Making foam look like a mountain side.
A grand mother from Spokane wants a 2 foot by 4 foot portable display
made for her grand son who has Dept. 56 collection
and wanted me to build one for him. This is how I did it. Jerry
This looks amazing! You are the best! I can't wait for my grandson to see this masterpiece. He will be so excited.
I am not able to meet you on Friday but can do it any day next week except Friday. Please give me a call so we can discuss.
If I bring you the snow can you glue it on for me? Also, are you going to be able to drill some holes for the electrical cords?
Thanks, and I look forward to talking to you. Karen
On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 12:19 AM, Jerry Quinn <Jerry@signalsigns.com> wrote:
Hi Karen, Here are a few of the steps I took to get the platform for the eight Dept. 56 buildings.Figuring out how to do the hillside to accommodate the buildings and allowing a road/trail to connectall of the buildings to make it believable. I started with 2 " dense blue foam and had it cut with abandsaw.I then cast the plaster molds to allow pieces of the detail to be glued to the blue foam and then Iconnected them with spackle. Several steps were used in the coloration of the rocks.I also used my "oatmeal" formula of 2 kinds of insulation, glue, and water to make the contoursfor the roadways or the ramps to get to each level. Side panels were also installed.Finally I added ground cover and grey gravel to tie everything together. I purchased 2 handles to makeit easier to move from one place to another because of its size and bulk. If I remember right you saidyou had snow to make it a winter scene so we need to glue the snow on if that is your direction.I will have it at the ad agency at 727 West Garland this Friday afternoon if that fits your schedule.I hope you and your grandson have lots of pleasure when you complete it with the structures, treesand people. Jerry Quinn 939-5845.