Great North Roads
Produce a range of diorama bases, vignettes and other accessories for the discerning military model maker. Most of our range is 1:35th scale – or 54mm – but we do have a few select items in 1:72nd.
Most of the range is produced in tough dental plaster. This is a dense and rather heavy material which is far more robust than Plaster of Paris which crumbles easily.
There is no need to prime the plaster. Simply apply paint directly to the surface. What’s more, the porous nature of the plaster is perfect for creating subtle details which you cannot replicate on resin.
I used a metal Primer from Stynlez recently as a base coat on the !/48 Wildcat which then allows me to make the chipping effect.
To create this effect, is really easy. After laying your metal color primer down, using a sponge lightly dip it in to Humbrol Maskol or Copydex. Have a paper towel next to you to dab the sponge on to take most of the masks or copydex off. Like you would for dry brushing. Then dab the sponge on the area you want the chipping effect to be on you subject.
Once dry, paint on copy of it as normal, laying the paints and effect you are using. Once you have completed it and the paint is dry, simply rub the Maskol/Copydex off with your finger.