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    Hi all,

    I was wondering if anyone knows of a site where one can locate free image files of various textures.


    On various YouTube channels, I keep hearing/seeing people say they printed out the texture on paper, and then they glue it to the foam board and use that to make buildings.
    I've sent messages to a few of them, but, have never gotten a response to date.

    I found this guy a while back:
    https://krafttrains.com/Paper_Struch...Containers.htm
    But, this is for containers.

    Looking to find Roofing materials, Building siding materials.

    Thanks in advance
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    Quote Originally Posted by DG&H MRRinN View Post
    Hi all,

    I was wondering if anyone knows of a site where one can locate free image files of various textures.


    On various YouTube channels, I keep hearing/seeing people say they printed out the texture on paper, and then they glue it to the foam board and use that to make buildings.
    I've sent messages to a few of them, but, have never gotten a response to date.

    I found this guy a while back:
    https://krafttrains.com/Paper_Struch...Containers.htm
    But, this is for containers.

    Looking to find Roofing materials, Building siding materials.

    Thanks in advance
    I pretty sure there are some under the downloads section.
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    Have a look at this site...

    https://www.textures.com/index.php

    You'll need to set up an account (which is free) and you do get a few sizes available to download. I've seen backdrop buildings made from these files.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DG&H MRRinN View Post
    I keep hearing/seeing people say they printed out the texture on paper, and then they glue it to the foam board and use that to make buildings
    Here is the section with entire buildings if you haven't found it yet:
    https://www.nscale.net/forums/downlo...p?do=cat&id=15
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    yes, as Daniel says, Download section, scenery tab, starting on middle of page 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mosslake View Post
    Have a look at this site...
    Thanks, really cool site! Lots to look at. They have TONNES of images. Sadly, building siding that you find on houses that are not brick or metal I haven't found yet, but, still early in the search!


    Quote Originally Posted by Mobile One View Post
    Here is the section with entire buildings if you haven't found it yet:
    Quote Originally Posted by gary60s View Post
    starting on middle of page 2.

    *Blush* I looked there, but, only the first page... and, pre-designed buildings were not what I was looking for, so didn't go deeper in the pages....
    Checking deeper now, and COOL stuff! Thanks everyone!
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    Paperbrick is a favorite. Only issue, N scale bricks are just a blur. Have to print out S or O scale with HUGE grout lines, [25-30mm] before you can acyually see bricks. Even HO is a blur. Clever models is another. Evans Designs "Model Builder software" is a good one. Create your own siding, shingles, bricks etc.

    http://paperbrick.co.uk/index.php?action=selectbrick

    http://clevermodels.squarespace.com/textures/

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    Although you have to pay for them, check out Clever Models!

    They produce paper structures from from photos and have a large collector of textures.

    Definitely worth the money, if you are serious, about making a quality model.

    http://www.clevermodels.net/

    Rather than doing the double step, of using sheet goods and a surface texture, why not just print on a cardstock? Most printers have a manual feed that can accommodate stuff like 100 pound stock. It avoids some of the bending.

    You'd be surprised how tough business card paper can be. If you cannot easily find the cardstock, check out your local printer. They have lots of interesting papers.
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