Friday, 3 November 2017

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure - the layout part eight

Adding the brick slips is a slow and mind-numbing task, each one is first cut to size (removing about 2mm from the length) then glued in place over PVA glue and fine filler. The arched bricks have been painted black/grey as the original Lion Salt Pan (see earlier post).

The large wooden beam or support across the front was first cut from a strip of Green Foam, then textured with the blade of a razorsaw. I then added some more wood grain by carving with a scalpel and brushing with a wire brush before glueing extensions to the sides and painting black/grey. The beam was glued in place with superglue.

The smaller arch to the left was filled with more brick slips, the larger arch to the right was modelled from Green Foam carved into vertical wooden planks and painted dark brown/grey while the large arch to the side was filled with DAS modelling clay. Then back to adding the brick slips one-by-one.


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