Saturday, 14 April 2012


These four 3mm Society castings took about an hour to complete.
Cleaning of a small amount of flash before undercoating, then letting it dry before applying the colour to these railway figures in dark clothing with white shirts. The flesh colour is by Humbrol and seemed to be the longest to dry.
These additions to a platform scene seem to take so much time but are a necessity to complete a scene.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Lamp Posts

The Hornby Scaledale lamp posts have been painted and the bases fitted with a pin to aid placement.
When looking in Adrian Vaughns book-GW Architecture, they do resemble a fluted post which is pictured within.
Just need planting on the platform

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Signal Box.

 Now for the tricky bit. The window aperatures and clapboarding have been made from various plastic strip and sheet.
This was then fixed to the superstructure with Cockpit Glue which seems to adhere most things. I intend to use this product to fix the etched windows to clear plastic as it dries clear.
The lower floor door still has to be opened out and the brick frames fitted with lintels and window sills- more brickpaper!

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Signal Box

 Boy what a difference an enlargement makes.
The Signal Box has been wrapped in brick paper and some examples of the windows are also included.
I need to attach the brickwork over and under the window openings and then commence the plastic work for the top half of the cabin.
The windows and doors as mentioned before are from Worsley Works. The nameplate has been lettered but by cruel enlargement it shows how inaccurate my lettering is!
Still it's going to do and at normal viewing distance doesn't look too bad!
The transfers for this are from the Ratio kit for 4mm but pass for use in 3mm. All sealed by acrylic satin varnish just waiting for the box to be finished.