Model Making With Rigid Foam Boards – Extruded Polystrene (XPS)
Extruded Polystyrene sheets are 25-100 mm thick, which can be cut and shaped into almost any shape or dimension. Boards can also be easily glued together with a Polystyrene compatible adhesive to make thicknesses greater than 100mm.
Boards can be shaped into a variety of shapes using traditional woodworking tools, creating realistic mountains, buildings, valleys and scenery. Extruded Polystyrene is a closed cell board with high rigidity, so even when carved it maintains its structural integrity.
Once shaped, boards can be painted or finished in a variety of manners. The lightweight nature of Styrofoam also makes it ideal for portable models, or displays.
Styrofoam Used For Model Railways
Modelling enthusiasts are readily embracing rigid extruded polystyrene as a easy to work with and lightweight board ideal for moulding and shaping their perfect landscape.