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Old 08-18-2009, 09:33 PM #1
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Default im very new can you guys help?

So I'm very new to this site.I'm gonna try to start making a lab for Dr.Lewis.So I wanted to ask I know there is sticker paper for printers.But for the chairs and computer stuff and boxes.Is there like a harder cardboard type paper for them?
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:07 PM #2
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Welcome.
There is a paper called Matte thats a little thicker than normal paper you could use.In the file section here are great print outs done by members here for all of us to share and use.
The better set builders could give you a better hand at helping you than I could. They should get around to comment on this thread later.

Can't wait to see what the Lab is going to look like.
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:34 PM #3
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I use Georgia Pacific 110lb cardstock paper

http://www.amazon.com/Georgia-Pacif...s/dp/B001QGH6OU
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Old 08-18-2009, 11:45 PM #4
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i go foamboard. mabe 1/8 inch

For printers. i did it on regular paper but i prefer texture myself which means, doing it from scratch!
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Old 08-19-2009, 04:51 PM #5
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I use matte paper but I think i'm going to switch to card stock it's a little cheaper, mount it on foam core board makes it sturdy, plus with a little imagination you can make tons of set pieces from foam core!
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I honestly use Card stock paper. Its a little thicker than regular paper and bends nicely for when I am printing. For the walls I use card board for sets that are just a couple of walls and floor like here.

http://www.joedios.com/dioramas/sho...&imageuser=3885



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Foamcore when building a frame a building or house.


http://www.joedios.com/dioramas/sho...&imageuser=3885





http://www.joedios.com/dioramas/sho...&imageuser=3885





I also like hydro call for walls and brick its a light wieght plaster you can make walls and rocks with like.




http://www.joedios.com/dioramas/sho...&imageuser=3885





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hope this helps! cheers! DD
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a question?
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has anyone tried using wood and just glueing the items in the wood? Example: making the GI Joe crate by printing the pattern from this website then glueing it onto a piece of wood that is sized to match the paper (GI Joe crate) to scale.
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i go foamboard. mabe 1/8 inch

For printers. i did it on regular paper but i prefer texture myself which means, doing it from scratch!



Smart man.
I usually prefer foamboard. But when dealing with with chairs and stuff you should probably go with a lighter and more flexible type of board or paper.
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I only have an ink jet printer so when I print the files for final, I go to kinkos and have them print the files out on 32lbs paper. It is a bit thicker. Laser printing is the way to go! Pictures/ documents printed on inkjet will run if they get moisture on them.

A technique that I used to create walls was to take the wall sections and glue them to foamcore board with 3M adhesive spray. I don't use sissors to cut them out, I use a brand new razor blade and a straight edge.

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