Alan, who got in touch last time with some wonderful tips, has mailed some more.
But this time, we can help him too. Any ideas anyone?
When I sent the E-Mail yesterday I forgot the most important part.
Does anyone have a suggestion as to how you can make Corrugated Iron in OO/HO???????????????
I have tried Aluminium foil between old fashioned butter pats, E flute corrugated cardboard with no avail. They don’t look right.
I have used Wills sheet in the past but it is too thick to give a realistic impression of bent, twisted and holed sheeting on a derelict building.
Flat sheeting is easy just using an aluminium baking tray, cut it up, paint and twist it etc. and stick it on with Super Glue.
I forgot 2 tips yesterday:-
1. When I had a box full of plastic sprues I noticed little tags attached to them showing the part number. Simply cut the tag off, paint it and you have a house number.
2. A further inspection of the sprues showed that nearly all of then had a piece running off at 90 degrees forming a “T” junction. Cut the “T” off about 5-6 mm from the junction. Take a car mechanics hole punch (used to puch holes in gastet paper) and punch out a round piece of stiff aluminium foil, paint it and super glue to the bottom leg of the T.
Turn upside down and you have a control valve for water, oil, gas etc. Drill out the ends of the T top and it looks quite good.
I look forward to reading hundreds of ideas on how to make realistic corrugated iron. I have trawled the model shop in Oz. but can’t find anything suitable. Though I suspect that not every manufacturer exports to Australia.
A big thank you to Alan.
I enjoyed his tips and judging by the comments below, so did you lot.
That’s all this time folks.
Please do keep ’em coming
And if today is the day you decide to get started, I suspect you’ll love the Beginner’s Guide.