Model Mache Textures

Model Mache Textures

welcome to another tutorial, and in this one we are going to be looking at models again.

I had a request, someone asking me what I cover my basic block building in.

I am working on a scale, for this one particularly 100:1 scale and they are just wooden blocks,covered inroofing, windows and textures and things.

So let's look at a few of those techniques.

Now for some time, I have been using a material here basically car body filler.

It's a kind that you have to put a catalyst in to make it go hard.

Using molds,I was able to cast these thin layers which then can go onto the roof.

A good level of detail can be gained this way, but it can be expensive and even hard to get, for some people.

So I have another material, and this material is basically Paper Mache.

It's quite convincing really isn't it? These windows and the roof made of paper mache.

So let's make a mix.

Now the first thing you are going to needis some paper.

and you are going to put it in your blender with some water.

and blend it, fairly fine until you can't see any extra little blobs of paper.

Nice and smooth because of coursethe fibres are going to be going into very small miniature places.

Then take this pulp mixture with its water, and strain it through a cloth.

and then you are going to come outwith your paper base.

then you take a container, and a measuring thing, and I am going to take the squeeze dried paper mache paper ,and I am going to measure out basically two lots of that, roughly.

You don't have to be too precise.

and then that is going to providethe fibre that we need for the mold, but we are going to need some filler and so, I am going to take some plaster.

Plaster of Paris, or plaster and take two of those also.

and then with my white polyvinyl acitate,PVA glue I am going to take one measure of that,so that's one of those.

so it is: one glue, two powder,and two paper.

And I am also going to put one dropof dish washing liquid or hand soap.

That just helps it to break the surface tension of the glue and water and everything and makes it spread nicely.

so now I am going to mix it in and you might want to add a little wateruntil it turns into a nice paste.

adding abit of water.

and mix it around.

Now this came froma recipe I found on the internet but I have simplified it and before it hadflour in it, but it tended to go mouldy so I have replaced that with the plaster, and the plaster basically does thegap filling and the detail taking and the paper gives you the fibre,the strength, and filling as well.

So that you are basically going to mold some cardboard.

So we are basically making a sort of a paper clay.

Then we take our silicone mold,that we have made, and you can check out some of my other videos on how to do thatand then use a spatula to push that into the mold, making surethat it gets into the detail of it.

and also vibrate it a bit, so it is going to get right in.

and then, you want to, with your spatula,smooth it off.

nice and thin.

And then set that to dry.

and it will take a day or so depending on the thickness of it.

There will be a little bit of shrinkage, and warpage, but like a piece of cardboard when you put it onto your model,it won't be too bad.

So let's set that aside.

We also could do some windows.

And here are, for example, some windowsof that size, with a mold like this.

Once again the same.

Just force it in there.

The powder from the plaster will gointo the cracks and crevices then the paper will give it that strengththat it needs so that it acts sort of like cardboard.

So, just spatula that off smooth.

and set that aside to dry.

So after it's dry, maybe a day or so,depending whether you put it in the sun, you can now peel that off.

It's still a little bit damp, but anyway, there we are, and it's like a piece of cardboard It has a certain amount of flex in it, and then we can now think about cutting a piece for this roof here.

You can just cut it with a knife.

and I am going to just trim off the excesswhich is really basically very thin paper.

Cut that off.

And trim it.

The same with windows, you will find that they will come out also with some paper around to trim.

you could make up a whole set like thator whatever, but.

you just trim off those little edgesof paper, until you get yourself your little windows and doors like that.

They are ok for 100:1 scale when you aredoing something more wider.

Also we've got here a texture of some bricks.

I'm just going to split that down the middle.

and it's basically like textured paper or cardboard and then I am going to makemy brick layer.

trim off there.

And then I am going to stick that trim onto.

Now I would suggest you paint thatbefore you put it on.

Now whether you paint that or not beforehand, it's up to you.

I find that it is easier, particularly with windows and doors, to do them first But anyway, whichever way you are going to do it.

Just treat it like a piece of paper or cardboard, and you are goingto put some glue onto it and stick it on.

and so there we have somethingthat's reasonably quick, effective, and fairly decent.

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