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drywall, grout and other household stuff

May 24 2002 at 1:08 PM
David Simon  (no login)
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has anyone used the gypsum from drywall, or dywall mud, or grout, or mortar or stucco patch in their dios. I have leftovers from household projects and was thinking of using them for a dio.

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Ken Huck
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household items

May 24 2002, 1:25 PM 

"Liquid Nails" make excellent zimmerit. It doesn't
'pull' away from the plastic, and has a long 'working'
time...it's cheap too.

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Charles Reading
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RE: Household Items

May 24 2002, 2:03 PM 

I use drywall mud all the time. Spread thinly over celluclay or on any type of cardstock or plywood. It also takes acrylic and/or tempra paint well for precolored groundwork. It can be carved easily with a sharp tool. Just be careful not to apply to thickly as it will crack as it drys.
Try this... mix a small batch of Drywall mud with a concrete acrylic color and spread it on a sheet of wax paper. When dry, break it into a million pieces of pre colored rubble/debri

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Al Bowie
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Grout is exceptionally versatile

May 26 2002, 2:32 AM 

It comes in a myriad of earth tones and can be used dry (like pastels) or mixed. probably the best ground work I have ever used. Its cheap too @ $10 Aus for 2kg.

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Brian Tate
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May 27 2002, 6:02 PM 

G'day Al,

Great idea mate; why didn't I think of that? I am about to do some groundwork for my latest dio so I think it's off to Kmart for some grout. Thanks mate.

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jack fisher
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May 30 2002, 9:34 PM 

a warning about grout from a tiler and modeller -its makes the dio bloody heavy and it tends to crack around the picture frame base-grout doesn't do to well next to any wood which contracts and expands over the years

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Alan Covey
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Try new Ultralight Spackle

May 31 2002, 1:55 PM 

I don't have a brand-name handy, but any of the stuff that's listed as lightweight, non cracking/shrinking, and latex-based is too cool! You can mix in any of your favorites (sand, pebbles, etc.) and also pre-color it if you like. And, it takes paint and glue well, too, and also can be scuplted or have footprints/track or wheel marks pushed in before it dries. And that's the best part. It dries in a jiffy, and can be speed-dried like acrylic paint, with a hair dryer or a fan! I love it!

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Ray Peterson
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The coolest!

May 31 2002, 2:41 PM 

I use this stuff, too. It is called "One-Time" where I buy it and looks like white cake frosting. Really neat stuff! And I have never had it crack yet no matter how thick of a layer I place (Though only up to 1/2" so far).

I am wondering how long before someone comes out with the stuff as model groudwork material, at 4 times the cost.

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