Last 15 posts from Dampf's modelling page

Von Mohnblume Line – part six

Posted on September 20th, 2017 under , . Posted by

After the black/brown undercoat or basecoat, I painted the flesh areas with a mixture of either cream and white or dark grey and black. These colours were then highlighted with lighter tones of the base colours and prior to taking these images, I tidie…

Bromyard and Linton Light Railway

Posted on September 19th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Last week Sue and I had a great day out in Hereford. On the way back to Droitwich I detoured via Bromyard and took these images of the Bromyard and Linton Light Railway.For more information see this link.The first three images show a Ministry of D…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – test #12 – the clutter

Posted on September 18th, 2017 under . Posted by

My plan is to produce a small ‘shelf layout’ – basically just a short section of working track with a diorama style background. The layout is going to be an industrial or chemical works with an 18 inch narrow gauge railway running through.I knew that I…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – test #11 – the seated driver and Fred

Posted on September 15th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Following hot on the heels of my last post – The Green Engine, see this post for details, here are the last two figures or characters for my 1:27.7 (11mm = 1 foot) narrow gauge project- the seated engine driver and Fred alongside the standing driver that was featured in this post.

The seated driver is pretty much universal and should work with any 1:27.7 scale, ‘scratch-built’ engine (even motor car). He was actually converted from a seated female figure and the standing male (see earlier posts for how I cut-up and converted these plastic figures). Fred was inspired by Fred Dibnah dressed in his iconic denim work clothes and flat cap. If you look closely you can see his waistcoat and fob chain for his pocket watch!

Image Two – Shows the same three figures, Fred, Standing Driver and Seated Driver alongside the 1:27.7 scale rule.

Rob Alderman of Hysterical Games has cast all six figures in grey resin and they will be available to buy in the next couple of days. The cost will be £10.00 per set with free postage to the UK (Europe and the Rest of the World postage charges have yet to be confirmed). Should you be interested in purchasing a set of either or both, please contact me at;

[email protected]

Image Three – The two sets of 1:27.7 scale figures;
Set One – Tom, Dick and Harry (shown on the right) and Set Two – Charlie, Finley and Fred (shown on the left). Details of how they were converted can be found by using the Narrow Gauge Label to the right. You can also ‘click’ on any of the images for a better view.

Please note that these is a third set of barrels and oil drums due very soon. I will post details as soon as I have a sample.

Tony

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – test #11 – the seated driver and Fred

Posted on September 15th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Following hot on the heels of my last post – The Green Engine, see this post for details, here are the last two figures or characters for my 1:27.7 (11mm = 1 foot) narrow gauge project- the seated engine driver and Fred alongside the standing driver that was featured in this post.

The seated driver is pretty much universal and should work with any 1:27.7 scale, ‘scratch-built’ engine (even motor car). He was actually converted from a seated female figure and the standing male (see earlier posts for how I cut-up and converted these plastic figures). Fred was inspired by Fred Dibnah dressed in his iconic denim work clothes and flat cap. If you look closely you can see his waistcoat and fob chain for his pocket watch!

Image Two – Shows the same three figures, Fred, Standing Driver and Seated Driver alongside the 1:27.7 scale rule.

Rob Alderman of Hysterical Games has cast all six figures in grey resin and they will be available to buy in the next couple of days. The cost will be £10.00 per set with free postage to the UK (Europe and the Rest of the World postage charges have yet to be confirmed). Should you be interested in purchasing a set of either or both, please contact me at;

[email protected]

Image Three – The two sets of 1:27.7 scale figures;
Set One – Tom, Dick and Harry (shown on the right) and Set Two – Charlie, Finley and Fred (shown on the left). Details of how they were converted can be found by using the Narrow Gauge Label to the right. You can also ‘click’ on any of the images for a better view.

Please note that these is a third set of barrels and oil drums due very soon. I will post details as soon as I have a sample.

Tony

Von Mohnblume Line – part five

Posted on September 14th, 2017 under , . Posted by

I have undercoated the ten Pug’s with ‘rattle-can’ spray paint both black and dark brown. I find that mixing the two paints gives a better or warmer basecolour on which to start painting.Tony

Von Mohnblume Line – part five

Posted on September 14th, 2017 under , . Posted by

I have undercoated the ten Pug’s with ‘rattle-can’ spray paint both black and dark brown. I find that mixing the two paints gives a better or warmer basecolour on which to start painting.Tony

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – test #10 Painting The Green Diesel

Posted on September 13th, 2017 under , . Posted by

I spray painted the completed model (see earlier post) with ‘Makes Paint Stick’ a Humbrol product designed for undercoating plastic garden furniture, then basecoated the whole model with Halfords grey primer (the one designed for plastic).Image Three -…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – test #10 Painting The Green Diesel

Posted on September 13th, 2017 under , . Posted by

I spay painted the completed model (see earlier post) with ‘Makes Paint Stick’ a Humbrol product designed for undercoating plastic garden furniture, then basecoated the whole model with Halfords grey primer (the one designed for plastic).Image Three – …

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – test #9 – The Green Diesel

Posted on September 12th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Narrow Gauge Diesel Engine no. 2 – The Green Engine. Built to the scale of 1:27.7 (or 11mm = 1 foot) and running on 16.5mm Peco ‘crazy track’ which represents an 18 inch gauge industrial narrow gauge railway.Image Two – The model is based on this indus…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – test #9 – The Green Diesel

Posted on September 12th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Narrow Gauge Diesel Engine no. 2 – The Green Engine. Built to the scale of 1:27.7 (or 11mm = 1 foot) and running on 16.5mm Peco ‘crazy track’ which represents an 18 inch gauge industrial narrow gauge railway.Image Two – The model is based on this indus…

Von Mohnblume Line – part four

Posted on September 11th, 2017 under , . Posted by

The bases have been further detailed or textured by adding sieved stones and sand over uPVA glue.Image Two – The command group of drummer, standard bearer, officer and sergeant. Note the added cuff buttons sculpted from Milliput.Tony

Von Mohnblume Line – part four

Posted on September 11th, 2017 under , . Posted by

The bases have been further detailed or textured by adding sieved stones and sand over uPVA glue.Image Two – The command group of drummer, standard bearer, officer and sergeant. Note the added cuff buttons sculpted from Milliput.Tony

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – 5.5mm and 7/8th narrow gauge modelling

Posted on September 10th, 2017 under , . Posted by

While conducting research on both 18 inch narrow gauge railways and obtaining information and inspiration for my planned narrow gauge shelf layout or ‘micro layout’ I have come across a number of interesting sites and pieces of information that I will …

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – 5.5mm and 7/8th narrow gauge modelling

Posted on September 10th, 2017 under , . Posted by

While conducting research on both 18 inch narrow gauge railways and obtaining information and inspiration for my planned narrow gauge shelf layout or ‘micro layout’ I have come across a number of interesting sites and pieces of information that I will …