This week Brian has sent in a couple of photos of some a rock face he’s built on his layout using old egg boxes, water, PVA glue and an old cereal packet. The great thing is, this works for virtually any scale too, OO, HO, N or O scale!
Papier-Mache is a great way to create cliffs and rock faces for your model railway layout. You don’t need any special tools or glues to do it either as Brian has demonstrated here, meaning even younger modellers can do it and get great results safely. Here’s a quick run-down of how Brian did it…
Here are some photos of a cliff on my layout which is made from eggbox papier mache. The orange coloured boxes were simply torn up and steeped (soaked) in water, squeezed dry, mixed with PVA glue and laid on cereal box foundation. They have not been coloured, this is natural colour of these boxes.”
As you can see, this method is so simple, yet so effective. Obviously if you’re using egg boxes of different, un-natural colours, the rocks will need to be painted, but if you choose wisely, the natural colours work very well indeed. A blend of brown and grey boxes could give very realistic results indeed!