Author Topic: Replicating Plywood  (Read 689 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

StewRRFan

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 109
  • Respect: +23
Replicating Plywood
« on: October 17, 2018, 07:18:17 AM »
0
Looking for suggestions on how to best replicate weathered plywood covering windows.  Thanks.


Philip H

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 7337
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: +446
    • Layout Progress Blog
Re: Replicating Plywood
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2018, 08:51:10 AM »
0
General consensus around here seems to be R/C aircraft grade microplywood.  Both @David K. Smith and @Ed Kapuscinski have similar towers on their layout engineering threads that show their techniques.

https://www.amazon.com/Midwest-Birch-Plywood-aircraft-modeling/dp/B000BQT8KQ
Philip H.
Chief Everything Officer
Baton Rouge Southern RR - Mount Rainier Division.

"Yes there are somethings that are "off;" but hey, so what." ~ Wyatt

"I'm trying to have less cranial rectal inversion with this." - Ed K.

"There's more to MRR life than the Wheezy & Nowheresville." C855B

Ed Kapuscinski

  • Global Moderator
  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 17692
  • Respect: +2025
    • Conrail 1285
Re: Replicating Plywood
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2018, 09:36:27 AM »
0
Haha, I have that exact tower on the layout.

I think the real solution is to use styrene and apply a finish to it that mimics the appearance.
In fact, now that I think about it, decals might be the way to go.

In my case, I just tried faking it with paint. I might try doing a bit more to before it goes into a magazine though.
http://conrail1285.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/CR-6602-at-York-Tower-copy.jpg

peteski

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 20559
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: +1822
    • Coming (not so) soon...
Re: Replicating Plywood
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2018, 10:25:27 AM »
0
General consensus around here seems to be R/C aircraft grade microplywood.  Both @David K. Smith and @Ed Kapuscinski have similar towers on their layout engineering threads that show their techniques.

https://www.amazon.com/Midwest-Birch-Plywood-aircraft-modeling/dp/B000BQT8KQ

Yeah, DKS has done a great job replicating plywood-covered windows. See https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=44969.msg582109#msg582109 . .I recommend reading through the entire thread for more examples (and ignoring the usual OT diversions).  :D


--- Peteski de Snarkski
--- Honorary Resident Curmudgeon

Ed Kapuscinski

  • Global Moderator
  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 17692
  • Respect: +2025
    • Conrail 1285
Re: Replicating Plywood
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2018, 11:14:07 AM »
0
Haha, yes, do what he did, not what I did.

p51

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 268
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: +143
    • Stoney Creek Branch of the ET&WNC, in On30
Re: Replicating Plywood
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2018, 12:53:42 PM »
0
I model the 40s and though plywood did exist long before then, it wasn't commercially used for such things as boarding up windows that I can tell form photos of the time.
But I have looked at plywood placed on structures and wondered how I'd model if it I had to. What I decided was if I was going to do so, I'd take a good photo of real plywood, print it in scale on photo film, then hit that with dullcoat and put it in place. I've done similar things with signs on a diorama I built for someone and people can't figure out how I did it as it's spot-on for the real thing (because, it is the real thing for the photo).