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    I'm finally back in the basement. One thing I do when stuck on the bigger layout scenery stuff is work on some small stuff. So this weekend I painted up one of my shapeways trucks:





    (This was before the windows dried.)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ender View Post
    I'm finally back in the basement.
    I love how, under most "normal" contexts, this statement would be an indicator of punishment (ie: "I'm back in the doghouse")
    Around here, it's a flag of accomplishment, probably because most of us are anything but normal.

    Nice job on the truck!

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    I managed to slap together an old Model Power house kit that's been tucked away for pretty close to 30 years. Noticed that, while maybe not as detailed as a modern kit, it went together fairly easily. Seems that on the the older kits, at least, the walls and roof had little alignment tabs to make things a bit easier. Haven't seen that on any other brand kits in a while. Still have 3 more houses to put together from about the same time frame.

    Sorted and organized my spare building parts (leftovers from previous kits) into small poly-bags.

    Found an old sprue piece and cobbled together a chimney for one of the projects.

    Photos will be posted elsewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ender View Post
    I'm finally back in the basement. One thing I do when stuck on the bigger layout scenery stuff is work on some small stuff. So this weekend I painted up one of my shapeways trucks:

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...4b719416_c.jpg

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...9d617648_c.jpg

    (This was before the windows dried.)
    Who made the truck and does he/she have more to offer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince View Post
    Who made the truck and does he/she have more to offer
    The guy's shop has tons of vehicles. Price went up on this one since I bought it. But here you go:

    https://www.shapeways.com/product/6W...e-stakebed-kit

    The toolboxes were an add-on.

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    And the last 2019 pictures from me:




    Took the delta grinder and continued terraforming (messily). Not going for hills or mountains, just not ramrod straight.

    Not sure if the self-expanding foam was worth it or if I'll be better off just glueing foam sheets to the base. Though I definitely haven't found the right glue for that yet...

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    My order just came in, but I don't have enough posts to post a picture yet.
    waiting for a track order, then the fun begins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heiko View Post
    Not sure if the self-expanding foam was worth it or if I'll be better off just glueing foam sheets to the base. Though I definitely haven't found the right glue for that yet...

    Heiko
    I agree that spray foam isn't as useful. And carving the foam sheets is more fun anyway.

    For glueing the foam sheets, I've had the best luck with Super77 spray adhesive. Spray on both surfaces, let dry for 10 minutes, then stick them together. Doesn't need to go on too heavy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heiko View Post
    Took the delta grinder and continued terraforming (messily).
    Serrated steak knife works, and definitely not as messy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NtheBasement View Post
    Serrated steak knife works, and definitely not as messy.
    Yeah, I used the delta grinder only to smooth out the contours after roughing them in with a knife. Still a lot of mess

    Heiko

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heiko View Post
    Yeah, I used the delta grinder only to smooth out the contours after roughing them in with a knife. Still a lot of mess
    An alternative for smoothing out those contours is to apply a layer of "ground goop." Messy in it's own way, but less so than the foam particles from sanding in my opinion. Just another option. The foam looks good though.

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    Plus one on what @OTFan says re: ground goop. ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    Plus one on what @OTFan says re: ground goop. ...
    Thanks guys, I will add a thin layer of ground goop - it's just these are modules and I'm seriously trying to keep the weight down, so get the lightweight foam as close to finished contours as possible.

    Not really complaining about the mess either, just stating And I'll try to get a hold of some Super 77 over here, I think it's available, though maybe only for commercial use, not for personal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heiko View Post
    And the last 2019 pictures from me:
    Not sure if the self-expanding foam was worth it or if I'll be better off just glueing foam sheets to the base. Though I definitely haven't found the right glue for that yet...
    I used hot glue and white glue. I liberally apply the white glue first and then some strings of hot glue before putting the foam sheet in place. The hot glue holds everything together right away so I can continue working without having to wait for the white glue to dry.

    After a while the white glue will have set increasing the strength of the bond. At least that's how it works in my head. But so far nothing has fallen apart yet.

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    I finished up the UP Relco MOW train. This thing is a beast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by orvio View Post
    I used hot glue and white glue. I liberally apply the white glue first and then some strings of hot glue before putting the foam sheet in place. The hot glue holds everything together right away so I can continue working without having to wait for the white glue to dry.

    After a while the white glue will have set increasing the strength of the bond. At least that's how it works in my head. But so far nothing has fallen apart yet.
    White glue works great if one side is not vapor-tight. Glueing foam to wood with white glue - perfect. But glueing foam to foam, not so much - takes weeks to set. And considering I'll be cutting and grinding away quite a bit of it, I want full surface adhesion if possible, otherwise hot glue might be an option.

    I'll try some spray adhesives - Super 77 isn't available for personal use here, but there are similar ones - and a contact adhesive called "Pattex Alleskleber Multi" which specifically states "use for glueing styrofoam to sheet metal or styrofoam to styrofoam".

    Sorry to sound so picky, I should have stated right from the start what I've tried and why it didn't work for me already.

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    Years ago I tried yellow carpenter glue to glue two sheets of pink foam together. After 4 days, the glue was still wet! I would think the same would happen with the white glue.

    I ended up using DAP adhesive caulking. Interesting thing is that's also water based but it dried in 24 hours. Maybe it has less water and has other "stuff" to make it dry faster.

    Polyurethane glue like Liquid Nails For Foam or Gorilla will work too. With these don't use too much and add weight as they tend to expand as they cure.

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    What glue to use may depend on the type of foam used as well. I use the green stuff from lowes and have always used Elmer's All Purpose White Glue to adhere the foam together in layers. So far, it has worked without a problem and dried very quickly. Bare in mind though, that foam doesn't have the "coating" on either side.
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    I use Liquid Nails construction adhesive. Yes, I have to let it gas off overnight and keep a window open, but it does the job without question.
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