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Discussion > Textures Vol 2

We are just starting to plan the textures Vol 2 (Not disk) Rather then only new textures it will contain all of the textures to date. All of the new and all of the old with some freshen ups along the way. the big news here is it will not be a DVD but a Thumb drive. As I mentioned earlier we will now offer "on request" any of our current DVD's as thumb drives or sim cards, but only on request for the time being. Eventually everything will be available as downloads (The brick and mortar DVD is available now as a download) or thumb drives.
I kinow ther will now be a clamor for information about release dates. please be patient we have a lot of work left to do.
March 3, 2014 | Registered CommenterThom
Neat! Somewhere in my head I know I had a list of textures I wanted to see. I know one major deficiency (in my book) is that lack of different roofs. The basic tarpaper and asphalt roofs start too look pretty similar from the top. Are you looking for suggestions? :)
March 4, 2014 | Unregistered Commentercnwnorthline
I am looking for suggestions.
March 5, 2014 | Registered CommenterThom
How about the asbestos siding singles from the 50s? They were rectangular, and had a darker stripe along the top for a shadow effect. They had a subtle texture to resemble a cedar shake like look. They were everywhere in the 50s and I think late 40s. In the 40s and 50s they also used asphalt siding in about the same dimensions. Looked like roof shingles, without the notches. I once owned a 50s house with the asbestos siding, and some of my older relatives had the asphalt siding on their houses. My Grandfather's house in upstate NY had the asphalt siding on from when he built it in 1942, until he died in 1992 (though quite worn by then).
For roofing, you already have the diamond pattern, how about some different colors? Around the beginning of the 1900s they were quite popular. There are still some houses around here in SC with them still on!
Another siding that is prevalent in Baltimore MD, is a stucco like surface they put over crumbling brick, on the row houses. It is colored and textured to look like square and rectangular stone blocks. I'm sure that there is someone in Baltimore that could send you a couple photos.
March 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRonald Thibault
I'm in the process of building a rather large O scale church & bell tower based on a VERY old magazine article...The Model Buiilder, March-April 1938.

It is a stone church. The stone pattern (freehand painted, ala Frank Ellison's technique) is very much similar to our own church's walls. They're sandstone...grays, browns, yellow-browns, et al...somewhat irregular (not glacier-rolled field stones) and about 18"-24" in average size. Until I came across your site, I was noodling over Plastruct's choices, but there's nothing really of interest/match to what I'm looking for...not to mention the laborious painting ahead. Applied over the Masonite walls (per the article) your texture images could capture what I'm trying to accomplish, and keep the 'flavor' of the 1938 construction technique.

And, while I'm at it, if your images can be printed to clear film, I could most certainly use some church window imagery...stained glass in several patterns that could be cut to fit a variety of sizes/shapes of windows. (This model has the rather ubiquitous assortment of gothic church windows...from huge end-wall-sized to small/narrow windows that grace the bell tower.

If your confused re the stone wall texture I'm referring to, I could snail-mail or email a photo to you.

Can't decide on which of your discs I like best. Maybe I should just order all of them?? :)

March 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKen Deming
ken, go ahead and email the picture. Id like to see it.
As far as which disk to buy, maybe you should ask for recommendations from the group here. Of course if you want them all thats OK too.
March 7, 2014 | Registered CommenterThom
We already have the 50's asbestos siding but it has never been released. it will be on VOL 2
March 7, 2014 | Registered CommenterThom
Hi Thom,
I would like to suggest you add vertical rough-sawn board siding, 10" is the most common width. You could do it in fresh-from-the-mill greyish tan hemlock with narrow cracks between boards and as aged and weathered, (some split from shrinkage) with wider gaps between boards. You could also do 1 x 3 batten strips, again new and weathered for those who want to cut strips. Sorry, I have no pics to send you.
March 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDave Rarig
Thanks Dave thats a good suggestion. I'll find some reference material.
March 14, 2014 | Registered CommenterThom