Sunday 27 December 2015

A Quick Foot Bridge

Last week I showed you what I'd been building during my lunch breaks. Here are a couple of pictures of another build. It's the R007 Foot Bridge from Scalescenes. I've had my eye on this model for quite a while but not, until now, got round to building it. As per every Scalescenes model, it's so simple in construction, but very detailed and solid.


That's all that I have built up till now, and now I have a problem. I can't tell you just now, but watch this space next week and I'll show you what my dilemma is.

Until Next Time.............


Sunday 20 December 2015

Canal Scene............

As I have been banished and exiled from my craft table for the holiday period, I have some pictures of projects that I've built over the last couple of months I can show you.

A while ago, at work on  a weekend, I made the T018 Narrow Boat and Lock from Scalescenes. I must admit that I just built it not knowing if I would use it on the layout. Well, after a lot of looking at the blank canvas that I have in the loft at the moment, I decided that there would be a back corner of the layout that could benefit from a small canal scene. Now the lock and narrow boat wouldn't be enough on their own so, I built the T018a Lock Keepers Cottage and the T018b Canal Bridge to accompany them. These will make a small countryside diorama at the rear of the layout. I've no pictures of the building but here are the end results.

Now these with the Narrow Boat and Lock together (not in their final positions).

I've more pictures to show you of another build for a future post, so call back soon.
P.S. It's not to late to get your hands on Scalescenes Gift Certificate of a loved one for Christmas (Wink Wink)

Until Next Time.............

Monday 14 December 2015

Finished Goods Shed..........

I’ve set to and finished the R009 Goods Shed kit from Scalescenes. There wasn’t much to do, just the small office to build and the main roof for the shed. I needed to get it finished this weekend as my craft table, is also the family dining table, and as we are having family for Christmas, all of my craft stash has to be put away for the holidays. Anyway back to the model.

The office is a three sided building comprising of internal and external walls, brought together with the addition of windows, sills, door and a fireplace.

As you can see, the door is raised up from ground level. Time to make some stairs. Eight steps with cover layers, stacked squarely and the addition of a wall to finish he stairs.

The roof is made from one piece of card and covered in strips of tiles, and to top it off with the ridge tiles,

The main roof is constructed the same way, but with roof lights cut in. If you carefully cut out the roof tiles and keep the in order, it gives a realistic weathering affect.

So to the finished shed. I’m really pleased with the end result.

Please excuse the layout of this post if it looks out of place, I'm having trouble with the program I use to write to my blog. This is just a stop gap.

Well that could be me finished building for a couple of weeks until the end of the festive period. Saying that, I have a couple of builds I’ve not blogged about. They were built at work at a weekend. No pictures of the building process, but plenty of pictures of the finished models. Watch this space.

But before I go, don’t forget the Scalescenes Gift Certificate for that last minute Christmas present, for that modeller in the family.

Until Next Time…………..

Sunday 6 December 2015

Goods Shed Part 2…………..

The second part of the R009 Goods Shed from Scalescenes is coming along quite nicely. The buttresses and the plinths come next. Simple base layers with cover layers wrapped around.

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Once the buttresses and plinths are in position, it’s time to add the small detail of the window sills.

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Time for some interior detail now. The interior platform and doors are put into place at this point.

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Fix the gables, the back wall and the gutters at this point.

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It’s the small detail added at this point, that gives great dimension later in the build.


Next comes the roof trusses. I like this detail, as it is so simple but intricate and looks fantastic when the model is finished. Quite a bit of intricate cutting out, especially with fingers like mine. But the end result is worth while.

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Before I put the trusses into position, it’s good to run a marker around all of the raw edges. It adds to the fine detail and looks very authentic.

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Well that’s my progress so far. It doesn’t seem much that I’ve done, but there was a great deal of intricate detail to cut out. The next post will show you the final result. All that is left to do is, the small office to fix to the side, and the roof to fix in place.

Don’t forget those Scalescenes Gift Certificates for those “hard to buy for presents” this Christmas.

Until Next Time……………

Chris sig