Monday 31 January 2011

Through the lens...

Some more up-to-date photos of Calshot
I won't add any descriptions to the photos as it's all pretty self-explanatory I hope. In the photos you will see a new platform taking shape. However, I am yet to find a drill chuck small enough to hold some drill bits less than 1mm in diameter!

Friday 21 January 2011

Latest Photos

Haven't got much to say, so I'll let the photos do the talking!

Monday 17 January 2011

Photo of the day

I was pleased with this photo taken last night showing the hand crane with the hangar beyond.

Sunday 16 January 2011

Calshot - Painting and structure modelling

After having been unable to make any progress on the layout for about a month I was getting fed up. Today I decided to take a break from revision and crack out the paints and glues.

Firstly, here is the castle gatehouse before painting took place:

Secondly, the other side after painting had been 'finished':

I decided to also paint the outer wall of the castle to try and tone down the bright white clay. Here I have gouged out some of the clay and inserted some old brickwork to suggest a crumbling outer skin. I will add cracks in due course:

The next job was to sort out the castle roof. Here are the new buildings on top with a little scratchbuilt lean to. This will need to be painted with some rust streaks at some point.

As a side note, I am thinking of adding lighting to the buildings on  Calshot. Obviously I will need to paint the insides of buildings black and fill up all the gaps, but I am hoping it will bring a new life to the layout. I am looking into some RAF era street lights (if such things exist!)...

Please feel free to comment or add any observations!