One of the free kits handed out to Expo registrants in Lancaster, Pa. was by Laser Modeling 3. Don and I headed there first to make sure we got our neat metal storage rack kits. Laser 3 also has some neat looking kits that you may want to check out on their web site. Laser Modeling 3
Thursday afternoon I decided to separate the wooden parts, scrape and pit the parts followed by staining with Hunterline light gray followed by Hunterline cordovan brown. I let these dry for about an hour then glued together all the wooden parts. I doubt I put in two hours to this point including taking these photos.
|The Expo brochure ad and all the kits parts.|
|The wooden pieces are all stained with two Hunterline stains.|
Yesterday afternoon I cut the roofing into 4' widths. These I stained with Hunterline weathering mix followed with a light dusting of Bragdon weathering powders. I also weathered the frame work at the same time. The roof was glued on. I added a few weathered scraps of wood and metal to the roof as seen in the ad photos. I thought the scraps added a bit to the final appearance. Once the roof was done I added the two small leftover pieces of roofing to the rack. I had some scrap Campbell's corrugated roofing that was already painted and weathered. These are just glued in place on the racks. I also added a really weathered leftover piece that I once etched for my Hopper Models stone shed roof. A small sheet of silver paper is used as a piece of sheet metal in the bottom rack. The whole project probably took me just under 3 hours to complete over two days.
|All the metal pieces are now added to the rack. The metal roof was weathered with Hunterline weathering mix and Bragdon powders.|
For now I added the rack to my layout across from my barn. This is the location my section house normally is positioned. I added a few barrels and a skid to add some extra interest. The final rack location on my layout is still uncertain but for the moment it can stay were it is...George Dutka.
|A close-up look at the rack while on the layout.|