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Re: Newbie building advice
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2019, 02:50:00 PM »
Another vote here for Plasticard. For me, the advantage of plastic is that you can paint and weather it any colour you want, whereas with card or downloads you are pretty much stuck with the colour they give you. I don't know if this is also true of Redutex - I've never tried it.

Your buildings so far are looking excellent. I particularly like the old cottage.

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Re: Newbie building advice
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2019, 03:24:16 PM »
I'd agree Slaters and other plasticards are not easy to cut by hand, I use a plotter cutter which will cut an A4 sheet of building walls etc  in under 10 minutes.

OK so not a cheap way to do things but can't be beat for convenience, draw up the outlines on the PC; if you want you can swap the blade for a pen and do a test run to make sure it fits on an A4 sheet, then load your plasticard (or other card) and hit the go button.
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Re: Newbie building advice
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2019, 03:51:26 PM »
thanks everyone, I think the plotter cutter would be a bit of overkill for me at the moment!
Papyrus the redutex takes paint fine so no problem if you need to change the colour of it. Its pricy at about 9 a strip, but managed to get two decent sized buildings from two sheets with a decent amount left over

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Re: Newbie building advice
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2019, 03:16:49 PM »
Have got the farm buildings into a farmyard now, will definitely be sticking with the Redulux option I think, the offcuts were really handy for building extras like the walls, well etc

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Re: Newbie building advice
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2019, 03:30:30 PM »
That looks really good!

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Chris
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Re: Newbie building advice
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2019, 08:44:19 PM »
That looks really, really good.  :wonderfulmodelling:

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Re: Newbie building advice
« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2019, 10:34:35 AM »
thank you both. Onto the next one now

 

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