Monday, June 23, 2014

HO-scale Diorama Restoration Project

This is a project that is really unique and fun. I am restoring a diorama. The scale is HO and it was build really fantastic, however, the fiberglass resin warped the base of the diorama and the flat water. I am wet-grinding down the raised portion of the resin and I have removed the sides which will be replaced with stronger material. I am sandwiching the base with a new straight board using contact adhesive and clamps. I plan to remove all the dust and refresh the diorama with a very light spray of india ink and alcohol, glue on a collection of small parts that have come off over the years and finally, pour a deep layer of Envirotex clear resin. I'll keep you posted!

BTS Depot Kit / O-scale

This is a cool kit by "BTS" and has tons of laser cut parts. The main structure is coming together. I built the staircase piece by piece with the risers and treads. The color scheme is an ocre yellow and dark brown trim. Of course, very weathered colors. The interior has a fresh coat of white paint. This is an O-scale kit.