|Model Earth Design Wagons|
My adventure into 7/8ths scale over the last few weeks has been surprisingly exciting.
|My old Outline Simplex, which went "missing" in a house move|
The new production techniques being exploited by small manufacturers are incredible compared to say, the original 16mm Association GVT coach "kit" or the Archangel ones that didn't even have the planks marked on them.
But here is the odd thing, because the kits are essentially simple it means I'm spending more time thinking about how to finish them. So some very simple Model Earth Design resin wagons have been subjected to a new to me weathering technique of misting on basic rattle can paint.
Other models, from North Pilton Works, Bole Lasercraft and Resurgam are being subject to a range of wood stains and finishes designed for full-sized structures.
After a cryptic phone call from Accurcaft, the Wren is now en route to Matt Acton for lining out.
Just for old times sake, I've built a 16mm kit, one of Matt Nunn's excellent range
On top of all that I'm getting a crash course form James Hilton on modern R/C technology.
I haven't had this much fun since, oh around 1980!