Friday, August 26, 2022

Almost finished!

 Well, the dio is almost finished. Bought a nice tree for it from th MBK brand:

Allthough H0 it is big enough for this scale. Poked a hole in the Sculptamold:

Shortened the wire and put it in white glue:

And on its spot. Also placed a set of 3 bushes from the same brand on the right:

I'm satisfied! Just a few small tune-ups and its done!

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Some technical stuff.

I added a little extra in the showcase. Its a controller for ledstrips I had for a long while (2014!). It can make some nice lighteffects on a RGB strip which I build in the back of the base:

First I ordered my stuff on the back. Glued the wires and made 2 9 volt blockholders in series to get 18 volt DC for the RGB controler (which operates between 12 and 24V DC):

It is nice isn't it?:

Bougt dome flexibel paint tape in colour to lay over the strips in the case:

Pink in the middle, yellow in front and back. Here you look into the roof:

The effectmodule makes a fire in the background. There IS a war going on ;) :

And a small movie to see the effect:
More to come!

Grtz, Ronald.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Finishing the green stuff!

Hi all, work is going on. First some fine turf overall:

After drying:

With the actors:

Now the bigger brushes. From my friend Martin Welberg from Martin Welberg Scenery I got some testmats and not-approved-for-sale mats. They came in very handy now. Tore them off and applied them with white glue:

Looks better already!:

He has a fine range of brushes so I applied some of them:

The mats:

The big brushes are in place:

Now its time for the finer stuff. One of my favourites to use are the Heki Flor and Microflor products:

Cut them in random pieces:

Then smaller pieces:

Apply dots of white glue:

Tear the little piece in all directions and after that drop it in the glue and form it a little with your fingers. The result is very good low growth:

With some flower tufts:

Ready for the grass fibers:

The grassfibers are applied with a static applicator from RTS. Its there 55 kV model and it works great up to 12 mm long fibers. Very easy to use, its power is a 9V block battery:

First lightbrown fibers:

Brown is all ready:

Starting with the green:

And ready:

All took me a good hour of work. Overall view:

Closeups. Middle:

Left corner:

Right corner:

The case needed a little more depth, applied a small strip of wood on the front:

Painted in the right colour:

And with the front screwed on:

Very happy with it! My friend Ronald (yes, same name!!) has a laser and is designing and making some typical ACW gate stuff so stay tuned. More to come!

Greetz, Ronald.