by: Frederick Boucher [ ]
IntroductionScenery specialist NOCH produces flexible embossed sheets of masonry for modelers to create their own structures. Quarrystone Wall (Quaderstein Mauerplatte), item 57560 is one choice, part of the Mauerplatte (embossed wall panels) series.
Quarrystone WallThis sheet is made of a flexible product and has no packaging. It measures 32 cm x 15 cm / 12.6 (12 9/16th) inches x 6 inches. These sheets allow modelers to create retaining and property walls, and creating buildings.
NOCH used photographs of actual quarrystone walls to create the face. This replicates coloration which mimics mortar and subtle variations.
The low embossing creates mortar joint and rough stone textures. The sheet has a slight sheen that can be tones down by any number of paints, washes, clear coats and weathering powders.
I notice fine shading so use care when you orient this sheet for vertical surfaces or your scratchbuilt masterpiece may leaves you perplexed that something is not quite right.
scale?NOCH advertises it for HO - 1/87 and TT scales. TT is 1/100 to 1/120 depending on which side of the English Channel you are on. Regardless, the stones are various sizes and suitable for any scale. The photos show it with an HO train, a 1/87 French house, a 1/48 tank destroyer, and a 1/35 Tiger I.
conclusionI think Quarrystone Wall is a very useful product for scratchbuilders and kitbashers. It is easy to work with and looks very authentic.
Quarrystone Wall Mauerplatte Quaderstein is a quick and effective way to create stone work for your layout and diorama. Recommended.
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