Wednesday 25 February 2015

Miniature Wonderland - Hamburg

Whilst in Hamburg for the Tactica event we took asdvantage of our stay in the city to visit the world famous Miniature Wonderland. This has to be the ultimate in Railway Modelling.

Spread over 4 large halls in a warehouse the display features trains, mountains, car (over 8000), little people (400,000 !) across a variety of vistas. Its the sort of place you can go back to again and again without getting bored.

I believe everything is HO OO scale?

During the course of the visit the lights change from day to night...

Sit back and enjoy the following photos...

The first few are a setting for a ficticious German City through the ages...

In Germany they cant use the Swastika at all so all Nazi flags are portrayed as red with white circles - if you look carefully you can see a BF109

The Russians and American meet..

The wall

And into the main rooms...

All the cars have Leds

If you ever go to Hamburg - be sure to visit the Miniature Wonderland !!

Tuesday 24 February 2015

Building a Volcano part 5

Hi Folks

Some more progress on the volcano...

If you want to see the last post head here

Once all the filler was dry I added the ground mix - sand, ballast etc and covered all these areas in my base paint used for the desert boards.

The plan will be to tie this piece into the others hence the same paint scheme.

I then had to cut a hole in the bottom - you can see my little helper !

Inside the hole I fixed a square of Perspex up against the lower lip of the crater

This was then covered in mastic (the tube says it will dry clear but I am not so sure). The mastic was teased into irregular waves, peaks and troughs.

Just need to wait for this to dry....

Until next time