Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Parish Church - final post (well almost)

I've had such a wonderful time building this that now it is done I am quite despondent.  In fact, towards the end of the build I was finding distractions so as not to finish it.  It's been a huge and very, very satisfying challenge.

I haven't got it quite right in parts but I'll know what works and what doesn't for next time - if there is a next time.

I have installed some lighting and will post a few more pics when it's dark - if the lights work and look half decent that is.

I shall now drift aimlessly until I start the next project.  But what will it be?  I've decided I don't like the West Quay station building so I need to find a replacement. The research alone will take a while I expect.  Any suggestions for a branchline country station gratefully received.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Church Window Appeal

Work on the church is progressing.  The octagonal steeple proved less difficult than I had anticipated, styrene sheet being remarkably versatile - and thank goodness for squadron putty which covers multiple botching.

I have found that I enjoy adding the detail to a model more than any other stage but it is also the most time consuming.  I don't mind at all.  I'm enjoying it.

However, I need advice.  How do I model the louvre windows in the church tower? I have tried sticking styrene strip straight onto the window backing (painted grey in the photo) but it just isn't working. Any suggestions gratefully received.

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