J's Work 1/35 Hex Pavement (Small) First Look
|Date of Review||July 2012||Manufacturer||J's Work|
|Subject||Hex Pavement (Small)||Scale||1/35|
|Set Number||PPA3044||Pros||Mold can be extensively reused|
|Cons||Nothing noted||Skill Level||Basic|
J's Work is an interesting company producing a nice range of details and diorama accessories of use to a wide range of modelers. In this release, we have a silicone rubber mold for producing sections of hex cobblestone pavement sized to support 1/35 scale dioramas and vignettes. The mold will produce rectangular sections approximately 4.25" x 2.75" (108mm x 70mm).
To use the mold, simply mix up your favorite medium - resin, plaster of Paris, Aves, whatever - and pour it into the mold. It is especially easy if you pre-color your medium to the color of the stones you will be having in your display base (reddish-brown, gray, whatever) and pour it into the mold. When it sets up, simply flex the rubber mold to release the rectangle and pour another batch as needed. The sections look uneven for a reason, they're keyed to fit together on all edges without an obvious seam line.
General-purpose molds like these are really handy for a variety of applications and making your own roadways will save you the cost of buying pre-fabricated diorama/vignette bases, especially at the inexpensive price of these molds!
You can obtain J's Work details and accessories from Lucky Model.
My sincere thanks to J's Work for this review sample!