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Architectural Modelmaking by Nick Dunn

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STEP BY STEP CASTING A PLASTER MODEL

Plaster is an inexpensive and interesting material to experiment with as it affords the modelmaker the opportunity to produce model bases and components that incorporate topography and textures during the casting process. It may then be worked on further using knives, sandpaper or paints depending on the desired finish. This method has an almost limitless range of possibilities but it is useful to have an idea of the intended application in terms of scale and size of the surface and component to be cast.

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A wooden frame is made and lined with the desired material – in this case, bubble-wrap – which will provide ...

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