I can't find the details of how this:
...back in March 2006, became this:
..sometime I think in 2008.
Anyway, I'm going to stick last week's progress here, until I actually have something worth putting into "Modelling Matters".
It started when I found a copy of the "Bubba Gump Shrimp Company Cookbook", a rather nice pastiche apparently based on a column in "Southern Life". The boat reminded me of this topic and I went to find the relevant piece of MDF, sidelined after the flood. Widley looked it over and pronounced it not beyond rescue, so I washed off the water marks and had a closer look. Nothing that can't be cured by repainting the sea and adding a whole lot of the easy details people have posted since I started. Now, some folks here will remember that when Sue was last away, Jes's efforts with his Pizza
encouraged me to take out Vais'kiri and start cleaning up the mess, with the aim of making some buildings. The last little bit was too difficult and I got disheartened again and put it away.
But Jes's hut hit a chord. I looked at the building frame and decided to go for it.
As you might expect with anything I've built, it's not totally
square, but I must have been having a good day, because it's only a couple of mil out, nothing that a decent floor won't hide. So, first I did some nail-holes on the planks...
EDIT: having got the scanner working (printer needs more work but one out of two ai'nt bad). Over the weekend in the Forest of Dean I sketched a building, based on Jes's hut for his Gnine pizza.
Here are the bits...
Rather than make a mock-up, as I did with Vais'kiri, I decided to make the shell of the building. When I started I intended to clad the thing with a sleeve of .5mm card, just building the two separate sections so that I could detail the upper story later if I felt so inclined.
So I used brown gummed tape to fix the sections, and thanks again to Michael for that tip all those years ago.
But then, as I worked, I realised that the windows in the upper section would stop it pulling out anyway. I changed my mind, and decided to put clapperboard direct onto the card shell (I'm aiming for something like the net huts at Hastings, there are some pics of those somewhere on here as well...)
The tolerances are good enough that the join should be hidden well enough - pretty much a miracle by my standards. The roof will be separate as well, meaning that I'll need to put proper trusses at either end. Never mind...
It seems to fit. So next I need to make doors, windows and roof. All of these are small enough to be done on a work-tray downstairs, so hopefully I'll actually make some progress.
I really enjoyed re-reading the thread, even if it does show up my total lack of progress. Stevem, if you find this, the Hythe loco link isn't working for me - do you still have a 1:24 schematic somewhere? I have a trip over sometime soon and might measuer the coaches and do some drawings, if those haven't been done already...
More when I have more to report, or find the other pictures, or get the scanner working.