WIP Groundwork

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Ron Tamburrini, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Been working with this stuff of late . Its called Kingspan which is a dense insulating foam used in the building trade and comes in several thickness's 30 up to 150 mm or even more .

    Used a lot by railway modellers for rock formations ,great for carving and doing all sorts of scenic things with , takes paint well ,and glues don't affect it either as it is fireproof .

    IMG_9829.JPG IMG_9832.JPG IMG_9835.JPG IMG_9841.JPG
    IMG_9842.JPG First one will be used ,with a 90 mm fig the two on the one base are just trial bits and the unpainted one is the raw material.
    Comes in 8'x4'sheets @£15 .00 for the 30mm stuff , enough for a lifetime (y)

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  2. BarrieHynd Well-Known Member

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    Scotland
    This stuff looks good Ron.

    Barrie
  3. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    It is Barrie , the only drawback is that you need to reinforce the area where you are going to fix a figure but that ain't hard you just hollow out underneath and glue in a bit of wood such as 6 or 9 mm ply and drill and pin the figure ,you can shape it with all sorts of things as it malleable ,most of what you see was broken off with my fingers .the paving was just indented with a steel rule .
  4. maco61 A Fixture

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    Italy
    Thanks for the tip, Ron!
    Seems to me an excellent solution for settings.
    Ciao by Maco
  5. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    That looks really interesting and nice Ron,comes up well with paint,really nice,thanks for the tip
  6. bistray Well-Known Member

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    England
    used this plenty in the building trade, never thought about it for scenic work, great idea Ron
  7. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    Why not Paul :) look at all the other things in the building trade that can be used :D plasters , fast set ,multi purpose , scrim net ,fine metal lath and so on :)
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  8. megroot A Fixture

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    Netherlands
    It's great stuff. Do you used the yellow or the blue stuff.

    Marc
  9. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Don't think it matters Marc ,there is also pink :rolleyes:
  10. kagemusha A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Superb tip Ron T.......do you have a web link for it?

    Ron C
  11. Gellso A Fixture

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    Looks the biz.

    Gells
  12. Mark S Guest

    Great idea, looks good Ron........if it's compatible with Cream of Tartar, it'll be just wonderful.
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  13. DEL A Fixture

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    Scotland
    Figures that you'd know that :D
  14. Adrian Cowdry Well-Known Member

    I have been looking to get some of this...any recommendations as to a good supplier?
  15. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Where do you live Adrian ,in the uk you can get it in most decent builders merchants IE Jewsons but you would need to buy an 8' x 4' sheet Around £15.00 for 30mm thick , you may be able to get half sheets in B&Q .
    It is easy to cut just run a Stanley blade down the one side flip it over and break it's back with your knee just the same as plaster board but a lot easier as there is no weight to the stuff .
    IF you are really stuck I can send you a bit .
  16. Adrian Cowdry Well-Known Member

    I am in the Sutton area of London/Surrey - we have a new Jewson's about to open in a couple of weeks. I'll keep an eye out.
  17. abbo Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    If you kook out for a local site thier building new homes you'll probably find some dumped in a skip.
    I'd suggest asking if you can take it first though.
    Martin
  18. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Good point Martin ,it gets chucked out in obscene amounts .
  19. brian A Fixture

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    Scotland
    Very well done Ron.
    Brian
  20. swralph A Fixture

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