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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 06/13/2016 :  11:57:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob great night scene. And great modeling.


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Guff
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Posted - 06/15/2016 :  12:44:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,
Can you please explain printable vinyl. How thick is it? Is it white or clear? Where do you buy it? Can it be used with inkjet printers? Sounds like a cool idea but I not familiar with printable vinyl.
Dave



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sgtbob
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Posted - 06/15/2016 :  07:05:08 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave, It is like light card when it's on it's backing. Once you print on it and peel it from the backing
it's about like paper, many a bit heavier. It's white and you can get it for ink-jet printers,
that's what I use. You can also get it in clear but I have not tried that.

If you try it and like it as I do, thank Ray Dunakin for the tip.

Look here:

http://papilio.com

Bob


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sgtbob
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Posted - 06/15/2016 :  07:38:19 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Well, I can say this, I love using the vinyl this way. it works like a charm. No spraying glue or
trying to spread glue onto the back of printed paper. It wraps right on and stays put. I cut it
bigger than the part to be covered and then wrap it around to the back of each piece.

Here are three layers of my wall cut from 1/8 inch thick Taskboard. There is actually a fourth
layer, the strip at the top of the wall



I was able to stick a "two brick wide" strip of vinyl into each arch and then snip them at the mortar
lines between each brick and then simply push the bricks back against the wall (inside and
out) to form nice arches.



The whole thing was then glued together and left under weights to dry overnight and the result was a thick strong
wall like a wooden board. I had a file that was simply concrete, forgot where I got it. I
printed one sheet of vinyl with that and used pieces of it for the sills.

I think I'll add small pieces of covered Taskboard to the sills to make them stand out.

Bob



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 06/15/2016 :  07:53:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Although I've been wanting to try printed brick sheets, I don't know how well my printer would handle the light card and I'm reluctant to try.

It will be interesting to see you try the printable vinyl.

Mike


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sgtbob
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Posted - 06/15/2016 :  08:14:48 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mike, You misunderstand my post, could be I'm just a terrible explainer. That IS the printable vinyl,
it comes on a backing sheet that is like very light card. After you print on it you remove the
vinyl from the backing sheet to expose the adhesive side, like removing a sticker from it's
backing sheet, and apply it to your model. I hope I'm not making it sound too think but it is
thicker than plain paper, maybe similar to address labels and their backing sheets.

Bob


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Ensign
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Posted - 06/15/2016 :  08:40:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, your brick vinyl wall looks terrific!
So what are you going to build for our viewing pleasure this time?

Greg Shinnie



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Guff
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Posted - 06/15/2016 :  09:06:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow Bob,
That brick vinyl paper along with your expert modeling skills turned out great. I need to give it a try.
Thanks, Dave

Ray Dunakin...Thanks for the tip...looks promising!



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sgtbob
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Posted - 06/15/2016 :  10:19:11 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Greg and Dave.

Greg, I didn't know when I started out, it was just a small brick industrial building,
but now I am strongly leaning towards a blacksmith shop.

Bob


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 06/15/2016 :  1:09:23 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

That looks great. Very precise workmanship and this new approach with the printable vinyl is very promising.

You posted your photos while I was composing my message. Consequently I did not see them and came across as even more confused than usual. Thank you for the additional explanation.

Mike


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 06/15/2016 :  1:20:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, another great start. The printed bricks look terrific and you're already forging ahead it with hammers & tongs! Watching with keen interest and like.


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Ensign
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Posted - 06/15/2016 :  1:32:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bill Gill

Bob, another great start. The printed bricks look terrific and you're already forging ahead it with hammers & tongs! Watching with keen interest and like.



Ah! Man! Bill beats me to the best available puns again!

Greg Shinnie



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sgtbob
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Posted - 06/15/2016 :  1:47:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Someday I'd like to team up the comedy duo of Greg and Bill and get them into show business. They
would be a smash hit!! Sounds like Abbott and Costello (do you guys have a "Who's on First" routine??)

Bob


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 06/15/2016 :  5:06:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Say Bob, how about a photo of the vinyl paper, or where you got it. Those brick walls look great'..I'd like to try the Vinyl.


Ted

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Orionvp17
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Posted - 06/15/2016 :  5:18:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great start, Bob!

I, too, join Ted in asking for more info on this stuff.

Pete
in Michigan



Edited by - Orionvp17 on 06/15/2016 5:19:21 PM

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