|Russ Greene of NE Brownstone gives his clinic on carving stonework. Note the green streaks in the prototype photo.|
Clinics ran from 8am till supper time on Friday and Saturday at this years Fine Scale Expo. Don and I attended eight clinics which was about half. It was hard to squeeze it all in as we wanted time to look at the contest models visit the vendor booths and visit with friends. We picked the ones that we thought would help us the most with our modelling projects. During each clinic we did learn at least one important modelling tip. I have included a few photos.
|Brett Gallant of Sierra West Scale Models gave a clinic on realistic detail castings. One tip he gave us was to drill a hole in the bottom of a barrel casting and support it with a wooden or metal rod for easy handling while painting and weathering.|
|Brett Gallant clinic, modelling with stripwood included his board weathering solution seen here. One can fine more information at his Sierra West Scale Models web site.|
|Brett Gallant also gave us a neat tip on making knot holes and knots made from toothpicks. Something I am going to try.|
|Dave Myers of Gatorfoam gave us a very informative clinic on his product and its uses. I have done a post on his product last winter. Here Don Janes gets a few additional tips at Dave's booth.|
|In this view one can see how Gatorfoam is used to build a dam for a waterway display module. Don and I came away from the Gatorfoam booth with a good supply of model base material.|