Goods Shed part 5 and Population Increase!
William Clarke 7mm figures Andrew C Stadden
I think we can safely say that now we are in September the Summer is over and thoughts can once again return to modelling. My last blog entry was back in April, so an update is definitely due! I rarely do much modelling over the summer months, preferring to spend time on outdoor pursuits. The beast below is a major distraction from finishing the layout, but great fun all the same!:-)
Despite the distractions provided by the joy of motorcycling, some progress has been made on Sherton Abbas. The gap under the Goods Shed walls needed resolving, but before it could be permanently fixed in position I wanted to include some interior detail.
I used some wooden sleeper strip left over from my 4 mm days to plank the Goods Shed floor, sticking them in position using PVA white glue. The planks were then stained using Colron wood stain and weathered with thinned enamel paints. I had a few packing cases, sacks and barrels left over from making wagon loads, so these were stuck in position on top of the planking using 5 minute epoxy resin. I also found a 4 mm scale yard crane in my "bits box" that I thought might look passable as a loading crane inside the shed.
Once I was happy with the shed interior 5 minute epoxy was used to fix the Goods Shed in position on top of the platform surface. Milliput epoxy putty was then used to fill in any gaps under the goods shed brickwork. Once the Milliput had dried it was painted to blend into the platform surface using enamel paints.
I also added a figure from Andrew Stadden's excellent range https://www.acstadden.co.uk/shop-4 , who has evidently stepped in something grim on the way to work! Next time the baseboards are apart a little judicious painting of his boot will take place! :-)
I've also painted a few more figures from the previously mentioned range and positioned them on the platform surface.
The layout is getting pretty close to being finished, but still needs a lot more trees to added, I've got another 15 wire tree armatures built, so I have at least made a start! :-)
I'll close this entry with an overall picture of the layout, which is due to appear at the Cardiff show in October http://www.cardiffmo...wayshow.co.uk/
Until next time, best wishes to all!