Discussion in '2019 Scalescene Box file competition' started by Gary, Dec 27, 2018.
Same tool kit as me.
I sat looking at it last night.....
Ive not done one of these before... only the pre carded versions...
I sat and read the first two pages of instructions 4 to 5 times... it must be me as I’m still scratching my head?
Do I glue the whole sheet to a piece of card or do I cut out and glue to card? It’s not very clear? And then it talks about doubling up?
I may have to just experiment and see how it goes.
From my experience with them, you glue the whole sheet and cut out. Just watch out for sections that have wraps.
There are various layers to some of the sections. Try getting your head around how you apply the different papers to the different layers first. You will get the hang of it and once you do ....... you are off.
As a quick example.
Take say an office frontage. You will have a base layer which is usually a white background with say windows and doors mark3d on it. You glue the whole sheet to a piece of card and use the window and door outlines to cut the openings in the card.
That gives you a piece of card the exact shape of the wall with the openings cut out. There will then be a decorative sheet which fits over that...... again glued. You align that over the first sheet you done and again cut out the windows and doors. Just be careful though as there will be wraps that around the windows and doors which you want to leave attached so you can fold them around the openings in order to finish of the wall effect ( say brickwork ) in the window or door apertures.
Maybe Paul Dundee will be able to better explain it as he has done some excellent work both kit build and scratch build using Scalescenes papers.
I have done some as well, reasonably successfully so believe me, after a little studying, you will find them easy.
Do I need a brain (SWMBO says I'm not equipped with that kind of stuff) to build these kits ? If so, I'm definitely out !
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I normally glue the whole sheet to the card hopefully this will explain the windows/doors
I’m sure I’ll either figure it out or balls it up.
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John normally has a comment on the sheet for the type / thickness of card that the sheet is to be glued on to.
If more than one thickness of card is required for the sheet then the areas are normally divided with a dotted line and some indication, as per this from the Lineside building kit.
Great advantage is, if you screw up just reprint and do it again.
If you are having issues getting your head around the kits, try the free T002b Low Relief Warehouse kit
A good while ago I did a warts n all build guide you may find useful Low Relief Warehouse build
Ok, I’m getting there. There seems to be a lot of cutting out and laminating. I’ve only got the back wall so far and the first supports for the platform... I wonder if I will ever finish this come the end of March
Think I’ve sussed it now though... didn’t help when I only had 1mm card and everything so far was 2mm so had to laminate it up and leave to dry. Hope tomorrow that I’m putting the first outer layer of the decoration on of the first section...
Are we having a new thread for the photos? Are we doing as we go or just the finished item?
Andy, if you would like to start a thread on this page : http://platform1mrc.com/p1mrc/index.php?forums/competitions/
Scroll down the page to the very bottom and you'll see this section :
Scroll down below that and you'll find the Post New Thread...
Click on this and name the title something like 'Andy's Box File Comp Entry' and away you go !
Please find the entries to the Competition here :
Leadie69's thread : http://platform1mrc.com/p1mrc/index...es-boxfile-competition-leadie69s-thread.3783/
Andy's thread : http://platform1mrc.com/p1mrc/index...nicscale-boxfile-model.3849/page-6#post-63931
Would be great to see more entries in this competition...
Just seeking some clarification on rules - is something like 4 oil drums fixed on a pallet classed as one item or 5? Also how about a person on a forklift or in a truck - is that classed as 1 or 2 items?
I thought I should check this before I go shopping for detail parts.
That or we will both disqualify ourselves..
I’ve had another thoughtuestion.... there is a handrail to add (not inc in the kit.) does that count as one of the 10 or not...?
And what about actual rolling stock?
OK ....... I've just had another look through the threads for this and it's down to Andy Sollis and Leadie 69. However, ..... There is now way on gods earth that I can possibly distinguish between the quality and effort that has went into both.
The two of these entries are absolutely first class and have their own little quirks as well as generally displaying the fantastic skills and imagination of the modellers.
So .... I ain't going to try and pick a winner. .... just can't do it. The bottom line is both entries are very worthy winners and I now need to bugger off to Hattons website and ord3r another prize.
I will return with whatever I have ordered ( I like picking loco's, hope I get it right ) and we shall have to work out a way to split the prize.
Please bear with me whilst I go shopping. Meanwhile, very well done to the two of you. Please pm me you individual postal addresses and full names etc.
I'll be back soon.
Phew ....... I'm back. The additional prize added to the prize pot is a class 07 in Harry Needle livery. Something completely different but keeping to the diesel shunter theme ( ideal for a box file ).
Now is there any preference as to who gets the Hunslet Clark and who gets the 07 in Harry Needle livery.
Can I ask you gents to PM each other and decide or would you prefer me to draw straws or summit.
Please come back and let me know.
Again ....... A big well done to you both.
Thank you Toto..
If it helps, I already have a Class 07 it’s a great model...
I will be the gent and let Ian choose.