Plaster hill

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Kevinkrey, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. Kevinkrey

    Kevinkrey Member

    today I put a hill in one corner of the layout using the plaster cloth. I am pretty happy with the way that it turned out. But I am wondering if anybody had instructions for mixing their own using paper towels.
  2. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Kevin, here is the best tutorial I have seen on using paper towels and plaster.:thumb: Look for the sections by Trainclown.

  3. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Hi...Paper towels work just as well, and are a sight cheaper. You'll need regular plaster and heavy duty paper towels (the brown type)....You can find both at the local hardware store. Check the plaster's mixing instructions..Normally it's two parts plaster to one part water. For dipping towels I use just a bit more plaster than water-a nice soupy mix. Cut the paper towels in half (easier to handle)and dip them in the plaster mixture, let the excess run off and place over whatever you've used for landforms. Don't try to do a lot at one time...slow and steady is better. After the plaster has dried you should apply at least one more (2 is better) hands of plaster.

    Here's some pics of a "mountain range" I'm working on. It's all paper towels w/plaster over a cardboard strip/masking tape framework.

    Good luck..!!

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  4. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    Nice hills Gus. :thumb: :thumb:
  5. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Thanks Clark...I had to do the ones in the background twice...My first try turned out to be not what I expected, and then they were altogether too red. The ones in the foreground are getting their first wash of paint right now. Hopefully I'll finish them this weekend and get to work on the yard below (The area covered by newspapers in the pictures..).
  6. iandelcas

    iandelcas Kiss the choo choo!!!!!!

    El gus have nice taste for hills!!!! keep it up papa!!
  7. Floyd

    Floyd Member

    What type of plaster are you referring to? Is it dry wall mud or ??
  8. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    It's plaster of paris....
  9. Floyd

    Floyd Member

    Thank You Steamhead:wave:
  10. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    My pleasure...

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