Friday, 8 April 2011
Re-cycled Material for Modelling
I am sure that other readers would have come across a similar experience. This week I was given this box of wood veneers in the hope that I could find a use for them in my hobby. Oh Boy - it was like Christmas and my birthday had come at once! A box full of modelling material that I was immediately imagining as ship decks, roof tiles or wagon sides. The real benefit was that they came in different thickness's.
To give some idea of just how much there was, I have included this second image of the pieces stored in a used Cider case. I estimate that there are at least 100 separate pieces in four of five grades. I am sure that pieces will find there way into future models and similarly that some of the stock will be re-distributed amongst model-making friends. Real re-cycling!
I have many more stories of how I have had donations given to me of what at first looks and seems like rubbish, but with a modellers eye these pieces of spare plastic sign, ex-lipstick containers or aerosol can lids soon become something much more interesting.