Sunday 12 August 2018

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure - Adding Clutter part ten

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.

This time two resin oil drums - the European style oil drums with heavy central rolling bands. The models are resin casts of originals sculpted by me, for details see this post. Both have been aged or dented by attacking with a Dremel burr prior to painting. The rear drum has a Milliput two part epoxy sack added to the top. This was made from some spare Milliput I had left over after working on another project, I find that 'spare' Milliput can always be modelled into something like a sack or a canvas bag rather than thrown away.

Painting was done with acrylic paints and washes. Both were varnished with Galleria Matt Varnish before I used a graphite pencil to add a metallic sheen to the edges. The small oil stain was done with black and dark brown acrylic paint added to KLEAR floor polish.


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