Friday 28 September 2012

Small Signal Box………..

Well, as promised I’ve  taken some pictures of the R010 Signal Box from scalescenes. It’s a simple little build and it’s giving me my daily fix. It should keep me going till the Shop Backs come out.

The wall finish which I opted for this time was Random Ashlar. The structure is basically a box, made up of four sides.


Once cut out and glued together with the internal supports. It lends it’s self to be quite a sturdy structure.


With addition of a small wall on the side and the base for the stairs.


To hide the raw edges, there are corner cover pieces. Simple but effective.

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True to form there has to be a fiddly bit for me to attempt with my huge sausage fingers.

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Now that the stairs are complete and in place, the next section to tackle is the is the main windows and the roof. I have to get a wiggle on, as the new kit from scalescenes is due to come out on Tuesday 2nd October. Fingers crossed.

Until Next Time……………


Monday 17 September 2012

Just To Fill My Time In………

Just to keep my hand in, and to stop me getting bored whilst I wait for the latest release of High Street Shop Backs from scalescenes. I have decided to build the R0101 Signal Box. It is strange to say it, but I almost panic when I have nothing to build. I have to have something on the table, even if I have no time to do it, it has to be there. (OH NO! I have become a model junkie, needing a daily modelling fix!!)I know I should get up into the loft and get everything put into place but, I still have to wait a few weeks until it cools down a bit  up there. I still wish I had built in a Velux window into the roof so that I could have ventilation during the summer. 

I have started the signal box, but I’ve not had a chance to take any pictures as yet. Hopefully I will get some sorted over the next couple of days, and I will get them posted by the weekend.

Until Next Time……….


Thursday 6 September 2012

Block Of Flats……..

Well it’s been a very hectic three weeks in the Heath household, I can tell you. What with the Proms weekend at Castle Howard, the posh wedding of Jak’s boss at Matfen Hall and a rake of Fire Brigade courses. I told myself that I wouldn’t have time to do any modelling. Well I’m afraid I might have lied to myself. I just couldn’t walk past my table without picking up my craft knife. The only problem is, I didn’t realise how much I was doing, and before I knew it, there it was finished. Unfortunately though, I didn’t get may pictures.

I wasn’t sure what I was going to build. The T007 kit that comes from scalescenes lends it’s self to few different options. You can choose from either a Hotel, a Hospital, an Office Block or just a Block of Flats. Because I didn’t think I wasn’t going to have much time on the build, I opted for the Block of Flats. I know it sounds a bit of a cop out, but it is the simplest option with not much interior detail.

As always the basic core structure is simple but strong and effective.

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And I’m sorry but, the finished build.


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So with the flats built and with a little more time on my hands, I am looking forward to the next release that is imminent from scalescenes. In the next few days, the much awaited High Street Backs. I can’t wait.

Until Next Time……….