As promised, I’ve cracked on and completed the Scalescenes free download add on, to finish the Railway Works.
The next instalment is back to basics, using regular size sheets and base boards. I wasn’t keen on the grey board I used on the façade, as it was corrugated. For all this was very easy to cut, in comparison to the regular grey board I use, it did have its drawbacks. Like it was very easy to distort and it left ugly raw edges around the windows.
To get started, first of all I cut out the rear of the front wall base layers and their corresponding cover layers.
The reason for the cover layers just simply being printed onto the base layer, is that when you cover the base layer, the window and door edges, are cleverly covered.
And with the addition of the window sills to cover the bottom of the window, it just leaves the upper part of the window / door to be coloured with a marker to match the outside brick colour.
Cover the buttress base layers with the cover layers.
Glue the finished sections to the rear of the front façade. Then once in place, glue the buttresses over the joints. Set aside with plenty of clamps to ensure good adhesion.
Add the four internal gable walls.
This comes in four pieces. Two printed walls and two strengthening pieces to go on the rear. (Again I’ve lost a couple of pictures. These were just showing the two interior wall sections).
These are not all the same length. This is so when the four are put together, the joints are staggered, giving extra strength.
While the glue is setting on the rear wall, cut out the printed roof truss sections and glue these to the rear wall.
These have got a very clever photo based background, to give added depth to the finished model.
Time to cut out the actual roof trusses next. Once these are put in place, in gives a perfect three dimensional effect to the roof trusses.
A couple of simple doors get glued onto the rear wall next.
The two end wall doorways are made next.
These are made in two sections, an interior and exterior section, the glued together to give a slight reveal for the doors to be hung from.
The pictures of the complete end walls and the coming together of the complete building, I’m afraid, have been lost. But the process was just to glue the front façade, the end walls and rear wall together to form your building.
The roof is next. This is in four sections, to give a four ridge roof.
I’ve used the free to print dirty skylights, available at this link, as I didn’t think that the white Scaleglaze windows would be suitable, as the skylights would have probably never been cleaned. These once printed onto OHP film are just cut out and glued to the underside of the roof.
An interior cover layer completes the roof sections.
These are now just glued to the main building, in four sections. Don’t worry about the gaps, these are to be covered by valley guttering.
Ridge tile edging next, to cover the score line.
Capping edges are cut out, and glued to the top of the gables next.
Four doors next. These are made in three sections, to give that realistic baton door look.
And that’s it.
To say that this is a freebie from Hornby/Scalescenes, there is a lot of potential for this kit on a layout.
Until Next Time..............