Tuesday, March 27, 2018

New video: Scratch build sci-fi ship build - Part 6

Part 6 of my scratch build series working on The Seahorse, and this time it's all about building sub-assemblies that will all plug together when it's time to complete this monster. I can't quite believe I've been working on this for six months now! I realised during the filming of this that the 2018 Australian Model Expo is less than three months away, and that I better get my arse into gear if I want to enter The Seahorse this year...

In this episode, I scratch build a crane, deck railings, a lighthouse and a life preserver ring.

Each of these is built from bits and pieces I have sitting around - discarded hardware, old bottles, pieces of old toys. There's even one piece from the 1970s in this case - did I mention I'm a bit of a hoarder?

It's definitely getting closer to completed.

The good news is that I feel the end is within sight now. That's all of the major sub-asssemblies completed. Now it's time to start finishing the main deck and hull, so that it's all ready for painting. When the paint goes on - that will be when it starts to really come to life.

Video is embedded below, but in case that doesn't work here is the link:
Scratch building sci-fi scale model - Part 6