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Lastest Ship Base Order – Part 2

Here are the final pics of this finished project all ready for pick up later today. Just like modelling, with wood work you always learn and discover new tricks to make your projects that much better. This time I found a small but effective way to apply a stain to virtually eliminate streaking and allow a much faster application time. On a large piece like … Continue reading Lastest Ship Base Order – Part 2

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Lastest Ship Base Order – Part 1

Here I have a customer order for a ship base that raises a series of challenges that I thought would make for an interesting article. Firstly I should say that the wider and thicker the timber the greater the cost to purchase from suppliers. One solution to reduce the cost is to laminate smaller width timbers to create a single wider piece. Firstly the required … Continue reading Lastest Ship Base Order – Part 1

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Panther G 121 Hungary 1945 – Ian Hill

Here we have an amazing diorama built by one of our most talented modellers Ian Hill, which features one of our bases. The timber of choice here is 180x280x38mm Jarrah with a Cove edge which creates a truly professional finish. The base was one of several purchased at the same time so I guess Ian has a few future projects in mind. Historical Context: In … Continue reading Panther G 121 Hungary 1945 – Ian Hill