Machine shop at Deer Creek made from a Sierra West Scale Models Kit

November 16, 2013

Some photos below of the most recent project completed.
The monster on the roof magically appeared during the shoot.

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Factory created from Bar Mills Models One kit N scale

December 7, 2012

I no longer model in N scale but had some bar mills models one kit walls left over so decided to use them along with leftover n scale details.

here is the result.

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Aussie style corrugated iron buildings

December 7, 2012

I have been having a go at some rural corrugated iron structures just for something different. The shearing shed is based on my brother in laws shearing shed at Ariah Park New South Wales.

I was going to build another one but decided to combine the 2 side sheds in to one bigger shed.

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SLAB HUT KITS DETAILS

October 30, 2012

I have finally got around to creating a simple cast resin kit for a slab style timber hut.

Following are some photos of how I painted the resin walls. Don’t forget to do the edges of the peaked walls.

after the base brown coat I added Some Dr Bens washes in random fashion.

Colours used were aged driftwood (silver grey) and natural pine (greenish) and a sample of the colours is included if you want to make a similar colour.

You could use other colours depending on the type of wood you are trying to model.

then comes a dry brushing of white, I used British Paints preparation in a sample pot. It produces a very slight grey when dry. Ceiling white also works quite well.

The amount you apply will determine the final colour after the black wash is added. The more white you use the greyer the finished appearance.

Ensure this has dried enough ( I usually give it around 15 minutes at room temperature)

then an application of black wash. I used Dr Bens instant age, don’t shake the jar heavily as you only want a light wash.

You can then add additional coats to darken the final result.

Most alcohol and ink washes will work.

The photos aren’t of top quality but you get the idea. Experiment as much as you like you can always start over.

here are some images of the finished product with both roof versions (included in the kit).


SLAB HUT KITS DETAILS

October 30, 2012

I have finally got around to creating a simple cast resin kit for a slab style timber hut.

Following are some photos of how I painted the resin walls. Don’t forget to do the edges of the peaked walls.

after the base brown coat I added Some Dr Bens washes in random fashion.

Colours used were aged driftwood (silver grey) and natural pine (greenish) and a sample of the colours is included if you want to make a similar colour.

You could use other colours depending on the type of wood you are trying to model.

then comes a dry brushing of white, I used British Paints preparation in a sample pot. It produces a very slight grey when dry. Ceiling white also works quite well.

The amount you apply will determine the final colour after the black wash is added. The more white you use the greyer the finished appearance.

Ensure this has dried enough ( I usually give it around 15 minutes at room temperature)

then an application of black wash. I used Dr Bens instant age, don’t shake the jar heavily as you only want a light wash.

You can then add additional coats to darken the final result.

Most alcohol and ink washes will work.

The photos aren’t of top quality but you get the idea. Experiment as much as you like you can always start over.

here are some images of the finished product with both roof versions (included in the kit).


CAPT’N JACK’S SEAFOOD EMPORIUM N SCALE

April 16, 2012

Some pics of an actual scratchbuilt structure. This one is made from some left over #1 kits from Bar Mills Models. Quite a fun structure to build very basic in design. The roofing is Paper Creek Models texture sheets. Unfortunately these are no longer available.

The white building was “painted” with a liquid paper correction tape the rubbed firmly with the finger then scraped gently with a hobby knife makes peeling paint effects quite simple. I think it will work well in larger scales though.

The big sign appears in different spots as it has not been placed permanently. I listed it on Ebay with the option left to the buyer as to whether they wanted to place it on the roof or used it as a billboard.

cheers

Dave


Tenement diorama based on Earl Smallshaw design from Northeastern Scale Models N scale

March 22, 2012

A quick small diorama just for a bit of fun.