So the last few days over Christmas Ella (My 9 year old daughter) and I have been building a 1/12 scale engine. Most of the work has been completed by her. Painting, reference etc. The detail however is a bit far fetched for her at the moment but that is all I have done. This is all her own work and I’m really impressed with what she has done so far. Using paints, gluing and finding reference material. Wow is all I can say. A little modeller in the making. Bellow is where she has managed to get. Updates are on the wip page.
Really proud of my little girl. Love spending time with her doing this. All her choice which makes it all the better. Can’t wait to see how this ends up. So till the next time if you fancy keeping an eye on the wip please watch. 👍🏼
The spray booth was completed today. (Except for painting the rear). I managed to get my first piece coated earlier, really happy with the two fans. Makes a huge difference from the single one I had previously. Can’t wait to get on and finish the mp4/6 and get to other kits.
So after months of inactivity on the bench due to building the new office and model room at the end of the garden I’ve managed to get the mp4/6 started up again. Above are some images of how far I got before I packed it all away. Onwards and upwards from here. Hope to get this done by the beginning of the new year.
Over the past few days I have been filling In sanding down and painting the surfaces in the model office area. Not sure what the wall colour will be but the shelving and surrounding areas will be black and the surfaces grey. I’m absolutely gobsmacked at these day light bulbs that are in my down lighters. So much light. Many have had opinions on me not having a window or skylight but having opted for 5 high end day light leds and the daylight lamp/magnifier I feel I have been justified in my decision therefore not losing space. There is a huge natural light source at the front which floods the office with light anyway. So tomorrow I’ll be continuing the painting and once that’s done all my other modelling gear can be brought in. I shall be ordering carpet within the next week work pending.
So I’m in the final stretches of the office build. I’ve started building the or rather constructing the spray booth, here are some images of where I got up to since my previous update.
I’m currently at the stage of constructing the fan base and the exhaust system from the rear end of the booth. I have a few more ideas for this including a slide in filter system which can be removed at any stage to replace the filter sheets. It’s taking a bit of time but should be completed this week. There is so much left to do including all the electrics. The spray booth daylight strip is in place and ready for power. I will update again over the weekend and there should be more to see. Once this is done I have a 20” monitor to be added above or to the right of the booth. Then it’s time to sand down and fill in. Once this is completed it’s time for paint then the carpet fitters are in to complete the interior. Can’t wait. It’s been a long hard trek but the end is near and I can get back to my builds.
So the last few weeks I’ve been building the office area for model builds. There’s still quite a lot to do. Carpeting, paint shelves, spray booth and some other bits and bobs and paint the surfaces. So below is where I have got too. Think I have two weeks to go on this and it should be finished. I have ordered some wood and decking to finish off the outside perimeter too. Pics to follow on that one once complete.
Over the last few days I have been constructing the model making side of my building, so far the above has been completed. There is a lot more to do. The paint racks and the spray booth. The area under the right hand wall mounted parts trays is for my lathe and mill. I have been making sure that my kits can fit in the Obove sections and in the cupboards below. I need to make some doors and finish off with paint but will wait till it’s all constructed. I recon within the next 4 weeks it should be completed and ready for use. I won’t be able to fit all my model collection in the office as it’s way too vast so will have to use the attic for space. I will update again later on next week.