Sunday 5 August 2018

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure - Adding Clutter part five

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.

The last lot of Schweppes boxes have been finished. These four were a little bit different to the earlier boxes as two were modelled as open boxes while the remaining two are intended to be placed on their side rather than standing upright. They have been painted in the same way as the earlier models, acrylic paint highlighted by drybrushing and finished with washes.

The square oil container was modelled from layers of 3mm thick plastic card with the cone top sanded to shape and a plastic rod screw top superglued in place before being painted red. The label on the front was cut from the Waitrose wine and spirit guide - a great resource for small labels and posters and free.

This final image shows all 14 Schweppes wooden boxes. My intention is to have them placed on the layout as clutter, stacked up against the wooden fence or along the brick wall. They have been great fun to build and to paint while listening to The World Cup football matches on the radio and enjoying the warm weather in the garden shed.


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