Friday, October 09, 2009

Lamp irons

Lamp irons
Originally uploaded by Phil_Parker
On 4mm models, I don't normally bother with lamp irons. I know I should but they always seem to end up over scale and clumsy or keep falling off when the model is handled.

There are a nice set of irons in this locomotive kit though, and I know I really should...

Results don't look too bad. The folded up OK with a little metal origami to produce the shelf bit. Vagaries in the etching process mean they aren't perfect, and I see one needs a tweak with the pliers to get it to point upward, but the result is nice and certainly gives the back end of tender some life.

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