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Carl B
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Posted - 03/22/2021 :  8:10:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Appreciate that Bruce!


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Carl B
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Posted - 03/24/2021 :  07:46:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The wall dimensions are laid out. I chose Das air dry clay, and a new product (to me), a "textured rolling pin".
These will impress a random stone design into the soft clay.



A close up of the random stone pattern. Approx. 5 1/2" long and 1" in diameter. Many different types are available.
These are made by a Spanish company called "Green Stuff World". It's sold to the "Wargamer" fans, actually used on their terrain, old roads and castles.
They're favorite medium for the rollers is XPS foam, but a few fellows used DAS clay.



First, I rolled out the clay to a consistent thickness, with a short piece of 1" PVC pipe.
Two strips of HO scale 12 x 12 provide a smooth ride.



I switched the strips to 10 x 10, and then applied the (moistened with water to avoid sticking) textured roller.
Slow consistent speed and pressure ...



I had a large piece to make, to reach around the tower. Applied white glue beforehand.
Wrapped it around, covered the seam with extra clay, and then re-rolled over the seam with the stone impression.
Worked well.



Most everything I need is laid out to dry. The DAS package claims a full 24 hours to fully dry and expect "some" shrinkage.
So each piece was made about 20% bigger than I needed. We'll see how that worked....



Fresh "stone impression" on the clay. I believe this concept was borrowed from the baking industry.
I am sold for this application.



Till next time....walls should be dry....



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kebmo1
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Posted - 03/24/2021 :  08:40:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
wow, what a great product. those wall sections look excellent.

diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 03/24/2021 :  10:39:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl great job rolling! Nice product to try for stone walls.


Jerry

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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sgtbob
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Posted - 03/24/2021 :  11:06:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
WOW !!

What a great idea, looks fantastic.

Bob


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Pennman
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Posted - 03/24/2021 :  11:45:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl,

Nice tutorial. I think the roller concept is a great idea. A while ago, my wife bought one of the roller machines from JoAnn's Fabric (Pasta machine), but we have yet to use it. Probably by now, the clay she purchased has dried out too. Your method seems to be just as easy to do. And your tower clay looks to be about 3/16" thick. Would that be about right? Can't wait to see more.

Rich



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Guff
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Posted - 03/24/2021 :  12:35:17 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Neat product! Sure would make it easy to build cobblestone roads.

David Guffey

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deemery
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Posted - 03/24/2021 :  12:48:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Guff

Neat product! Sure would make it easy to build cobblestone roads.



I've seen textured rollers specifically for cobblestone roads. Haven't tried the one I bought yet...

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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George D
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Posted - 03/24/2021 :  1:34:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's an interesting approach for the tower wall, Carl.

George


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mark_dalrymple
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Posted - 03/24/2021 :  1:59:31 PM  Show Profile  Send mark_dalrymple an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Great progress, Carl.

Its coming together nicely.

Cheers, Mark.



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/24/2021 :  5:47:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thatís a spiffy way to texturize walls.




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Carl B
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Posted - 03/24/2021 :  7:14:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kevin, Jerry, Bob, Rich, Dave G., Dave E., George, Mark and Mike, thank you for your posts and comments.

about 3/16" thick-- Rich- that's about right. I tried thinner and it didn't hold together.

Dave E.- Green Stuff World makes 61 different rolling pins, including most scales and everything from cobblestone, random stone, brick and a multitude of designs with "Wargamers" in mind.

https://www.greenstuffworld.com/en/22-textured-rolling-pins?id_category=22&n=61



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 03/24/2021 :  7:38:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl,

Roller for Capellini? You might need it for Rapunzel's hair.

Jim



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kebmo1
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Posted - 03/24/2021 :  11:04:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
groan.....

diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.

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robert goslin
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Posted - 03/25/2021 :  01:04:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Really great work on texturing the walls Carl.
Certainly easier than your usual hand carving.
That's a very neat roller.
Always good to see what other types of modellers outside of the train world are doing.
I study the military modellers a lot to get ideas.


Regards Rob

My current build.
http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53468

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