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Architectural Modelmaking by Nick Dunn

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Resin, clay and cast materials

Cast materials are typically very malleable, and this adaptability is retained to various degrees depending on the particular material and how it is subsequently treated. This category includes materials such as clay, plasticine and plaster – the latter also commonly known as gypsum. Modellers only usually work with one of these materials in a model at a time, since their different properties do not make them easy to combine. The ‘hands on’ nature of this type of materials means that architectural models made from them tend to focus on exploration of form and relationships between mass and void rather than incorporate detailed design information. Despite this, it should be pointed out that it is possible to cast ...

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