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Card Buildings for All-Weather Use??

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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 1:59 PM


     If you like we can talk over the phone. Just contact me on the message board and I will give you the #. There's a lot you can use for shaping paper that seem to amaze folks.

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by PFJN on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 4:45 PM


Thanks for the tips.  I have a couple pre-dreadnaught paper models that I hope to some day give a try.  Your tips sound like they would come in handy,


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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Card Buildings for All-Weather Use??
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 2:25 PM

Here's a new one too.

      Recently our Rail Museum( Of which I am now president of the Board) received some " G" ( Garden) scale buildings. There is a Coffee Shop ,a Church and lastly a nice Victorian style house. Would you believe the donator said they could be used out in the weather?

       I didn't think they could until I remembered a trick I used some years back for a Paper( Card) model of a Sailboat. When Building it and after completion I sprayed it with Craft clear spray and then Semi Gloss clear paint. It still exitts today( somewhat worse for wear) and still sails. I need to fix a dent in the bow, but There you have it. If they would just do more cars.

 Cars are not that hard and getting the curves right, can be done with a hot spoon. Well hot spoons of various sizes. 


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