Moxy's Scalescenes Kit Bash Competition Entry

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  1. Moxy

    Moxy Full Member

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    Here is my entry to this competition.

    It will be in British H0, and will use T024a Factory, plus TX00d Doors; TX54 Metal plates and Timber; TX19 Concrete ground and TX29 Aged Corrugated Iron.

    I've attached photos of the kit elements, plus an open wagon. There will also be a length of track servicing the front loading dock. Also attached is a selection of the card likely to be used in construction.

     
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  2. Moxy

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    Before I jump in and start cutting and gluing things, I want to put some notes together of what I want to achieve.

    Front wall - The canopy looks to my eyes to be a bit overpowering, so perhaps cut that back a bit. The building also looks a bit squat, it could do with being a bit taller, may a few more brick courses above the upper windows? Although I'm not sure that would work, because it would alter the angle of the roof on the extension, so perhaps not.

    Side wall A - Add a canopy over the doors, reroute the air conditioning duct higher up the wall, possibly add a corrugated iron shed/lean to to the left of the door?

    Side wall B - Add a single storey extension using the white painted internal walls in the kit and one or more of the doors from TX00d

    Back wall - extend the loading platform. Add one or more doors into the back wall. Change the roof on the extension from felt to corrugated iron.

    Roof - Put skylights in using copies of the window frames.

    Ground -- set it in a concrete yard, with the track being inset in concrete.

    I'm not saying it will definitely end up like this, it may evolve during the build, but that's where my thoughts are at the moment.
     
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    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Looking forward to seeing it evolve. A bit imagination going in there. Great stuff.

    Toto
     
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    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

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    This sounds like a really good kit bashing project Paul, will be looking forward to see how you get on with the build.
    Kim
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    I know that feeling :avatar:, sounds good tho'. I love these kits, and the flexibility they give, especially when you start combining bits from several kits - I daren't count how many of them I have, and in some cases multiples as I wanted different brick types.

    Looking forward to seing the build progress.

    Paul
     
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  6. Gary

    Gary Wants more time for modelling.... Staff Member Administrator

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    Interesting !

    Great to see you join in the fun. I'll be watching very closely on this one ! Keep posting up progress shots as you work.

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  7. Moxy

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    Day off work today, so after food shopping and a flu jab this morning, a chance to sit down at the workbench this afternoon and start this project properly.

    Why is it, that no matter how big your workbench is, you always end up working in a 6" square space surrounded by clutter? Well, I do anyway.

    Cutting mat cleared and with a new blade in the scalpel, off we go.

    I've worked through all the printed sheets of the T024a kit. In common with most of Scalescenes kits, it recommends various thickness of card to use. I've stuck to the recommended 00 card thicknesses (roughly) so I shall see how it goes.

    This is the progress to date:

    Print only These sheets may end up being reprinted on the Matt photo paper shown in the photo, but I will see how it goes


    Light card
    Weetabix packet. Other breakfast cereals are available. The reason for choosing this is the card is thinner than the usual cornflakes packet type of box.


    Medium card
    Back of office note pads. I used to work in an office that used A5 card backed memo pads. I used to get through 2 or 3 of these memo pads a week, and I worked there for 10 years, so as you can imagine I have hundreds of these pieces of A5 card. Very useful source of modelling material.


    Heavy card
    Mounting card, bought from an art supplier some years ago.



    These have been glued to the card using Pritt stick type glue, (actually Tesco's own brand - it was cheaper). I found it easier to place the card face up on the cutting mat, apply the glue to it, then lay the paper cut out on top of it, smoothing it down with my fingers.

    Waiting for the glue to dry.
     
  8. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi Paul

    I use the same supplier - their kids glue stick was brilliant (our local Tesco no longer stocks it), went on purple then turned clear, real easy to see where you had applied the glue and if it was still tacky.

    Paul
     
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  9. Moxy

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    Hi Paul

    I find it's always worth while looking around for useful modelling items when I'm out doing the weekly shopping. Places like supermarkets, pound shops, Wilko, The Range and others have all turned up stuff that I can use.

    I prefer using acrylics/water based paints in my modelling. Kid's ready mixed poster paints are useful for painting scenery, ok they need mixing and toning down a bit, but they can be used instead of the more expensive acrylic paints. The little tester pots of emulsion from DIY stores have their uses as well.

    Another useful item widely available is emery boards, which I believe are sold for filing your nails, but to a modeller they are brilliant as sanding sticks for smoothing down plastic and being so cheap, when they get clogged up you just throw them away.

    All this is before I get to the recycling. I have all sorts of reclaimed packaging, cereal packets, pizza boxes, card of all thicknesses, plastic covers off old reports, even corrugated cardboard boxes that I have kept in the 'that'll be useful' pile. (Whether I can find them when I actually need to use them is another matter!). It all adds to the fun, which is what this hobby is all about.

    Paul
     
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    Following on from yesterday's applications of glue, I am pleased to say everything seems to have dried, no air bubbles visible, so later today I can start to cut things out and putting the building together.

    Having had a proper look at what's in the kit, I think I may have to revise some of my original thoughts. The intended skylights in the main roof are going to have to go, because there is a wooden ceiling which would obscure any light they would give. The skylights are going to have to go in the roof of the extension on side wall B.

    I've checked the sizes and it looks like a couple of extra prints of 'Internal rear wall' will be big enough to make that extension.

    The ceiling is planked which may prove useful in the building of other smaller extensions at the other end of the building. It may well end up with planked walls & corrugated iron roof. I also have a plan to use it for other wooden accessories later. Watch this space.

    Although I didn't mention it before, I had always intended this factory to sit in a base. This is going to be 2 layers of corrugated cardboard at right angles to each other, with a layer of formcore board on top, which will have a cutout to fit the footprint of the building so that it plugs into the base. The main walls will have a 5mm tab on the bottom to aid this.
     
  11. Gary

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    With the use of another copy of the planked ceiling, you could make a skylight box that connects the skylight to the ceiling. Just a thought... ;)

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  12. Moxy

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    I like that idea. I hadn't considered that, I shall have to see if I can accomodate a box.
     
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