Steve Bennett wrote:
... I like the wooden Pear boxes, did you use balsa for them
The Pear boxes are made from both commercial strip wood and el-cheap-o ice cream sticks
I have managed to get quite a range of sizes and shapes mostly from $2 discount shops around home.
Although the No2 Sticks I got in Brisbane which is about a 5 hour return trip away ..... and no I didn't go there just to get the sticks .... I got some glue as well
are 6mm x 55mm these work great for flat wagon decking
are 6mm x 190 I use these for wooden planks on the side of buildings
are the standard shape stick that you would get on a ice cream and as of yet I have not used any
(Isn't kinda funny that I haven't made things using standard shape stuff)
are 18mm x 150mm and I used them as the ends of the boxes
are a massive 25mm x 200mm and I used them as the bottom of the box.
MOST of the stick are around 1mm thick so that works out to be roughly 1 inch thick if you work in 1:24 Scale.
I don't think that you could beat the price at around $2 per pack of 200. You just can't get scale lumber at those sort of prices.
Finally the I glued on the "Pears" label which I downloaded from http://www.paperstuff.com/