Friday, 24 August 2018

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure - Adding Clutter part twenty-two

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.

These three items were modelled from a simple £1.00 toy tractor picked up in Poundland. The bucket is a simple re-paint, while the wheel and tire have been modified with holes drilled in the hub and the tyre cut back to show that it is a flat. The rectangular panel is made from plastic card, but the hub is from the tractor's front wheel and glued in place with superglue.

All three have been painted with acrylic paints and washes, however I have use various weathering powders after matt varnishing all three.


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