Tuesday, 14 August 2018

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure - Adding Clutter part twelve


Regular followers of this Blog will know that I have been working on an industrial narrow gauge railway layout built to 1:27.7 scale or 11mm = 1 foot. The choice of such an unusual scale has meant that much if not all items needed for the layout have had to be heavily modified and/or converted from existing models, completely 'scratch built' or sculpted by me.

In a series of clutter themed posts which are planned to run throughout August I will demonstrate what materials I have used to model such items and how I have painted these various pieces of 'clutter' which will at some stage be added to the finished layout.


Today's post is a real mix and match of items from various sources. The oil drum is from the Italeri Field Workshop kit No. 04195 that I picked up from e-bay. It was painted with acrylic paints. The rusted oil container was 'turned' on my Black and Decker hand drill from a section of knitting needle and detailed with various pieces of plastic card and plastic rod. It was also painted with acrylic paints. The iron beam was modelled from a balloon stick, the plastic stick that is given away free when balloons are given to children and cost me nothing I modified the X section to be a T section and cut it to length. Similar Plastistruct profiles can cost over £2.00 a length so looking out for suitable plastic profiles is well worth it. The final item is a watering can which was 'scratch-built' from a section of pen barrel, some plastic card and plastic rod and pieces of sheet aluminium. It was painted in metallic greys to represent a galvanised watering can and when varnished, I used a graphite pencil to add some metallic sheen to the edges.

Tony

1 comment:

Andi Nethercoat said...

I love that watering can