Monday, February 12, 2007

Skaledale Baskets

wicker boxes
Originally uploaded by Phil_Parker.
I don’t really approve of ready-made items for layouts. It seems to take all the fun out of modelling. Hornby’s excellent Skaledale range is a case in point. Why make your own buildings when you can buy them ready made for a reasonable price ?

Some things are tough to make though. Wicker baskets. How the hell do you do these in 4mm scale ?

For four quid I bought a pack and they are now glued (with PVA) to the layout. Of course I didn’t like the colour so they were treated with a wash of track colour and a dry brushing with pale grey. Otherwise they are excellent and just the think for a model set in 1900.

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