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April 10 2002 at 7:13 AM
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I normally use the "styro-foam" containers that you get at the drive-through. Hardees roast beef sandwiches come in a tan styro-foam box. This is then scored and cut with a hobby knife.

The foam is the perfect thickness for bricks in 1/35th scale. All that needs to be done, is cut the bricks to the correct size (profile). Be sure to use white (elmers) glue to affix the bricks to your dio, as model cement will melt them. Also be sure to prime paint them with an acrylic paint - enamels will also melt them. Once they are primed - enamels/oils can be used.

Hope this helps - I am really happy with the results.

Another source of foam is the backing that comes with meats purchased in a supermarket. These packages are perfect to score and cut out for bricks, plaster walls, cement blocks, etc.

Jeff Nelson

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