Our models, except
the Fullcolor models, have to be painted. The painting of our
models is done without difficulty even by a novice modeler. It
takes as much time as mounting a plastic injected kit for a more
: the color models are available with two finishes:
- Glossy Full Color Sandstone: glossy varnish
- Natural Full Color Sandstone: Raw matte
Raw matte (default for building interiors) is cheaper
but more fragile.
Brilliant varnish (default for exteriors) is more resistant
to shocks and water, but its shiny appearance may require
the addition of a matte varnish on parts: glossy slates
but matte stones for example.
model reproduces as faithfully as possible the train station
of Chenonceau in HO. This building, because of its proximity
to the famous castle of the same name, was carefully constructed
in a neo-renaissance style. There are also alternating brick
layers with blocks of white tuffeau, typical decor of the
stations of the Ouest network.
3D color printing is therefore particularly suitable for such
a colorful building.
The color models are directly
printed in 3D with their final colors. So there is no painting
job to do.
This material looks like plaster and is therefore heavier
and more fragile than plastic. As a result, it does not tolerate
too fine elements.
To ensure its stability and durability, the model is covered
with a matte varnish.
On this photo you can see
(click on the image to enlarge) that the joints between the
bricks (0.3 mm) stand out perfectly. Each brick is not a drawing
but a real 3D element underlined by different colors.
The interior of the building
is textured giving an interesting appearance once the train
station is lit.
It is perfectly conceivable to make a more complex interior
or even to create floors and furnitures.
The doorframes are made of
a stronger material, sintered polyamide. On the other hand
here it is already put in color.
The doorframes are gathered in a cluster.
The only work of the model
maker is to separate the elements of the frames (cutter ...),
to glue the windows (not provided) and to stick all in the
housings provided for this purpose inside.