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Balsa Foam Sculpting

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While attending the Scale Model World event in November I had a talk with a company called Breveco Modelling, Breveco Modelling is a company from the Netherlands who provide a diorama modelling product called Balsa Foam. The product is supplied in sheets of various sizes and in three grades of hardness. The product at its softest will easily take stamps such as the glass embossed rollers that are available. I felt that this product would be of a lot of interest to you all and requested a tutorial on the product, this was provided in the form of a PDF file and I have broken it down with imbedded text for you all. This document was prepared by Frerik Noordhuis.

The sections covered are as follows: Balsa Foam - Sculpting Made Easy! Step-by-Step Ornaments Protection Finishing touches - Cracks Seams Hiding Seams!

Balsa Foam Sculpting Made Easy
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About the Author

About Darren Baker (CMOT)

I have been building model kits since the early 70s starting with Airfix kits of mostly aircraft, then progressing to the point I am at now building predominantly armour kits from all countries and time periods. Living in the middle of Salisbury plain since the 70s, I have had lots of opportunitie...


WoW nice stuff...i see yasterday i review on Florymodels channel
JAN 27, 2017 - 03:41 AM
The stuff really does suck up the paint...I've been using cheap acrylics available at Michael's for about $1.25 a bottle - saves wasting expensive enamels on groundwork.
JAN 27, 2017 - 03:45 AM
Thanks Darren, this is so cool to see how the masters do it. It is just too easy to take that skill level for granted and that those that are really good at it are really craftsman and artists.
JAN 29, 2017 - 09:22 AM
Looks like great stuff.
JAN 29, 2017 - 12:04 PM
There are acrylic sealers for wood that may help as a primer...
JAN 29, 2017 - 02:20 PM
Inspirational. I am envious of your work.
FEB 02, 2017 - 03:27 AM
FYI Balsa Foam is also available from 'The Complete Sculpter' in Ney York City.
FEB 06, 2017 - 02:12 AM
Agreed. A clean PDF file would also be a great addition.
APR 05, 2017 - 09:51 PM
i wish the print was bigger! this looks so interesting and useful. the company name where you got the supplies is a big help though!
MAY 18, 2017 - 10:25 PM
An additional bookmark for my modeling reference, thanks for sharing mate! ^^
JUN 05, 2017 - 09:25 PM
We broke our quick reply box. Working on it. Until fixed go to topic to reply.