Sonotube “Pipe”

Scenic Painting
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This article will discuss primarily the painting method used to paint some faux rusty/ grimy pipe made from sonotube, but also address some of the basics concerning the construction of the unit. Since moving to Utica, NY I have spent a lot of time working at Mohawk Valley Community College.  They have often hired me… Continue Reading

Rock Wall: A Quick Effective Model technique

Scenic Models
Tiny Rock Walls

For the purpose of this tutorial, the wall we are making is made of cut rocks for a formal English garden that is barren of plant life.  I’m not going to talk much about the design process or style choices on this one.  This article is more about the how to than the why.  … Continue Reading

Painting Castle Blocks

Scenic Painting
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I was in charge of the paint treatments for a production of Dracula at a local community college a few years ago.  There were painted castle blocks EVERYWHERE on this set, so the technique used needed to be fast, easy for new student volunteers to learn and effective.  Here’s how we did it. Step 1:… Continue Reading