The outcast workbench thread

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The outcast workbench thread

Postby outcastjack » Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:47 pm

Welcome to my workbench thread, It will mostly be a 4mm scale mix of 30s GWR and 60s and modern London Underground.
For this first post, a bit of a mish mash of scenic stuff for my model of rayners lane underground station.

I started trying out making weeds, the first ones i tried were Thistles and Rosebay Willowherb
the Willowherb are made from 3amp fuse wire painted green then covered in pva before being dipped in an appropriate scatter.
the top 3-5mm are then squished to make a slightly cone like shape before being coated in PVA and dipped in a purple scatter.
Rosebay Willowherb
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they need a bit experimentation but i am happy with the basic look.
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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby outcastjack » Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:47 pm

Along side the tracks there a number of streets with 3 bed semis, the first house is being made from the Metcalf kit.
The garage interior:
I need to make some more tools and clutter but the basics are there, there is a thread on the bike in general railway modelling
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the work bench is made from card and wooden splints
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the roof has been substituted for one made from wills asbestos roofing
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the paving and wall round the back were both made from scribed card with bricks/slabs individually painted, the wall took flipping ages so...

have some more pictures of it
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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby outcastjack » Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:58 pm

A plan view of the house and back gardens of the first pair of houses
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Some terminal boxes by the side of the tracks, I need to make some cable trunking.
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the boxes are the wills (i think) kit and the platform is made from plasticard and brass rod. You can see some of the thistles in the grass
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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby col_kilgore » Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:06 pm

I love the workbench and vice , looks like a perfect place to spend a quiet saturday afternoon out of the way of the family :lol:

Although if its anything like my shed it will be full of half finished projects ! ( I dont know why but I seem to spend more time drinking coffee and listening to the radio than working in mine )

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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby outcastjack » Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:33 pm

If the projects littering my shed were as much half finished i would be dead chuffed :D
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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby outcastjack » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:28 pm

Started work on the house as with the garage it is Metcalf with some hacking about.

the kit with some cutting about to allow the interior in
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the basic outline of down stairs. Rooms will be built individually as boxes missing the roof and one wall then slotted in
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Down stairs lighting done.
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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby outcastjack » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:32 pm

I have now started work on the interior. this is the first upstairs bedroom. it is awaiting a chest of drawers, a bookcase and some skirting boards.

also if anyone has any advice on how to make convincing clothes on hangers for inside the wardrobe that would be great. The doors are staying off until i crack this.
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in situ with a bedside table
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The bed side lamp
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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby HARRYMALLARD » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:06 am

try taking the end of a stapled staple, and cut it off from the rest of the staple, add some clothes and that may work. Just an idea off the top of my head.

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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby Buggleskelly » Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:49 am

You could make the hangers out of fuse wire, or similar. A triangular former would help.
Hanging rail from a cocktail stick. You could probably get away with a representation of clothes by hanging different pieces of thin floppy material, roughly cut into clothes shapes. All gathered together in the wardrobe, I think they would look okay.
I used a piece of soft nylon type material from a sunglasses slip type cover for a flag once, and it drooped nicely. Some types of spectacle cleaning cloths might do too.

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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby outcastjack » Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:16 am

Thanks fellas,
after playing around a little i went with the suggestion from Buggleskelly with coat hangers made from 3amp fuse wire, the rail made from the leg of an LED and clothes made from tissue paper cut to the shape of the item of clothing before being painted with acrylics and soaked with water to make them droop
the first hanger with a pair of trousers sitting on my drying rack
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a jacket awaiting prep
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With the doors on and sat next to my new book case.
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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby Buggleskelly » Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:21 pm

Well done, that's looking good. Now make a clothes airer and put some clothes on that too.

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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby Bufferstop » Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:03 pm

Well done on that wardrobe, I pondered on folded tissue paper, when you first asked. Unfotunately all I could find in the wrapping paper draw, was wrapping paper. Nice to see that tissue has the right consistency.
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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby outcastjack » Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:14 pm

Thanks for the nice comments, I am quite pleased with the effect.

The bedroom is now essentially finished with skirting board and light switch finally added. (although the calender is hopelessly blurred so that might be replaced in due course)

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I quite like this interior modelling, as you can see it doesn't require much skill to obtain a good result, just patience and a printer for the fiddly bits.
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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby outcastjack » Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:24 pm

And now for something actually railway related:
I am making an engineering train which will consist of a battery loco and about four or five turbots, the battery loco will need scratchbuilding so has been put off, in the mean time I got cracking with some Cambrian kits of turbots.

I made the first one a bit ago and was rather impatient, the hand painted information panel and other tricky bits of livery are not good and the weathering leaves a lot to be desired.
However, the kits are great, I would recommend them to anyone, and even my attempt looks pretty good from normal viewing distances.
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So the work started on making a better one.
Sides bulged out
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main body assembled and the interior given a coat of brick red
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I used artists oil paint as the consistency with a coarse plastic brush give a pretty good wood texture for the planking on the bottom. unfortunately I had forgotten the stuff takes about a week to dry...

So i started sizing up the bathroom.
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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby outcastjack » Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:29 pm

The bathroom continues.

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