What you see here is the first prototype row house, that I constructed to test some Linka molds and a new type of plaster. Before embarking on a significant project, I like to test the waters with some prototypes. I learned quite a few things this time around.
- Garrecco plaster is vastly better than Magic Merlin. It takes a full day to become rock hard, but it can be de-molded in 30 minutes.
- Garrecco needs a thin coat of watered down white glue to provide a good surface for painting.
- Floors can be easily poured into each level using masking tape. Once dry, the piece is solid.
- Linka molds are wonderful for their lego-like quality, but require so many pours of plaster that it becomes numbing. It would be better if I had duplicates of the most important molds.
- An entire city built this way would take a long time if I did not make molds of semi-completed buildings.