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1/35 Cereal Packet/ Cardboard Modelling
« on: October 13, 2021, 08:04:34 AM »
I decided that the next part of my railway inspired modelling needed a larger building.
This is the front of what will hopefully become an engine house.
This will hold a large beam engine for pumping large volumes of water.

The basic shell is foam board covered with individual bricks laid in an English bond.
This has yet to have windows and other detail added.

The second picture shows the start of the beam engine.

Flywheel and beam, all from card.

I coat/soak the card in French Polish, it can then be sanded.
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Re: 1/35 Cereal Packet/ Cardboard Modelling
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2021, 08:37:54 AM »
Thanks for the info about French polish - another skill to learn and put into action. It looks good at the moment will follow with interest

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Re: 1/35 Cereal Packet/ Cardboard Modelling
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2021, 11:15:29 AM »
The original idea was to use the Airfix Beam engine, but I couldn't find one anywhere online.
I don't suppose anyone has one going cheap!
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Re: 1/35 Cereal Packet/ Cardboard Modelling
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2021, 11:17:06 AM »
I really do like the brickwork Dave - excellent.
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Re: 1/35 Cereal Packet/ Cardboard Modelling
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2021, 11:20:28 AM »
I there no end to your talents?

I think beam engines go "puff puff" slowly, not cheap.

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Re: 1/35 Cereal Packet/ Cardboard Modelling
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2021, 01:08:18 PM »
I there no end to your talents?

I think beam engines go "puff puff" slowly.

Haddock.
A bit like you in your smoking days?
Adding the mortar wash accentuates the brickwork.
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Re: 1/35 Cereal Packet/ Cardboard Modelling
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2021, 01:48:05 PM »
Windows under construction, again from cereal packets.
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Re: 1/35 Cereal Packet/ Cardboard Modelling
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2021, 02:27:30 PM »
You've got some patience Dave!
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Re: 1/35 Cereal Packet/ Cardboard Modelling
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2021, 04:14:13 PM »
Bet He's got shares in 'Kellogg's'  too.....
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Re: 1/35 Cereal Packet/ Cardboard Modelling
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2021, 07:36:18 AM »
Bet He's got shares in 'Kellogg's'  too.....
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No, just a serial(cereal) modeller!
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Re: 1/35 Cereal Packet/ Cardboard Modelling
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2021, 09:36:32 AM »
I will NOT go down the line of a "cereal killer"  - but that's what you do when we try and keep up with your speed or skills.

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Re: 1/35 Cereal Packet/ Cardboard Modelling
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2021, 02:58:12 PM »
I need to eat my cereals faster to keep up.
Fruit and Fibre mainly.
More progress.
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Re: 1/35 Cereal Packet/ Cardboard Modelling
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2021, 04:17:37 PM »
Wow!!       and double wow!!!

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Re: 1/35 Cereal Packet/ Cardboard Modelling
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2021, 07:39:30 AM »
Wow, that is amazing.
All I got out of cereal packets was those little plastic gifts.
Respect for the master of cardboard building.
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Re: 1/35 Cereal Packet/ Cardboard Modelling
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2021, 11:45:03 AM »
I did find the Airfix Beam Engine on line and bought it for 20.00 including postage - from Triang Man. He also had lots of stuff from my youth for sale, I wasn't too tempted but the memories of Triang railways and Minic Motorways flooded back.
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