Learn this simple, convenient and lightweight way to create a durable terrain shell, using only newspapers, masking tape and Plaster Cloth. Plaster Cloth dries to a hard shell surface ready to paint and landscape.
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-Model making product. Not a toy! Not suitable for children under 14 years!
-Produit pour le modélisme. Pas un jouet! Pas adapté aux enfants de moins de 14 ans!
-Producto para modelismo. No es un juguete! No adecuado para niños menores de 14 años!
-Modellbauartikel. Kein Spielzeug! Nicht geeigent für Kinder unter 14!
CAUTION: We do not recommend using Plaster Cloth for body casts as it may irritate skin.
Cutting tool recommended. Use with care.
MISE EN GARDE: Nous ne recommandons pas d’utiliser le tissue plâtre pour des moulages sur le corps
car ils peuvent irriter la peau. Outil de coupe recommandé. Utiliser avec précaution.
PRECAUCIÓN: No recomendamos enyesar ninguna parte del cuerpo con ni con el venda de yeso, ya que
pueden irritar la piel. Herramienta cortante recomendada. Utilizar con cuidado.
VORSICHT: Empfehlen wir nicht mit gips tuch für körper wirft wie es kann reizen haut.
Schneidwerkzeug empfohlen. Mit Vorsicht benutzen.
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Tunnels can be made in a variety of ways.
Ready Landforms are an easy way to add a tunnel. They are preformed, landscaped and ready to place on a layout. Available in HO and N scales and straight or curved designs.
Self-supporting Shaper Sheet is another easy way to add a tunnel. Form into tunnel shape and arrange over track. Cover in Shaper Sheet Plaster and add landscape materials. For added realism, paint underside of Shaper Sheet to resemble blasted rock.
Use 1/4" Foam Sheets or 1/4" Modeling Sheets to make tunnel walls and roof. Use No-News Paper or newspaper to add paper wads around the tunnel foundation to model terrain, and add a double layer of Plaster Cloth to form a hard shell.
Use the Tunnel Liner Form to mold tunnel sections from Lightweight Hydrocal, Shaper Sheet Plaster or Super Strength Plaster. Connect sections together with Plaster Cloth to form desired length of tunnel.
Click here to view a video about making a tunnel.
Another way you can apply Plaster Cloth is to lay managable sizes of dry Plaster Cloth strips on the project. Use a spray bottle to mist with water and use your fingers to smooth out the plaster filling in all the holes.
You should not wash any Woodland Scenics plaster product down the drain. This includes Shaper Sheet Plaster, Carving Plaster, Super Strength Plaster, Lightweight Hydrocal Plaster, Mold-A-Scene Plaster, and Smooth-It.
Plaster residue that remains after applying Plaster Cloth should also be discarded in the trash.
You can add a switchback (or extreme incline) to your layout following the same techniques used to model a SubTerrain track area. Start by constructing an incline base with a 1 " Foam Sheet. Construct the support with 1/2 " Foam Sheet and add 1/2 " incline pieces for the track. Fill the contours with newspaper wads, cover with Plaster Cloth and apply terrain products as usual.
We recommend sealing a water feature base with Plaster Cloth. Apply as instructed on the label, ensuring all holes in the Cloth are filled in before pouring Realistic Water.
Click here to view a video on preparing and painting water areas.
Click here to view how to paint Plaster Cloth surface with Earth Colors.
Click here to view a short video about Plaster Cloth.