Sunday, 7 November 2010
Thursday, 4 November 2010
More impressively though was the first outing of Colin Lea's Rhyd Ddu. I've been following it's build on his blog for the last few years and I'd been really impressed by the way it looked in photos. However it was even better in the flesh. Too many layouts I've seen pictures of seem to end up as less than the sum of their parts but Rhyd Ddu was quite the opposite. Here's a picture of Colin hard at work.
Apart from that I spent a day actually operating a layout at an exhibition. Batcombe is
Tuesday, 3 August 2010
Aside from that I've started to put together another Parkside NWNGR Workmans' Carriage. I think the can of grey primer will have to come out soon.
Saturday, 24 July 2010
But that was the easy bit! But it's not a complex kit so, after about an hour with a soldering iron, most of the kit was back together again. Even better it was back together in much better condition than when I first built it over 10 years ago. I think I must have chucked it together with superglue in about 5 minutes flat. This time it's all square, well held together, and without all the odd little gaps that were in it before.
Tuesday, 20 July 2010
The odd thing is that when I start digging my stuff out I couldn't quite remember where I'd got with everything. As a result the first stage was a bit of housekeeping with the paint stripper and cellulose thinners. So the airbrush is now working, teh Chivers Russell is now in its component parts, and some older kits are being reviewed. Hopefully I'll be able to come up with a proper plan of action soon and there'll be some visible progress to stick up here!