Friday, July 14, 2017

What the postie delivered today - non-skid surfaces and a crane

It's always great to come home to a delivered parcel that you know contains modelling goodies.

Oooh, a parcel for me!

I've decided that my next project is going to be my anti-gravity lighthouse that I last wrote about back in November (yes, like seven months ago...) So this week I ordered some 1/35 scale non-skid plating for the deck.

I racked my brains trying to come up with a way to get that raised diamond pattern on a surface without having to pay for it. Maybe if I pressed thin aluminium onto a fine mesh it would give that texture? I wasn't sure, so I just decided to bite the bullet and pay up.

Yeah, that's pretty blurry photography there Dave...

I ordered from BNA Model World here in Australia - I've always found them a very professional outfit, fast delivery and easy ordering. Recommended.

I also ordered a crane. It's a photoetched metal job, and I love it. I do actually think that it's a little strange having a hand-operated winch on a high-tech anti-gravity ship, but screw it, I like the way it looks. I'm aiming for an interesting mix of high-tech propulsion design and low-tech grungy cheap construction, so this should fit nicely.


All this stuff is going towards this concept:

I'm really looking forward to building a fantasy concept piece. Not having to deal with rivet counters is going to be a pleasant change.
Rivet Counter: "That hand-operated crane does not look correct!"
Me: "It is an imaginary machine. Please go away".

Ahhhh, bliss ;)



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