Saturday, 17 February 2018

Down Sizing The Water Mill To HO OO Scale. produced and presented by BB

Over the past two months I have occupied my modelling time into trying to make wooden water wheels for some kind of Mill. A saw mill appeals greatly to me as indeed does some kind of industrial type that I can place on a diorama. I have never been one to find scratch-building to difficult in the way I put buildings together, but I had never before attempted to make a double sided wheel before so I decided to formulate piece by piece what was needed to construct one out of paper card. I love working with paper and pva glue because it is easy to work with,is not expensive and is very rigid and strong.I always say to my Mrs B if I can draw it I can build it,buildings that is not Atomic Bombs that knock them down.

Anyway I made four Mill Wheels,of differing types,as I wanted to gain a little know how on the best way of making them.And so it was I succeeded ,and some of you guys have seen them. The results were A OK,but I want to take it a bit further now and down size a Mill Wheel to railway scale it being HO OO for my Honey Well layout. Making it by way of my scratch building design and system I began. I wondered how hard it would be to reduce the size?


It fits nicely into that yogurt pot with room to spare so now a comparison with the larger sized one.


A manageable size now.



There are in total 71 paper-card parts in this 10 CM one, and one stick. It took 6hrs to make and two hours to paint and dry brush everything. A barbecue stick was used for the main spindle type drive shaft. The little wheel has 16 paddles that form buckets that catch the river water in the way they were all stuck into place. Now I need to design a building.  The wheel is not a model of something out there in the real wide world,but is totally of my own original design. The tutorial covering this method has been placed here on my blog and upon Benno`s Figure Forum too, to aid others willing to wield a craft knife and make their own  or for those that like to read look and learn how to in the hobby. BB


Monday, 22 January 2018

THE LIBRARY Presented by BB



The Bookcase bought on line gave me the opportunity
to expand upon a scene in two of my own written Sci Fi books.






All that was required was making a rubber mould
and then filling it a few times with Plaster of Paris.

The soapy water method .




Simply pressed in while still wet.


Between filling up a few moulds a wash and tea break with an Apple Turnover is a favoured treat. 




Dr Nots G` Nivil, an explorer of brave new worlds and an avid collector of rare books.



THE LIBRARY



Although not fully painted as such I thought to present it here and now. I found a perfect figure to occupy the large white faced Georgian  house that came into being in 1776, which still stands today over looking old Mother Thames in London. When first built it over looked in more ways than one a naval shipyard, and high ranking Officers above that of Post Captain were in residence there and the place a palace. Which was far from it being that in 1899 the year Mr Spotit climbed its nine stone steps just before 9 pm  on the 5th of November upon an icy cold night, and banged upon its door of black cracked and peeling paint. The sound resounded as if he was a hammering on big Ben itself, and it being nearly two minutes early.                                                                                                             
BB


Friday, 19 January 2018

ACW CONFEDERATE GENERAL STAFF Edited Version by BB


£23.99 EBAY

OR

£17.99 AT MODEL HOBBIES
https://www.modelhobbies.co.uk/shop
So the are not cheap but they are beautiful toy figures.

There are other sets covering the ACW & NAPOLEONICSN.
1/32 Scale = 54mm




                                                        No Box they come in a bag.


















                           They are expensive but in the right hands will paint up well.
                           Most certainly worthwhile having them in my toy collection.


                                                                                           
                                                                            BB

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

THE WATERMILL A SCRATCH_BUILDING PROJECT BY BEANO BOY



EDITED VERSION

THE START



MAKING THE TEMPLATE





                                 PAPER CARD.


               


         

USING THE TEMPLATE



PINNED , TRACED AROUND & CUT OUT


                                          CUTTINGS STUCK DOWN                  
                                 

CUT OUT & SCRIBED  BOTH SIDES


OUTSIDE SPOKES ADDED


INNER SPOKES ADDED


CUTTING OUT THE INNER DRUM



SCRIBED ON BOTH SIDES


CUT HALFWAY THROUGH WITH SHARP POINTED CRAFT KNIFE


ALLOWS THE PAPER CARD BEND EASILY INTO CIRCLE



THE DRUM IS STUCK  IN PLACE



A DRY RUN WITH THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MILL WHEEL







EVERYTHING LINES UP

THAT WAS QUICK

PADDLES  TO BE SLOPED UP TO CREATE WATER TROUGHS

FOR A SAWMILL

THE WATER IS OVER SHOT FROM ABOVE VIA A SLUICE

THE LARGE BUCKET SIZE TROUGHS FILL AND THE WHEEL TURNS



THIS SIDE IS PUSHED INTO A WALL.........



 THIS SIDE SHOWS THE DRIVE SHAFT  THAT ENTERS THE MILL VIA THAT WALL





THE WHEEL NEEDS A SUPPORT ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE




SO THE ACTUAL WHEEL IS COMPLETE
&
ALL IS PAINTED

BUT THE PROJECT IS FAR FROM BEING OVER

BB








Thursday, 7 December 2017

BB`s ARTS & CRAFT



Two Roofs Are Now Taking Shape.



Showing illustration of extensions.






Then the Chieftains House seen above can be started then lastly the Tree House which I feel will be quite awkward to model in a standing sort of leaning way.

                                                                         BB