Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by csxengineer, Sep 20, 2003.
I made a mock up off a coal mine from a single photo I found
with Evergreen styrene, I started to build the rear and front part.
step 3, the sides
started the right side
step 4, glueing the front
step 5. test fitting it on layout
still lots more to do.
WOW! Nice work. Looking forward to seeing your next installment.
Yea, that's looking good.
Wow,,,, your first attempt??? Very well done.
No stopping you now
Scratchbuilding WARNING!!! this disease is highly contageous and VERY SATISFYING
Nice work csx.
Looking great !
Thats a good looking coal mine csxengineer
Hope to see more as it develops.
Scratchbuilding is FUN
Looks great csxengineer. Nice work.
That project of yours looks interesting and it looks excellent work, keep us posted.
a little paint
okay, a little paint, still gotta do the windows
how do I make green tinted windows?
how do I make green tinted windows? The industrial glass that is tinted green to let some sun in? I have clear styrene, but if I paint that green, it looks just like green plastic. Help. Also, what can I add to make this more realistic? Thanks
That's the stuff! The mine looks good CSX! For green tinted windows try the school supplies aisle at your local store for transparent colored folders for school reports. For added realism how about some conveyors? Also maybe some steps. ladders, and platforms with railings so your mine workers can access different levels of the structure...Nice work!
Somewhere, deep in the bowels of www.walthers.com, a sales rep is letting out a pitiful wailing at the thought of yet another modeler freed from the chains of store bought structure kits. Cool beans...
Very nice, csx!
That is some d%$# good scratchbuilding!
Most craft stores carry a spray paint for "stained glass" projects. This is safe for plastic and it translucent. A thin coat will allow you to see through it a bit. This is effective if you are lighting your structures. I used it on a couple of HO passenger cars I helped a friend with. It works very well, but be sure it's dry before handling it.
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