Alan, who got in touch last time with some wonderful tips, has mailed some more.
But this time, we can help him too. Any ideas anyone?
When I sent the E-Mail yesterday I forgot the most important part.
Does anyone have a suggestion as to how you can make Corrugated Iron in OO/HO???????????????
I have tried Aluminium foil between old fashioned butter pats, E flute corrugated cardboard with no avail. They don’t look right. I have used Wills sheet in the past but it is too thick to give a realistic impression of bent, twisted and holed sheeting on a derelict building. Flat sheeting is easy just using an aluminium baking tray, cut it up, paint and twist it etc. and stick it on with Super Glue.
I forgot 2 tips yesterday:-
1. When I had a box full of plastic sprues I noticed little tags attached to them showing the part number. Simply cut the tag off, paint it and you have a house number.
2. A further inspection of the sprues showed that nearly all of then had a piece running off at 90 degrees forming a “T” junction. Cut the “T” off about 5-6 mm from the junction. Take a car mechanics hole punch (used to puch holes in gastet paper) and punch out a round piece of stiff aluminium foil, paint it and super glue to the bottom leg of the T. Turn upside down and you have a control valve for water, oil, gas etc. Drill out the ends of the T top and it looks quite good.
I look forward to reading hundreds of ideas on how to make realistic corrugated iron. I have trawled the model shop in Oz. but can’t find anything suitable. Though I suspect that not every manufacturer exports to Australia.
A big thank you to Alan.
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