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So yeah simple really what material do you use when you want to scratch build a building with brick/ stone walls
Also would someone be able to give me some guidance as to how I could go about making a building I built with balsa wood or cardboard look like the walls were made from concrete /stone
In the early stages of building a bunker complex to help set up a small 40k gaming group while I have lots of hiss and rivers and stuff I need so more urban and battle field terrain
Spread the balsa with fine grade sand (not the uneven stuff you use for basing) - the stuff you get from builders yards specifically for "block-paving" (as we call it in the UK). It's been dried in an oven and is a very fine equal grade.
(In Oz you'll probably be able to get very dry sand from a beach I guess - but it needs to be the very fine, regular sized stuff).
Simply spread pva over your balsa - cover it with dry sand and spray it grey car-primer. Immediatly you should have something resembling a house that has been "rendered" as we brits say (ie given a protective concrete spary-coat).
(This also works well for concrete floors/roadways on bases) If you use a sponge cut to shape, you can dab road/landing pad "markings" on it too).
Although you need to buy it in large sheets (it is still very cheap) the absolute best thing is the foam insulation sheets. The are dense enough to hold their shape, but can be shaped and sanded easily. I have used it on a lot of things and when you paint it, just use watered down paint then dry brush your highlight over it and your are done. If you want to use a thin sheet to cover an existing building, just cut it into a thin layer.
Here is some of it in crumbled blocks
Bret Lord 3.jpg
I have some more pics elsewhere of other walls and such, just cannot seem to locate them right now... For stone walls, just gouge or sand in the mortar lines and thin take chips out here and there to give it an old, crumbling effect - it's easy!
Oh oh, looks like Mrs Calgar is going shopping again.
Jager bombs. Very efficient at wiping out friend or foe.
Well here in the States you can find it at DIY stores but I couldn't tell you where you can find it in Australia . Sorry mate .