Thursday, January 10, 2013
Forge and Plywood baseboards in Hornby Mag
This month's Hornby Magazine sees one of my more beautiful projects - a Cotswold stone forge built from the Wills Finecast kit. Not a complicated model by any means but well worth spending a bit of time over.
As well as assembling the building, I've detailed it with the Wills parts sold as an accessory kit. A little bit of scratchbuilt detail around the forge itself and the result is a modestly priced but intricate model. I was surprised how much I liked the result once it was set in a small landscape diorama.
Elsewhere, I'm knocking up some plywood baseboard for Clayhanger Yard. Trying to be different, the front edge of these is concave. Hopefully this will exaggerate the length of the layout slightly. I will have to drop a copy of the mag into my local hardware store though, as their man with the power saw features very prominently.
The most revolutionary step is to use a heavy duty paste table as a support. I know it's cheating and a "proper" modeller would make something from real trees but time was of the essence, the table is sturdy and cheap, and anyway, I couldn't decide how to do them anyway.
Elsewhere, I've reviewed some nice 3D printed vehicles from Finney & Smith and couple of books.
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