A quick update on my Gn15 2015 challenge layout.
Physically, not much happening...yet.
I have been doing a lot of thinking, because the original mine theme just didn't seem to gel as I thought it should.
I have however hit upon a great theme, basically a fossil dig at La Brea tarpits in the 1920s. This part of Los Angeles was right in the middle of an oilfield, before urban sprawl spread along Wilshire Boulevarde.
See this great website:http://www.tarpits.org/la-brea-tar-pits/timeline
The excavations section on the timeline has a photo from the 1920s that will be my primary inspiration.
I think this will be an interesting and different theme. The new ICM Henry Ford & Co 1/24 figures, and quite a few SLM figures in 20s garb are suitable for this micro. Making fossil bones will be a bit of a challenge. I might be able to use bird bones. Sounds very macabre but mutton birds are continually washed up on my local beach, with hundreds of skeletons to recover bones from.
Now that I have the theme I am hoping that preliminary work will proceed a bit faster. Will probably start with making scale boxes, ladders, wheelbarrows etc. At least some figures will need to be adapted/butchered.
Motive power will probably be a T Model Ford rail tractor thingy similar to that used on 2ft gauge in New Zealand.
It always helps to put your thoughts down I find.
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