Wednesday 25 March 2015

Air Brushing…………….

After building my last project, my wife Jak past comment, that everything looked great but a little clean and clinical. She suggested that it may look better if I “made it distressed” and I had to agree, but where to start? I have at my disposal, a vast array of Promarkers but I’m not too confident at colouring in. So, she suggested I had a go at air brushing. She has an air brushing system but it takes some setting up. So she contacted one of her crafting friends at Perfect Paper Crafting. She very kindly sent me “The Perfect Airbrush” a hand operated air brush to go with my Promarkers. To be honest, I’ve had a ball. It’s so easy to operate and control single handed. If I wasn’t careful, I could of totally air brushed all of my models. But I think that might of been a bit too much.

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And here are some of the results I managed to achieve.



……..and after. I’m quite proud of my efforts.

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So,from now on, with my new Air Brush and my collection of Promarkers


The sky is the limit.

Until Next Time…………..

Chris sig

Industrial Workshop and Water Tower……………….

Well I’ve cracked on at a fair old pace with this project. So much so, I’ve finished it. It is the T024a Industrial Warehouse from Scalescenes, but I’ve had sneaky access to the next releases, the Boiler House B, the Workshop C and the Water Tower D. All of the buildings are typical Scalescenes. Simple but sturdy, highly detailed box construction. The Workshop was so simple, it only took two nights after work to complete. Unfortunately I’ve no pictures of the build, as it was put together so quick, but its nothing I’ve shown in previous posts. But here it is in its finished state.

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With just the Water tower to build, it was coming on a treat. It’s a simple sturdy box, with very clever detailed exterior walls, built up in layers.

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Simply glued together to make the box. The back wall, which is visible through the window, has detailed print. With the addition of a simple pipe running from top to bottom. this is simply made by rolling the paper on itself to form a tube and gluing.

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Corners come next. These too add extra detail and depth to the tower.

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As you can see, that when it all comes together how strong and sturdy it becomes.


The water tank is next. A simple box with added detail to give the look of a panelled tank.

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With the addition of the roof, that’s it. I like this one.

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When all brought together it makes quite a statement.

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I now intend to add some of my own detail to this complex. I’ve acquired a hand operated airbrush that works with my vast Promarker collection. It’s my intention to try and “dirty up” this build. I’ll let you know how I get on.

Until Next Time………….

Chris sig

Friday 13 March 2015

Industrial Boiler House………..

Just a quick post to show you the next instalment of the Industrial Warehouse/Boiler House/Workshop/Water Tower. The next part was the Boiler House, and to be honest there’s not much technical about it. It’s basically a box! But as you would expect from Scalescenes, there’s quite a lot of detail that comes with this box.

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I really like the fine detail in these kits. The circular louver vent is ever so slightly recessed from the brickwork. The electrical box on the wall and trunking are not printed on, but rather glued on elements.

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Talking of the circular louver. I’m pleased that you can print out as many copies as you need with these kits because i had to print out four because try as I may, I couldn’t cut a perfect circle for toffee!!! Fear not, my Wife Jak is an avid crafter and her stash of craft tools is immense. So low and behold she came up with perfectly sized circle punch. Simple.


Once all of the walls are together, it’s time to add the doors. Two different types for the Boiler House. Standard wooden sliding doors.

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And a roller shutter door. Which you can quite easily choose whether to have it open or closed. Just simply cut out the body of the shutter to the required height.

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A simple flat roof with a couple of roof lights.

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Add the wall coping and that’s the Boiler House done.


Sorry I lied. I’m not finished, there’s a chimney stack to add. By simply lightly scoring the card and gluing together with the aid of a couple of clamps. Together with a simple base, you can make a very effective chimney.

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Put it all together and hey presto! A finished Boiler House.

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And a sneaky peek at the Warehouse and Boiler House together.


Next is the Workshop. Watch this space.

Until Next Time………..

Chris sig