Wednesday, 22 August 2018

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure - Adding Clutter part nineteen

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.

Another post showing bits and pieces.

Back Row;
A scratch-built gas container made from some spare plastic tubes, detailed with sticky-back plastic and some plastic rod. A plastic bucket from the Italeri 1:35th scale Field Set, and a  galvanised metal bucket made from rolled-up aluminium tin foil (a tin food tray). The final piece  is a section of retail dispenser, used for holding small pots of paint. I have cut it to size and added some holes before painting it in my usual rust colours.

Middle Row;
Four pieces of scrap plastic found in my  'bits box'. Bits from an old transistor radio, another piece of the small paint pot dispenser, scrap plastic and a mounting plate for a toilet seat. All painted with a basecoat of Vallejo Game Color Charred Brown/Hot Orange mix.

Front Row;
Strips of scrap wood, cut into planks or strips. They have been painted by adding a dilute wash over the whole surface and then painted with acrylics. I got the worn effect by using masking tape to remove some of the paint by pressing a strip of tape onto the freshly painted wood and peeling it off to give a realistic peeling paint effect.


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