Friday, November 02, 2012
Take a Piece of Card!
With the fiddle yard sorted out it is time to decide upon the scenery that will be portrayed.
Using my tested method-I see no reason to change after all these years! The storage box with the card from the local artshop is retrieved and a new blade in the snap-off knife fitted. It is also of benefit to use a cutting mat, this will prolong the life of the blade- cardboard causes a blunt edge fairly quickly so don't use scalpals- too expensive.
The formers are cut and put in place with bracing where necessary. Thin card is then cut into strips and glued as shown in the lower picture- the reasons for this will become clearer at a later date.
I will try something different this time however. I have cut the bases for buildings and left cutouts for them to fit. This means that the whole building can be made away from the train room. If it's good enough for Bob Brown then who am I to suggest otherwise?