Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Corner sceneThis is why I like building little layouts. You can spend time on the details. This little corner on the layout in a boxfile is a case in point. I've always thought it worked very well but would be lost in the context of a typical "dream" giant tail-chasing layout.

The elements are simple enough. An Airfix figure from the civilians set is engrossed in the letter he is reading. It's a nicely posed figure and because of this, one seen on many layouts. Used carefully though, he's as good as a whitemetal man costing as much as a bag of plastic people on a second hand stall.

The chair comes from Cooper Craft - part of their grounded van body kit. It's got 5 tiny parts to assemble but is delightfully airy and chair-like. Lent against the wall by someone who had snuck out of the office to enjoy the sunshine, we've all seen something similar in real life.


Duckie. said...

Great post Phil, My son RJR is another one for the detail. it's what makes a model isn't it.
Use your lettering idea "Name that Boat" all the time and pass it on to others in our club.

Keira said...

Nice work, I am really glad to be 1 of several visitants on this awful site : D