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TedUSA

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OK, I decided that I needed some kind of addition to the "base". That piece of tile is only about 1/4" thick so the project is flat on the table. I wanted a sort of "riser" to bring the junkyard Batmobile up. Easy, right? Since I'm not the shop worker I used to be I determined that I could build a box with a lip support around the inside of the top and I could make it out of artists foam core. The Foam Core I had available is a cheaper version, which means that the poster board covering the foam center is really thin. Its no where near card stock thickness. More on this later.

I constructed the box and put plenty of support on the inside of the box top. From there it was easy to place the project on top. Looked OK? Next, I removed the project and took the box to the garage to paint it with some "stone texture" paint I had on hand. Great idea, right? Well, as you might have guessed, the cheap foam core paper covering wrinkled. As per usual, I have snatched defeat from the jaws of victory! No worries, I wadded up some packing paper and I will "fix" the problem. That means grab some popcorn, this is going to be fun. LOL

[45403172895_03a16c23e5_k]display base by teddy ladd, on Flickr

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Reply with quote  #62 
I wouldn't have a clue where to begin with any of that!  I will be content to bask in your reflected talent!
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Everyone has some talent that belongs to them. I did multimedia art for decades and worked with a load of different materials. Foam core is worth taking time to explore. Caution: if you’re basking in my light, watch out fir sunburn!! Lol
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1. Remove the paper from the foam core. It comes off easy--most of the time.

2. UNFOLD that wad of shipping paper. you will roll it up several more times, squeezing each part of it, then unroll and roll from opposite    corner, squeezing it again and again.

3. I Like Mod Podge for gluing paper and fabrics down. I spread it on the side of the box with a cheap 1.5" nylon brush.

4. I used my fingers--gloved hands--to do the final smoothing around the edges. Now you let it dry rock hard.

[44501520210_ac21759292_k]display work by teddy ladd, on Flickr

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pinterest pg. of scale models/dioramas:
http://www.pinterest.com/intrstinpintrst/awesome-scale-models/


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 Side one is very stiff and all but perfectly dry. I trimmed it with a fresh xacto blade and applied side number 2.

[45597026524_cc3113ef3d_k]base cover 1 by teddy ladd, on Flickr

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http://www.pinterest.com/intrstinpintrst/awesome-scale-models/


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[46336153461_3bfd111058_k]close to final montage by teddy ladd, on Flickr

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