Over the past two months I have occupied my modelling time into trying to make wooden water wheels for some kind of Mill. A saw mill appeals greatly to me as indeed does some kind of industrial type that I can place on a diorama. I have never been one to find scratch-building to difficult in the way I put buildings together, but I had never before attempted to make a double sided wheel before so I decided to formulate piece by piece what was needed to construct one out of paper card. I love working with paper and pva glue because it is easy to work with,is not expensive and is very rigid and strong.I always say to my Mrs B if I can draw it I can build it,buildings that is not Atomic Bombs that knock them down.
Anyway I made four Mill Wheels,of differing types,as I wanted to gain a little know how on the best way of making them.And so it was I succeeded ,and some of you guys have seen them. The results were A OK,but I want to take it a bit further now and down size a Mill Wheel to railway scale it being HO OO for my Honey Well layout. Making it by way of my scratch building design and system I began. I wondered how hard it would be to reduce the size?
It fits nicely into that yogurt pot with room to spare so now a comparison with the larger sized one.
A manageable size now.
There are in total 71 paper-card parts in this 10 CM one, and one stick. It took 6hrs to make and two hours to paint and dry brush everything. A barbecue stick was used for the main spindle type drive shaft. The little wheel has 16 paddles that form buckets that catch the river water in the way they were all stuck into place. Now I need to design a building. The wheel is not a model of something out there in the real wide world,but is totally of my own original design. The tutorial covering this method has been placed here on my blog and upon Benno`s Figure Forum too, to aid others willing to wield a craft knife and make their own or for those that like to read look and learn how to in the hobby. BB
Saturday, 17 February 2018
Sunday, 11 February 2018
Monday, 22 January 2018
The Bookcase bought on line gave me the opportunity
to expand upon a scene in two of my own written Sci Fi books.
All that was required was making a rubber mould
and then filling it a few times with Plaster of Paris.
The soapy water method .
Simply pressed in while still wet.
Between filling up a few moulds a wash and tea break with an Apple Turnover is a favoured treat.
Dr Nots G` Nivil, an explorer of brave new worlds and an avid collector of rare books.
Although not fully painted as such I thought to present it here and now. I found a perfect figure to occupy the large white faced Georgian house that came into being in 1776, which still stands today over looking old Mother Thames in London. When first built it over looked in more ways than one a naval shipyard, and high ranking Officers above that of Post Captain were in residence there and the place a palace. Which was far from it being that in 1899 the year Mr Spotit climbed its nine stone steps just before 9 pm on the 5th of November upon an icy cold night, and banged upon its door of black cracked and peeling paint. The sound resounded as if he was a hammering on big Ben itself, and it being nearly two minutes early.
Friday, 19 January 2018
£17.99 AT MODEL HOBBIES
So the are not cheap but they are beautiful toy figures.
There are other sets covering the ACW & NAPOLEONICSN.
1/32 Scale = 54mm
No Box they come in a bag.
They are expensive but in the right hands will paint up well.
Most certainly worthwhile having them in my toy collection.
Tuesday, 26 December 2017
MAKING THE TEMPLATE
USING THE TEMPLATE
PINNED , TRACED AROUND & CUT OUT
CUTTINGS STUCK DOWN
CUT OUT & SCRIBED BOTH SIDES
OUTSIDE SPOKES ADDED
INNER SPOKES ADDED
CUTTING OUT THE INNER DRUM
SCRIBED ON BOTH SIDES
CUT HALFWAY THROUGH WITH SHARP POINTED CRAFT KNIFE
ALLOWS THE PAPER CARD BEND EASILY INTO CIRCLE
THE DRUM IS STUCK IN PLACE
A DRY RUN WITH THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MILL WHEEL
EVERYTHING LINES UP
THAT WAS QUICK
PADDLES TO BE SLOPED UP TO CREATE WATER TROUGHS
FOR A SAWMILL
THE WATER IS OVER SHOT FROM ABOVE VIA A SLUICE
THE LARGE BUCKET SIZE TROUGHS FILL AND THE WHEEL TURNS
THIS SIDE IS PUSHED INTO A WALL.........
THIS SIDE SHOWS THE DRIVE SHAFT THAT ENTERS THE MILL VIA THAT WALL
THE WHEEL NEEDS A SUPPORT ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE
SO THE ACTUAL WHEEL IS COMPLETE
ALL IS PAINTED
BUT THE PROJECT IS FAR FROM BEING OVER