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Posted by Pat Lynch | Sep 18, 2013 @ 02:09 AM | 15,307 Views
With the beginner's model complete and working, it was time to prepare for the major task. The kit is rather complete with many die-cut parts, all strip and sheet material provided plus a very complete hardware kit - many hundreds (maybe thousands) of screws, rivets, bolts, plastic parts and a comprehensive illustrated instruction manual. The sheet material in the trailer weighs about 250 Kg
All small-scale stuff is on hold as the 1:1 model gets underway

....sorry, I got a bit carried away there - it's only a shed....

Posted by Pat Lynch | Sep 17, 2013 @ 04:51 PM | 14,228 Views
A few days of foul weather slowed things down a bit but I got the first kit assembled and covered - a genuine 'tab and slot' style build with major bits of metal all falling into place, holes lining up, MANY rivets and screws inserted. All held down with sixteen steel brackets and onto the more serious bit - the workshop Although it doesn't look like it, the shop will be nearly twice the size.
Downside is having to move 400kg of steel from the driveway to the backyard - manually!

Pat (still having fun)
Posted by Pat Lynch | Sep 10, 2013 @ 11:05 PM | 14,496 Views
While not the most exciting modelling project, a decent workshop will, I hope, give me the means and incentive to get back into some more productive modelling. While I'd love to have the huge basements many of my North American friends have, I will have to make do with a separate structure in the back yard. A dedicated workshop about 3.6m (12') X 6M (20') is as big as I can build without any council approval. So I am also building a smaller storeroom/garden shed which will allow me to use one of the existing garages as a model storage and heavy-duty workspace for serious cutting/grinding/domestic maintenance. So, being somewhat past lugging heavy barrow-loads of concrete, a contractor was employed to do the slabs - made it look easy Now I can start building..........a 1:1 workshop!