Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Dry faster !

Diorama Base

Deadlines concentrate the mind but they also expose over-confident plans. In the run up to Warley my lack of progress with a small diorama started to come back to bit me.

The landform is built up using ready mixed Polyfilla on a plywood base. I an effort to get the stuff to set, I stuck it in a warm oven for 15 minutes. While the gas was off, this was as long as I dared. In the back of my mind, the idea of the whole lot catching fire kept flaring up. Irrational I know, but there you go.

With the filla sort of set, a quick coat of Wilko emulsion was slapped all over it. This does dry quickly and doesn't seem to mind the soft surface.

The finished article was at the NEC exhibition. Phew!

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