most are usualy 2 -3 (sometimes 4) A4 sheets of card, that have everything from window/doorframes,steps, guttering, plinth boards, eves, support posts, timber beams, and steel girder support details. Lots of tweezer work and fine cutting scoring and folding to get the little bits on. The Terminus Pub is my first attempt at cardstock structures.
    Lots of boo boos on it, but it was my first!

    I have a pub similar to this

    and the four station buildings exactly the same as this


    yet to build.

    The goods shed I am currently building is the same is this. (the one on the left)


    Along with a few other cottages (aint got no pics of protytpes of those yet)

    I could scan one or two of them and send them to you via email, if you like.
  9. justind

    justind Member

    looks great

    That pub looks great Woodie, I wouldn't have ever guessed it was cardstock, and I didn't notice any boo-boo's on it??? The Dover Publications buildings are not of that quality, which is good for someone like me with no real model-building skills.
  10. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Goods Shed

    The goods shed is EXACTLY this. Right to scale. Note the supports holding the verandah up, the air vents, pipes, the "bash" boards etc and the platform are all part of the model. DO US/Canadian models, use exact prototypes like some models here do?

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  11. justind

    justind Member


    Occasionally you will find one that is accurate, but for the most part they only settle for being close to accurate. Sometimes they will advertise a specific structure, such as a specific station, and when you compare it, it is only a rough-cut example of the original. I don't usually use the prototype models becuase of this, I go with what I think will look nice in that location (or suits me). Also, it seems the price rises rapidly with the increased realism, which is to be expected I guess. I am not really the person to answer this, as I am a not modeling true prototypes. But I cannot understand what is so hard about making it look like the real thing?
  12. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    Wow! I would have never guessed that the pub was a carstock model! And what boo-boos? I didn't see any, but if they were visible, think of them as "character marks." :) Yeah, I'd be delighted to see what you have. My e-mail is in my profile. I'd be happy to send you what I have, too, if you are interested. I created a few simple models using DPM templates that I scaled down from HO to N. Actually, the "kits" are just the four walls. I added the roof and roof details by hand.


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