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I have an idea for making terrain. First you would build a frame out of just about anything or something similar. After the frame, you would coat it with with tin foil in the shape of rocks, a building, or anything that you want. I think that this might be a cheap and easy way to build terrain. Has anyone tried anything like this before? If so, please tell me how it worked out.
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The problem with tin foil is that things don't stick to it well. Also it remains flexible, so if anyone ever puts a little pressure on the terrain it will wrinkle and crack. You're much better off using paper mache. It's cheaper, dries hard, and easier to sculpt. The next step up is plaster impregnated wraps, available from model railroad stores.
I've used tin foil on small terrain items, mainly craters, but it is tightly compressed and leaves little for more flexing. Also I use a solvent based spray primer (auto primer) for the tin foil before painting. I've also used lead foil for damaged vehicle panels and parts.