Thursday 12 January 2017

East African Railway Station - Part 6

Looking at the railway station the day after I finished it, I decided that it was too neat and tidy. It needed some platform clutter. So I set out to build some. 

The clutter had to fulfil two goals. First to make the platform less pristine and second to provide items that could be used in a barricade. So the pieces had to be loose. I chose to make these in strips of 50mm and there would be stacks of passenger baggage, bales, sacks and crates, and then a mix of those. I also wanted to make some platform benches.

Using a piece of cardboard for a base, I use some foam core board as the former and applied green-stuff and other types of epoxy putty to create the outer surface of bales and crates. I made a separate stack of sacks and a stack of suitcases and travel trunks.

A stack of bales: Above the basic form with some Greenstuff applied; below the complete stack ready for painting; below that the painted item.

Above the basic shape for two crates either side of a stack of sacks. Below the finished item

A stack of sacks (above) and suitcases (below)

The benches are made from plasticard, with baggage beside and on them the made from Greenstuff.

When painted and placed around the platform it gave me the effect I was looking for.


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    1. Thank you Jonathan. Lots more of this to come.

  2. Like these series of articles and the ideas about the barricades etc is great. Well done.

    1. Thank you. There will be a few more of thes articles in the coming months as I make the remaining six or seven models required for this game. I have the next two sketched up already.

  3. Mark you have been busy.
    They look great and really add to the model.

    1. Thanks Stu. Sometimes it is the little touches that make it all come to life!