Monday 30 August 2010

ALR Station-WIP

Some WIP pictures of the ALR station and engine shed, or Asmara Light Railway engine shed number 3, the cinzano advert is from the Rapid Fire web site printed out at a seduced size for 15mm scale, ground work still needs to be painted. Also need to make up some posters and a sign to go on the station building. Also need to put some posts in position to support the station veranda roof.

Thursday 19 August 2010

Free buildings

I have been interested in 1/300 micro armour since the late 1970's and over the years have had a number of armies, my current area of interest is the 1973 Arab Israeli conflict. While looking at various micro armour website I came to the GHQ figures free down loadable 1/300 card buildings. Not suitable for my middle east based interests but printed out at the right size very useful for my 10mm projects on the Franco Prussian war and early period WW1 armies. The models are based on the Dutch village/town of Borkel en shaft as well as Eindhoven. Ok its not Belgium, but with apologise to any Dutch or Belgian readers I may have, its near enough for my purpose's.
The top picture shows a close up of one of the buildings in the process of being built, once I down loaded the PDF's I copy and pasted the various section of the buildings, so that instead of having just one building per sheet I had a number of the same building on the same sheet. They were then printed out onto A3 sheets of card. You will need to have Adobe acrobat professional to be able to do this. You need to scrol down to the bottom of the page to come to the building pdf's.

Sunday 15 August 2010

The bits box

Thought some of you might be interested in the contents of my bits box, I always keep my eyes pealed for anything which I can use for my terrain projects, and having two laddies in the house hold the is never a shortage of shoe boxes to store my raw materials in. Quite a lot of the above stuff is old bottle/coffee cup/peanut butter bottles lids. Also at least four floss holders. The silver stuff in the zip lock bag bottom left is pan scouring pads which are great for making barbed wire in a number of scales.

Thursday 12 August 2010


Just a quick update on the Asmara Light Railway (ALR) station and engine shed, showing the windows cut out of the card mounted graph paper. Above the windows is some card with a dark blue to light blue drift created using coloured pencils. The window frames will now be stuck onto the card. Thus making a much simpler job of creating the windows and no tricky painting around the frames.