"Somewhere in England" N Scale World War 2 Railroad

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Re: "Somewhere in England" N Scale World War 2 Railroad

Post by armyairforce » Thu Sep 09, 2021 5:53 am

May 7th 2014

To start May, I started the kit for the pump house. This will go on the siding on the branch line, shortly after it emerges from the tunnel under the airfield.

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The kit was built pretty much out of the box, except for adding a base of styrene and bricking up a number of windows since the incorrect set were included in the box. I did find some from another kit that suited a couple of windows. Fortunately the four along the back aren't seen anywhere.

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Post by armyairforce » Thu Sep 09, 2021 5:54 am

The building complete, except for surface texture on the base.

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Re: "Somewhere in England" N Scale World War 2 Railroad

Post by armyairforce » Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:14 pm

When buying the pump house kit, I also picked up the first two packets of figures. These have been painted as US Army Air Force officers, ground and air crew.

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I also started adding colour to the ground. The paint was water based household emulsion, small sample pots. They were cheap and blended well with a little water on the surface of the model.

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Post by armyairforce » Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:15 pm

The sand was painted with a mix of two greens and brown.

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The first brushed coat complete. A sprayed coat will come next to even out the tones a bit, 'though in this shot, the paint is still wet in places, changing its colour.

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Re: "Somewhere in England" N Scale World War 2 Railroad

Post by armyairforce » Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:17 pm

Grass powder was mixed with dilute PVA and painted onto the sides of the blast shelters.

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The hangar queen and other airframe wreckage was attached today, and in the background, a number of trees were added. Trees and hedge lines were left intact as much as possible during airfield construction, to aid the camouflage of the airfield and buildings. Particularly so around the bomb dump, hospital and technical site.

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Re: "Somewhere in England" N Scale World War 2 Railroad

Post by armyairforce » Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:18 pm

Another view of the hangar queen and airframe components in the salvage yard.

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The blast shelters still need the internal walls painting, and the trees have had some additional foliage added, which is still wet in this shot.

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