Posts Tagged ‘expanded foam’

I also decided to make a number of straight walls, plus some right angled corners as this would give a lot of flexibility in setting them up on the table You will need: A sheet of 1″ thick polystyrene, either the expanded (beaded) type as I used, or the more expensive (but better) extruded type.

…You can use paint that already has texture medium in it, you can coat the polystyrene with PVA glue and then sand if you are going for a stone finish (if you are doing this, you will want to cut some stone blocks lines into the surface of the foam, a biro is ideal for this).

In this second part of our look at expanded and extruded foams, we’ll look at hot wire cutters and finishing your terrain piece off. The best tool for cutting foams of either sort is a hot wire cutter. These can be bought quite easily and come in various forms, from battery powered to mains powered [...]

If there is one material that we scenery builders rely on, it is Styrofoam, or blue foam, or pink foam or whatever your name for it is – it is the material with 1001 uses – walls, rocks, hills, buildings, ponds, rivers, trenches – pretty much anything can be made with it. Cutable, sandable, carveable, [...]