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« on: May 09, 2009, 08:27:11 AM »

I'm knocking together a sort of post-apocalyptic diorama, there will be a HF martial arts chick and some nasty big a$$ robots (of rosy hue). The idea in question involves these Rose Madder mecha bursting through a wall to in turn find themselves taken down by our erstwhile heroine (she's been taking lots of vitamins). But the thing is I'm not much on walls and the whole post-apoc thing, I've done fantasy style stone walls out of blue styrofoam before but I feel that's too heavy a look. Can anyone give me some hints on knocking up modern looking masonry and rubble, preferably that will look good with some of Fenris' lovely brick rubble strewn around?
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Re: Walls!
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2009, 09:32:42 AM »

The only other thing that comes to mind if you are not going to use the blue stuff is using foam core board.  It's only about a 1cm thick and you can use the same tricks as the blue stuff. 

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Re: Walls!
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2009, 02:51:27 PM »

Modern masonry?

Most buildings have walls 2 bricks and insulation thick.

one brick around 1.8 to 2mm, air gap 0.5mm Insulation around 1mm thick and another layer of brick,

the whole thing around 5 to 6mm.

If its a taller building there will be columns, in europe and UK this will probably be concrete with reinforcement bars, in the US probably steel with thin coating of concrete.

Bricks should be 4.3mm long, 1.5mm high, 2.05mm thick at 1/50 which is close for Hasslefree figures (these include the mortar thickness which normally would be 10mm thick in real life, or 0.2mm thick at 1/50, a score line should do it)