Paper Picture Framing Card. 34"X 24" Sheet
Water Proof P V A Glue,Emulsion,and S Matt Paint
Sample wall marked out for this illustration only
Two strips are stuck together making a good solid section of wall.
This shows how i did most of my Brickwork.
Each brick is raised by applying P V A Waterproof Glue. Buy the cheap P V A Glue and you are paying for 40% more water. Water is cheap for them,but expensive for the customer. The more you do the quicker it gets. Each brick requires raising up several times in this way. As the work proceeds a good mortar line develops. This will give a natural shadow defining the brickwork after the entire wall both sides is finished.
This wall and many more like it were made in double sections of paper card,and all the brickwork was made by this system i developed over the years. Above shows the wall stuck onto the narrow base so it`s free standing.
Time consuming true,but you end up with a tough solid wall. Not a fragile plastic or flimsy foam board one. No need to buy wood where one has to stick plastic brick sheets to it. I spent pennies rather than Pounds Sterling.
Being disabled and retired i have plenty of time to work on stuff when i like. I am never bored I have so much that i like to do.Research,Writing,Scratch Building ,Painting. Doing stuff on Benno`s Figure Forum ,and now here on my little slice of the Internet,makes for me a happy life.
Walls are given a Black or Dark Brown Emulsion undercoat. When dry, a tiny dip of yellow added to white emulsion paint gave the perfect result that i want. The paint is stippled on with a cheap stiff brush.A good tip is wash the brush in soapy water. This removes any loose bristles from the brush. Dry it out before using it.
It`s just an up and down process which creates a good mortar line and also raises the bricks too.
Cut Up Washing Up Sponge
Emulsion Brown & orange mix
A small section of wall for my railway made the very same way.
Lightly applied leaving a good mortar line and lime still on the bricks.
It only takes seconds finishing off the walls with a small piece of sponge. The result age old brickwork.
Norwich City, has many Terraced Houses and in fact I lived in one for near on 30 years,before moving out to Fiddle Wood and a start to a new life with Mrs B. That was 17 years ago .
How time fly`s when one is having fun.
With the example of how to do brickwork shown first. I made this sample up for illustration purposes only,because much of my work i did over a 14 year period.
A Terraced House. The front section only. The Paper Card was marked out for the brickwork and then the Doorway & Window too. Long rows of houses can be created in this way just by marking out longer lengths of card,and then adding the windows and doors to be cut out. This saves time by not having to measure out each house singularly.
Placed onto another card and used as a template the window and door is traced out. So marking out the door and window on the second card can now be done. I did a simple door design here and it was scribed out using a pen. The window marked out for two simple cut out sections.
Ah yes ,before I painted the door I cut down one side of it completely,then cut right through the top and bottom too. However I allowed for the step as can be seen in the pictures. Then i scored a line down the other side of the door at the front,but very lightly only about halfway through. This allows the door to swing open without the need for hinges. The Semi Matt Paint makes the door and window tougher than any plastic.A Dress Makers Pin is pushed through the door where the handle will be placed.
A light dry brushing having taken place it is now for the rather expensive door handle to be fitted. _____________ Don`t worry it`s only the same shiny pin pushed through, and cut off at the back.
I place kitchen paper over the pointed end of the pin before cutting it off,because these things fly and so are dangerous.
It is now beginning to look like a facade of a house.
I don`t bother with putting glass in these windows because they dust up and when whiped leave scratch marks on the plastic which shows horribly on photo`s. My way always give a clean window look to each house.
OK than lets get to work on those bricks.
Job Done and Dusted
"Look here Mate. If you don`t stop !!!!!!! I`ll blu tac your hide to that door!"
Well why not guys? After all their feet are fixed in place using that stuff.
Below some of my finished buildings.
A scene worked out for my town layout .Period 1950`s-1960`s
As a toy collector i also collect die-cast Trucks,cars,Busses,Trams______ and anything from the period that has wheels.
Thanks 4 stopping by BB