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Re-Fuelling Shed

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Hi

 

I'm finally going to start my re-fuelling shed in HO which will be a portal frame structure.  The size of the shed is 115x 565mm so my question is what would be the starting thickness for the base of the structure. 

 

So far I have found foam core, but I haven't found anything less than 5mm, plywood 3mm and then acrylic sheets from 1.5mm.  I'm leaning towards the acrylic because they can cut it to size so I'll have something square to work from.

 

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I have gone for 3 ply base, here is the start after priming.  Is there a way of getting the wood grain out, I thought maybe using a water down wood putty but I'm, not sure.

 

Also I think I'm in the wrong area, can I get it moved to Scenery, Structures & Transport if that suits.

 

Cheers

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Started on the inside of the shed and apart from finding out I can't paint straight lines.  Hopefully the cladding will hide the terrible workmanship in the end.

 

So where did it all go wrong, firstly my ambition is more than my talent.

 

I tried masking tape but cutting a 1mm line was proving difficult and in areas resulting in bleeding under the tape, had a 1mm masking tape and tried painting that and sticking it down but that didn't work.

 

Tried free hand with a thin brush - wrong answer and finally a bow pen, the bow pen was actual pretty good with a bit more practice should get some reasonable results.

 

Well onto the structure next.

 

Cheers

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I've used 2mm in the past for masking Intercity coach cantrails but I don't think I could handle wrangling 1mm tape

 

I think if I'd have been doing that walkway I would have masked the grey parts then either -

painted the entire walkway yellow, marked the edges of the green with a paint pen then painted between the lines

or

painted the entire walkway green, masked off the middle using masking tape the size that the green area should end up (preferably coming off the roll that way) and then sprayed the yellow

 

Oh, I know it's a bit late to go back to your first question about wood grain but I'd have hoped a couple extra layers of paint would have taken care of most of it.

 

I do think you will be fine in the end, in the 2nd pic, with the loco, the lines don't look too bad, maybe the front left area might be the only part that needs further attention once the structure is in place, thing to remember is those walkway lines in real life may not be as straight as we imagine, if you could view them from 40ft above  they probably have some oops moments too.

 

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12 hours ago, regme said:

Started on the inside of the shed and apart from finding out I can't paint straight lines. 

 

 

Try a Posca paint pen (available in yellow) drawn along a straight edge.

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I've found the foam based you get with some supermarket pizzas is pretty useful.

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