Yes, I'm particularly fond of the Scalescenes variety, especially since it can be printed out with quite subtle changes depending on printer setting and paper.> I find the more matt the finish the less noticeable is the lack of relief
I love brick paper. Consider Denny's work on Buckinham, Ahern's Madder Valley, Frank Dyer's Borchester, and that much underknown layout from the 50s, Horncastle.I agree with all James has said. Trouble is, I no longer have a printer...Doh!
This typeface makes "r"and "n" look like "m". But Buckinham deserves to be Buckingham, sorry.
Oddly (ahem) I rediscovered my copy of Ahern's Miniature Building Construction last week.As a child both that and Tustin's book on garden railways had a big influence on me. Looking through it again most of the ideas still hold good. Arguably the main thing that looks amiss to modern eyes is his inevitable over use of the same brickpaper.
Still my bible, James, for buildings. I need to be in a certain frame of mind to make buildings and that depends entirely on bringing Ahern back to mind. That "sit in the corner by the window in the rain" feeling, where I first read it.Of course in those days there were a few Bilteezi brickpapers available and that was it. But he might have argued that the brick structures of one area will usually be of a similar local brick. Certainly the case round here.
Buckinham; if it were moved to South London, as in Tootin. Buckinham South Central?I used to like the Builder Plus stuff as it seemed to be photographed bricks. However this (the Superquick yellow) is almost as nice. What I can't abide is the Metcalf which is too pink, too even and too expensive. It reminds me of dolls house bricks. I'm not convinced with the home prints and the lifetime of the inks under sunlight. The commercial papers are so cheap it seems silly not to use them. The above is at least twenty years old, probably more and less than 50p for a pack.CF
I think using brick paper takes more planning and skill than embossed plastic. Stopping wrinkles and warping, covering corners (no filing the joints to follow), getting doors and windows lined up with the courses, etc.
There was an article in RM, late 90s I think, which dealt with a generic station building in card and Superquick papers. I still think it's one of the most inspiring modern pieces on the medium and showed (me) that it was still a valid way of doing it if required. I'll have to dig it out again.CF