dinsdag 16 maart 2021

 So, started with the paintwork:

Not much but I keep you posted!

maandag 8 maart 2021

Hi all, some little work today. Sprayed the first 2 figures with Vallejo Black basepaint:

This I used, great stuff. It has a fine pigment:

More to come!

Grtz, Ronald. 


zondag 7 maart 2021

Building me a small ACW diorama!

 Hi all,

Long time no hear! 6 years no update, I'm ashamed..... time to reanimate this ACW blog. My modeling effort was not much during Covid. We also are renovating part of our house so I have more than enough work next to my daytime job.

But I stil want to model something but only a small project I can handle in my spare freetime during the evenings.  So I designed a small dio in 1:35 with figures from Imex I had in my stash.

My idea is to make a diorama like I build my layouts; as a showcase. So I went through my spare woodparts and found a nice piece of 9 mm birch. That I cut into 4 pieces:

Glued and nailed them together to a box:

Cut a back from some spare 9 mm and glued and nailed it to the box:

So it looks like a box, it only needs a front:

The front I made from 5 mm bitch and fastened it temporarely:

It also has a 22 mm base for the actual diorama. It still lies looser in the box.

Then I went to the attic and tried some compositions with the figures I have:

This one I liked the most:

So far so good, untill the next update! It will come sooner than the ones before 😉

Grtz, Ronald. 

woensdag 7 oktober 2015

Turntable kit arrived!

Today the mail arrived with my turntable kit from Kitwood Hill Models:

And what's in it:

It is indeed a nice kit, well prepared and packed. I'm curious and will start this week with the build of it!

maandag 5 oktober 2015

And more.

Background fitted:

Preperation for top-corner:

Needed a set-up for the turntable, made it out of a piece of wood:

Where to fit? Here (as planned):

Or here:

Decided as planned, in the open corner. Set the plate, planned the rounded corner for sawing:

Done. Also draw the lines for the top plate:

And done:

Glued and naild on its place:

Front light valance fitted:

From the right side:

Here I have to round thr front top light strip:

Made 2:

Cut to fit:

And glued:

Corner strips glued. Now there is room for a 4 mm thick light valance:

Bottom valance placed:

And in the back:

So far so good!

zaterdag 3 oktober 2015

Progress is made.

This morning the buid went on. Bought 2 plates of birch plywood:

What has to cut out?:

And cut out:

Mounted against the side:

Modifying the U:


And there you can see what it will look like:

For now it's done, have to work. Tomorrow more!

Grtz, Ronald.

woensdag 30 september 2015

Let's build!

Ysterday I started with the build of the 3rd module of the 1:55n3 Kennesaw layout. I got myself a birch plywoog plate to draw the first two plates for the module:

Today I fired ub the sabersaw after dinner. First I cut out the part that will connect to the "old" part of the layout:

Then I lined it up to drill some holes:

Here I drilled the two holes on the underside and two new ones on the standing back of the module. That way it will be connected with 4 bolts as are the other two modules:

Meanwhile I draw a line on the back so the new one will follow the curved old one:

It fits!:

And ready for more after a good half hour of work:

Tomorrow more!