“hello Al – great site – as winter continues in Eastern Canada I took to making evergreen trees they turned out pretty good – basically twisted wire and hemp rope sprayed with a clear matte paint or hair spray and the dusted with green dyed sawdust .
The trunks are pieces of drilled out grape vine as they have a very soft centre and the twisted wire is just slide through with enough to stick them in the foam base of my layout . this is my second batch so I thought I would send you a couple of photos – drying after dusted, in the snow and on the layout
What you need to make a working windmill: Tip off a instant glue. Drilled out tiny bit wider. An extension straw for lubricant’s. And roundish piece of plastic from anything.And another piece of straw not drilled, instant glued, to the plastic round piece.
You see it glued to a T shape. Make sure that plastic post slips into the tip and moves cleanly around.A sewing pin small.A piece of aluminum from a food container cut 1 1/4 diameter .each time you cut a fin take a sliver piece off the next in line to make that gap you see.And 3 long thin round stick’s sanded thinner.cut 3 3/4 inches long.and a piece of balsawood for the stand .
The rest of the sticks cut into beams to go around the tower legs for support.once done.Take a pair of tweezers and carefully bend the blades to catch the max wind and operation.
These are photos of a small HO scale machine shop (1.5″ x 3.0″) fully detailed and lighted inside. It was a resin kit modified to fit the space available but still is a credible building. It took me three evenings (total of 16 hours) from start to finish.
I have a scrap (I call it a BITS) box full of resin and white metal castings (some painted when I feel like doing something small in one evening like painting castings) made over a period of time that I dig into for all my detail parts in case anyone is asking.
I build these small buildings from time to time when I have run out of steam (pardon the pun) and do not feel like taking on large month long projects. It is these small buildings that keep me going as well as inspiring me to do bigger and better. They also help to populate the layout fairly quickly.
Thanks Al and keep ’em coming.
And here’s a little scene my boy scratch built with his print out scenery:
That’s all this time folks.
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Keep ’em coming.