Tuesday 21 August 2018

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure - Adding Clutter part eighteen

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.

More rusty bits. A selection of rusty clutter made from items from my spares box.

Starting on the left, we have a couple of pieces of pen and pencil barrels, glued together, next is a length of plastic tubing and then another section of plain pen barrel. The flat sheet is just plastic card and the three pipe lengths to the right are from a cheep £1.00 play-house toy. They are door pillars from the porch. Finally the tapered section across the front is the handle off a plastic spoon given away free with tea or coffee.

Painted with acrylic paints from Vallejo; Charred Brown, Hot Orange, white and black. They are then highlighted with Hot Orange/yellow before being varnished with Galleria Matt Varnish to which I have added a tiny bit of brown.


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