Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Archiving a few old pictures

I am just using this post as a kind of archive, holding old photos that will otherwise become lost when I in the near future discontinue my personal domain.

A photo of a ballast comparison I did for an N scale layout back in 2010.

Some photos relating to a weathering challenge held in 2015.

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Something is wrong with the photos

Something seems to have happened with the photos on this blog. Many, or most, of the them are no longer visible. I'll try to fix that.

EDIT September 22, 2022: All the photos have been restored.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Scenicking done

The scenery is done, I think. I have added trees, bushes, differs layers of static grass and more. Color tones created with an airbrush.

Sunday, May 1, 2022

A pine tree

 Scenicking has started, most notably with a pine tree. 

Friday, April 15, 2022

Engine shed, part 4, final

The engine shed has been finalized, i.e. painted assembled and weathered. 

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Engine shed, part 3

I have done the roof panels. The prototype features a wood shingle roof, as far as I can see from my old photos. It took some experimenting to find a way of modeling that. I wanted it as true to the prototype as possible, but still take an acceptable time to finish. This is one of the panels, but not yet stained or weathered.

And this is how I did it: I started with the same 0.4 mm plywood that I used for the walls and measured and marked for scribing and cutting.

I then scribed the ply using a dental tool to give the impression of individual shingles.

Next I made horisontal cuts, forming strips of shingles side by side.

Then I glued the strips horizontally on to sheet styrene, with the strips overlapping some.

And that's more or less it. 😀

Engine shed, part 2

All the wall panels are done, board and batten style.