Monday 29 December 2008

Oil Tank Farm

Last post of the year. Not to bad a batting average for posts on the blog so fare, aiming to keep it up next year.

Last of the flying boat station pictures here. The old Blue Peter staple toilet rolls used for the storage tanks, on a 6'' square art board base. Small control shed from card. BP logos from the web.

Thursday 11 December 2008

Flying boat station accommodation

The passenger accommodation with tin roof washroom. Hut roofs are made from old toweling, glued onto card board formers and trimed when dry. They can be removed to place figures inside.

Thursday 27 November 2008

Water & Fuel

Two scamps showing the water tower and the fueling station, the tower was built from black card and plastic kit sprue. Decided not to build the corrugated tin roof for the fuel tank, and the bunker for the top of the water tower is still on the to do list.

Sunday 23 November 2008

Engineering Shed

With the engineering shed I was going for a more industrial look than with the other station buildings which have a more colonial, pims on the veranda look about them. By using the same colour palette as the other buildings, and having an area of white planking on each side of the building it has the family look, but with the corrugated iron roof, blue tarpouline (wine bottle foil) and big double doors, it looks like a place where you would do engineering type things to bits of flying boats, with the help of Katharine Hepburn and a grumpy american named Humphrey.

Tuesday 18 November 2008

Flying boat station booking office

15mm scale flying boat office made from embossed card. making the painting of the planking much easier. The card was very absorbent taking quite a few layers of paint to build up the colour. this helped a lot in creating the weatherd look. the original 1930's travel posters were sourced on the web and scaled down and printed of.

Tuesday 11 November 2008

Flying Boat Station

15mm Scale flying boat station for use during ww2. Hanger roof made from G.F. Smith colourflute card. Oil tanks from loo rolls, thatched roofs of the huts from toweling soaked in
PVA. And stuck onto cardboard formers.

Friday 7 November 2008

As i was saying, must get the hang of this formating! Back to roofs from G.F. Smiths colorflute range, great for doing tiled roofs.

15mm Temple

Small temple, again for 15mm DBA. Based on free CD with coffee jar lid for the temple to stand on. Roof of the temple from ribbed paper from G. F. Smith (color flute range) Great for tilled roofs.

Woods & Hills

Terrain elements used in creating the header for this blog. They were built for use with 15mm DBA Greek v Persian armies. Based on free CD's from the front of corn flake packs. Olive trees made from Grape stalks, with green railway foam PVA'd on. Olive terraces built up with foam core board, and gravel from the garden an x gold fish and high quality filer from pound land.

Friday 31 October 2008

Sketch it out

Rule number one, always plan out what you are going to do, you might not stick with it, but it gives you a starting point. It also gives you a to do list.

This was my first working drawing for my 1930's Flying boat station, to be used with my WW2 15mm
Fare East / Middle East set up. 

Number two!

Sorted out the header, still to wide? Could do with some tweaking yet. Must sort out some new pictures of work in progress. Lots of finished stuff but nothing yet showing a walk through.

Also need to think about what the hell I'm going to say on here? For the train tonight perhaps. As the Blogmeister him self would say pips for now.


Sunday 26 October 2008

Well here goes nothing