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alan L12 May 2019 2:13 p.m. PST

I have a block of this air-drying clay with the intention of making up some walls for 20mm modern Middle-East games such as Fallujah in the Second Gulf War.

I am hoping that I can simply cut slices the required size from the block, without having to do much moulding. Any suggestions on how to cut nice clean slices: perhaps a heated wire?

JimDuncanUK12 May 2019 2:31 p.m. PST

Air drying clay shrinks when drying and is quite fragile.

I would use blue/pink foam cut with a sharp model knife or foamboard cut with a Stanley knife.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2019 3:26 p.m. PST

Yea, the above suggested foam, or even thin, paper-lined, foam-core (posterboard) would work well.

Some like the remove the paper backing, and others just leave it on.

You can get it at the dollar store, and you don't have to worry about matching thicknesses. Cut with a box cutter, or X-Acto knife.

Pauls Bods13 May 2019 7:50 a.m. PST

Cut it with a wire to get slices or, easier, take a clump and put it on greaseproof paper, another layer of greaseproof paper on top and roll flat with a rolling pin. Cut out the shape from the now flattened lump. As has been said, it does shrink and crack so I´d attach it with doublesided tape to works, honest. It´s how the houses for Cröburn were made

alan L13 May 2019 2:33 p.m. PST

Thanks for the tips.

French Wargame Holidays14 May 2019 8:20 a.m. PST

I prefer oven baked clay, finer detail and more rigid

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