Bench Update Dec 15th

I’ve been sick with a cold bug that has been going around for about a week which has really put a dampener on everything, including time at the bench. I was going to start to apply decals on the 1/72 Hasegawa F-18a but a close look at the sheet showed some yellowing.   So they will have to spend some time in a sunny window.  The issue of course is the days are very short and rather overcast right now so it may be a while….. The Tamiya 1/35 panther is at the point where some serious weathering needs to be done.  So I decided to start practicing some techniques I’ve been reading and viewing online.   First up is a general rust/distress technique and I’m doing it on an old HO scale refrigerator car I have. After some Vallejo Rust, some streaking grime, some pastels I have this as a start. …

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London Model Railroad Group Visit

I spent an enjoyable few hours at the London Model Railroad Group.  They have been around since 1938 and moved to their present site in 1970.  They operate a very large 2 rail O-Guage layout in a room that is 32 by 12 meters.   Most of the buildings have been scratch built and the layout is controlled via block sections, which allows 4 mainline trains operating at once. There are some fantastic rolling stock and engines, many of them scratch built as well.  If you are in the London area it is definitely worth a visit.   ” template=”/home/blackfi/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

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