EXCERPT FROM APPENDIX 1 from Don Featherstone's Battles With Model Soldiers
(The book that got me started.)

"Nothing in these pages is a dictate, no word says you must or you shall do it this way. On the contrary, the book sets out from the very beginning to stimulate the reader to think for himself, and to use what he has read merely as a foundation for efforts and ideas which reflect his own temperament and character. Only in this way will he obtain maximum satisfaction from the hobby of battling with model soldiers."

-Don Featherstone 1918 - 2013

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Like a Bridge in Troubled

After browsing a score or 5 of pictures of old stone bridges, work has begun on a 40/54mm compatible toy bridge. 

Just fits in the 4" grid, is wide enough for a wagon, and crosses the masking tape river nicely,  hmm...hope it fits over the painted river, must check that before going farther. The angle of the top rail needs to broaden out a bit I think, or even be flattened though the straight line with an angle seems to be common in low lying areas as does the more difficult curved profile.

Still, its a beginning.

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  1. Shape looks quite good. Are you going to clad it?

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    1. Not really. I will tape the edges and add some texture before painting it. Like my various houses)

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  2. Looks like a good start! Looking forward to seeing the end result. I hadn't thought to use foam core for a bridge - I will have to "borrow" this idea, as I have an Airfix bridge that is quite a bit too long much of the time.

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    1. Its good, useful stuff but one or other type of cardboard from the recycling bin also works well.

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  3. Very solid. May be just score some irregular lines in the sides to make it look like stone construction, paint gray, wash and weather.

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