Archives for: "January 2020"

Mail Wagon - part 15

by brae  

Continuing work on the mail wagon. Many of the pictures in this post show the parts after painting since I was on a deadline and had little time to take progress photos. The chassis from the doctor's buggy kit had wonderful detail, but it was not made… more »

Droids, part 2 - paint testing

by brae  

Continuing work on the droids. As I mentioned last time, I do plan to paint the pieces since I prefer a painted finish to the plain plastic no matter how good the quality. But, I don't want to just dive in without doing some testing since I am working… more »

Paint Nite, in miniature - 2

by brae  

I once again went to a Paint Nite event at a local restaurant (you can see my previous painting here). From the link here, you can see the rainbow forest painting the artist and host Sarah Benkin would be teaching. I brought a mini sized canvas instead… more »

Droids, part 1

by brae  

And now for something different.... A few years back, mom bought me a BB-8 and R2-D2 kit by Bandai. I've heard great things about these kits. They don't require painting or glue and they have a precision fit with great detailing. I've been hankering to… more »

Ivy Hollow - landscaping, part 2

by brae  

Completing the landscaping. I used Woodland Scenics Fine Dark Brown Ballast to serve as dirt and Fine Ballast Buff as the gravel. I ran the wagon wheels and patted Jebediah's hooves on the loose gravel before setting it in place with Woodland Scenics… more »

Ivy Hollow - screen door, part 8

by brae  

Completion of the screen door. During final assembly of the structure, I added the door hardware to the solid door. Since the lock rail and the lock box are roughly the same height, I decided to not inset the lock box for fear of making a mess of it.… more »

Mail Wagon - part 14

by brae  

Continuing work on the mail wagon. Once the painting and sealer were done, I could move on to the lettering. I neglected to put on the cross detailing before the last coat of sealer but plan to add it later, so I took that into consideration when I did… more »