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Post by ge_rik » Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:59 am

ge_rik:117602 wrote:
planty:117588 wrote: That's right. Got it from foamboardonline.co.uk
5mm Foam PVC 420x297mm (A3)
Great, thanks

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I couldn't find PVC foamboard on the foamboardonline site (only card faced - probably my ineptitude with browsing) - but I managed to track down PVC board on here:
https://www.simplyplastics.com/catalog/ ... c-88/p-299

I clicked on the 'standard sizes' tab to get A3.

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Post by philipy » Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:32 pm

The last building I made, the Station Hotel, needed a big sheet and I ended up getting sheets of insulation sold for going under laminate flooring! Works a treat.

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Post by planty » Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:17 pm

A weekend of work to start assembly of the walls and applying some buttresses to the outer walls. Slowly coming together.

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Post by planty » Mon May 02, 2016 10:43 pm

Another day another few hours on the church, starting to come together. The detailing though takes time and progress slowing down.

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Post by ge_rik » Tue May 03, 2016 6:08 am

Wow! That's more like a cathedral. Didn't some of those take decades to complete?

Looks really impressive!

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Post by LNR » Tue May 03, 2016 6:39 am

Wow!, like Rik said that is some building. What is the approximate ground footprint of something like that? Plenty of scope for stone painting technique there as well.
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Post by planty » Sun May 08, 2016 10:24 pm

I'll measure up at some point Grant. This is the latest pic from today, detailing of building sorted. Next it'll be windows and painting, lots of humbrol! Took a can and a half of primer.

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Post by James from Devon » Sun May 08, 2016 11:07 pm

Wow!

What an amazing looking church. Top job, I was going to say that it will be stunning when its finished but it is there already.

Great work, I can't wait to see it finished.

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Post by planty » Mon May 09, 2016 9:31 am

Anyone know of any articles online or books that cover brickwork painting?

I had a reasonable go with some redbrick on a platform building but wouldn't mind reading up on what others have done before starting on the church.
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Post by philipy » Mon May 09, 2016 10:34 am

planty:117933 wrote:Anyone know of any articles online or books that cover brickwork painting?

I had a reasonable go with some redbrick on a platform building but wouldn't mind reading up on what others have done before starting on the church.
I can't point you to any specific online articles but the basic technique is pretty easy and is much the same for brick or stone.:
Personally I start with the mortar. I mix up some mortar colour and paint the entire structure, ensuring it gets into the mortar courses.
Pick a base colour that is approximately what you want the building to look like when finished. Paint the whole thing in that colour - a small foam roller does a pretty good job and avoids getting too much into the mortar.
Next get various colours that are lighter and darker than the base and mix SMALL quantities of different shades. Randomly paint individual bricks/stones, spread across the entire building.
When that paint mix is used up, mix another one and repeat.
Of course, each batch will be a slightly different colour, which is exactly the point, and why you must randomly pick out bricks/stones across the building.
There is no need to paint every individual brick/stone and when you stand back and look at it, as long as the shaded variation is random but even, and the overall colour is what you want, thats it.

This is the basic technique I used on my post office and village shop:
http://gardenrails.myfreeforum.org/abou ... highlight=

I note you say about using Humbrols. I've used ordinary bog-standard emulsion on foam boards with no problems after several years outside. You might have problems with Humbrol attacking your foam?

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Post by planty » Tue May 10, 2016 8:58 pm

Thanks Philip. Really helpful. Never thought of just using emulsion, might try that on a test piece to see whether I can get the colour I'm after. Be easier to get the quantities I need.
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Post by Peter Butler » Tue May 10, 2016 10:05 pm

Emulsion paint seems to stay put on porous surfaces, eg concrete, however, I have never tried it on foamboard. I have used acrylic paint on a number of different surfaces and think it should work on your church. Artist quality acrylics in tubes from art shops shouldn't be expensive and will give you a greater variety of colour choices.
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Post by jim@NAL » Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:57 pm

great looking very good

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Post by planty » Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:04 pm

Well a few weeks has passed and I've finished the brickwork painting.

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Post by planty » Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:07 pm

Next step is the windows, the aim with this is to print detail onto some crafty computer paper Inkjet Water-Slide Decal Paper.

Then apply these to some clear Perspex.

First batch of windows are done, they look blue as the Perspex backing is still on one side.

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