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Date: 04/07/21 18:22
Colorful RR Logo and Slogan on Plaster (Hydrocal)?
Author: wabash2800

I have a scratch-built bridge made of Hydrocal (to simulate concrete) that I would like to apply a color image (RR Slogan and Logo). Perhaps I could paint the affected area with a gloss, apply the decal and cover with a flat? I would probably try and weather the image too as if it had been there from a bygone era. Does anyone know if this would work? Will the gloss and flat work on the plaster?

Victor A. Baird
http://www.erstwhilepublications.com 



Date: 04/07/21 20:04
Re: Colorful RR Logo and Slogan on Plaster (Hydrocal)?
Author: tomstp

Victor, that should work.  Just don't get it sopping wet when painting and flatning it.    To be safe mix up some hydrocal and try it out on a sample.  Then you will know what you can get away with.



Date: 04/08/21 18:26
Re: Colorful RR Logo and Slogan on Plaster (Hydrocal)?
Author: wabash2800

Yes, I cast more than one bridge when first experimenting.  I can take one of the rejects and try it on that. I'll make my own decal and am wondering at what stage I should produce the faded lettering: do it with the decal or come up with something after the decal is applied?

Victor A. Baird
http://www.erstwhilepublications.com



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