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Saturday, 17 August 2019

SCRATCH BUILD MDF SIGNAL BOX

Continuing  work on my MDF building, a Signal Box , first  piece  of  a Train Station build for CANCON 2020.
Its built from 3 mm MDF and is made to suit 28 mm miniatures 


I started off making a nice new intact building but changed my mind and turned it into a battle scared building.

Work in progress

The railing is constructed  from wire, bent  into place and  soldered together, I also used wire to construct the control cables to the rail lines. 

its based on 3mm MDF sheet.







Finished signal box, painted the roof with Vallejo Model colour Luftwaffe uniform, and highlighted by adding VMC off white to the base colour, individual slates were highlighted with a higher proportion of VMC off white.
The platform was painted with VMC Biege Brown and highlighted with VMC Iquai sand to the base colour.

Windows were painted with VMC offwhite.
I used clear plastic sheet to simulated the glass.


The base colour for the top of the building was VMC Green Grey and increasing highlighted by adding VMC offwhite.
The stone portion of the building was done with VMC game colour Stone wall grey and highlighted by adding off white. Individual stones where highlighted with GW  washes and VMC offwhite. 








Image showing the signal box control cables linking up with the rail lines.



BEF troops fighting off the Germans, these building will be featured on the gaming tables at CANCON 2020.

Cheers John 

12 comments:

  1. Fantastic. I never would have thought to carve up mdf like this.

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  2. Absolutely awesome! Your attention to detail is mind blowing.

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  3. Amazing! Both inspired and inspirational. Lovely painting :o)
    Cheers
    Matt

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  4. Now and again when surfing the web you find something superb, this is one of them.

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    1. Thank you Shaun for your comment
      cheers John

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  5. Lovely....what is the glass made of John?
    Peter

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    1. Thanks Peter, the glass in just plastic sheet from a toy train packaging.
      cheers John

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