Foam... gluing it and cutting it.
Okay, so far my adventures in foam scenery have generally involved taking one or two sheets, of assorted thicknesses, and carving away at it with a Surform tool.
Generally speaking... it works. More or less.
Now I'm putting together a swinging gate type duckunder, and mostly using scraps I've got sitting around in it (I wonder how many other people have found a use on their layout for composite decking board scraps?). So I'm also using the odds and ends of some foam blocks I've had sitting around as a scenery form. So I'll need to glue them together in order to form a cohesive whole. I've got a couple tubes of latex adhesive caulk that I just bought that I could use - I just wonder if there is anything better out there?
And then I'll need to sculpt them, because I'm putting a bridge... on my bridge. So I need to cut down to my waterway. To say the least, this will probably be a very overdesigned bridge for the purpose.
I'd like to do a bit better than a Surform rasp this time - anyone have any hot knives that they really recommend (and might be available at the average hobby shop or craft store)?
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