Sunday, 27 September 2009

A Sand Bag (A la Lady Bracknell)

When making the 10mm scale hay stacks I had opened a pack of air drying clay I bought about 6 months ago, to keep the clay fresh I rapped it in cling film and put it into an air tight chines take out box, but the was quite a bit left over, so rather than let it go off and harden. On the spur of the moment I decided to have a go at some sand bags.
The water tower from my 15mm scale flying boat station was designed to have a sand bag bunker on the top. I rolled the clay out into sausages to the right size and then started to cut them up with a scalpel. It then struck me that rather than cutting right throw the clay, all I need to do was put the blade three quarters of the way through. Creating long lines of sand bags still attached to each other. Ready to use in future.


Col. Corbane said...

Excellent blog mate.

airhead said...

Hi Col. thanks for the kind words.

All the Best


Eli Arndt said...

Wonderful idea with the pre-prepped sandbags. I'll remember this next time I find myself with extra putty or clay leftover.