Good Morning Modellers on this lovely sunny Saturday morning, first I must apologise for failing to upload those porta cabin kits ass promised. Like loads happening in my life at present my files got corrupted & I had to resort to some backups which weren't up to date & needed some changes.
So I'll get those uploaded as ssoon as I can, in the mean time I'd like to share some photos showing two new kits which I'm test building at pressent. Both aren't complete as I'm doing things slightly differently to see if it helps speed things up but also makes life interesting for myself. Normally I'd fully complete the design, then move onto the test build & then make anny adjustments I've found.
This new method is different, I get the basic kit ready to form the 3d model, build this & see where I am, so far I like this method but let me complete the full process before I caan fully determine the right approach for me.
So what am I building, well to start with both kits are required for my own layout Wordsworth. I've got a new church dessign called St Cuthberts which I have in mind to sit by the road side heading towards Wordsworth Goods Shed. The other is my new Railway Hotel / Pub kit. This is being built to sit on the corner between the police station & the bus depot, but I free to where it will actually sit on the layout.
I've also decided not to load every photo showing the build here taking up bandwidth for the forum, so if people wanting to see more photo's (& I've taken loads showing the build) can go & view them in my ibb pages. I think this is fair & saves me time duplicating things plus not everyone wants to see every photograph.
Like look at the church build so far.
Kits starts from the printed sheets as normal.
We then build up are flat wall sections.
We put the wall sides together for or first viewing of the 3d kit
We have a look at the back wall for the first time.
Follow the same process with the tower build & add to the main church building
Here I show how the corner joints all glue together.
I now need to go back to the computer & complete the remaining design phase for the roof, tower upper section & the front porch / lytch gate. If time serves me well I hope a few more weeks & I'll finish building the full kit. Hope you all like what you see so far regards this new church kit as I believe it's a step better that my first design.
Next up is Wordsworth Railway Hotel, the main building design is complete & has been test build, all that remains is the rear extension which is a lower two floor design which holds the kitchen area & staff quarters.
Once again we start with the printed flat sheets
We buold togther the front / back & side walls ass normal
We put together the front fascia porch
Then we start to assemble the main building to give our first views
We get the roof onto the building which completely makes the structure sound, & start addding the detailing parts
Nice view from the front, I'm sure guests are going to love it.
You can see where the rear extension part goes.
Finally a quick look at the main entrance.
Hope you like my new design, I can't wait to have the completed builds on my layout, once done I can start setting out where they'll sit & start the scenic work.
It's sign off time again, lets hope I've not bored you all with this update & I'll catch you all later.