Sunday 30 June 2019

Completed China Clay Facility............

Well there you go.  I’ve finished the T029 China Loading Facility, the latest release from Scalescenes. I’ve really enjoyed this kit. It has a few new features in the kit including, new box construction techniques, new sliding doors, a corrugated sheet making jig and a new texture for the storeroom roof, with lichen.

I’ve took my time (for once) to plan and incorporate electrics in this build. And I have to say, I’m more than pleased with the results. The running of the self adhesive 6mm copper tape throughout the building is so easy. It can be hidden between two base layers, and even under a cover layer, it’s that thin! There is no soldering of joints, the tape just sticks over it’s self and makes the connection. All it takes is a little thought in the initial stages, and it couldn’t be easier. I can see me rebuilding all of my Scalescenes kits with lights. The lights are just run from a battery at the moment, but when the building is put in its final resting place on a layout, it can be easily hard wired, as the inlet is underneath in the base.

The lights I’ve used are 3mm warm white pre wired led lights, as they give a softer, less harsh light.

Well here it is in all of its glory. It’s not in its final resting place, it is in fact, it’s still sitting on my work bench, but I’ve placed a backdrop behind it and I've photoshopped some grass around the sides and front.

I like this kit, I like it a lot, but I’m eagerly awaiting the next release. It is the long awaited Fire Station. I’ve waited patiently for a couple of years now for this kit, and hopefully it’s out early July. I can’t wait.

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

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