We have finally finished putting our details catalogue together, it is available here :-
ModelEarth Details 2019
I have recently been working on a custom build of a Meadows bonneted loco with full sound from an ITT sound card, and R/C from Chuffed 2 Bits. Here are the images of the completed loco.
We are pleased to release the last three Short Staff figures for this Year.
Peggy, a variant of the seated girl in dungarees.
Pamela, a smartly dressed standing female.
Mr Lee, Chinese in traditional labouring outfit.
As with all Short Staff figures, the masters have been sculpted by Chris Johnston in Australia, they are available now, priced at £18.50
The skip competition that we have been running closed last Saturday, following the Exeter show.
My thanks to all of those who entered, after much deliberation I declare James Gilchrist’s entry the winner.
I will be liaising with him to come up with a suitable figure as his prize, in the mean time here are some images of his entry.
We have the show season restarting again soon with Llanfair on 01/02.09.18
We will be releasing the next three Short Staff figures shown below.
There are further releases planned but there is a great deal of commission work to get ready for the show, so details to follow, as there may be a delay.
Patrick, a seated male passenger two pieces of resin. torso and head, supplied unpainted, at £18.50
Prudence, a seated female passenger two pieces of resin. torso and head, supplied unpainted, at £18.50
Albert, a standing driver, in boiler suit and greasetop, three pieces of resin. torso, head and right forearm, supplied unpainted, at £18.50
Thanks for looking
I have recently had two very different locos on the workbench.
Idwal is a 7/8ths Jack project loco. The client had had this built for him, it required a few corrections, followed by detailing and painting.
This build uses Roundhouse Billy mech with a Lady Ann boiler, it is fitted with a Slo-Mo, a DJB reverser and a Summerland’s Chuffer. I am not sure of the source of the works and nameplates as they were supplied with it.
The smokebox is finished with Hammerite barbecue paint, the rest of the bodywork is Humbrol Enamels over etch primer. Once set up it had the usual dry brushing and oil wash treatment. The castings were cleaned up and the pipe work silver soldered into sub assemblies, chemical blackener and a polish back with a worn nylon scouring pad produces the effect that you see.
The centre cab is a project for myself, built over a re-wheeled Aristocraft Long Block that I have had for about 20 years.
The construction is a mix of ModelEarth resin bonnets and styrene sheet, with a good handful of Talisman brass.
I am taking the opportunity to master up additional items for the range of detail parts that we offer, you can see sandboxes, axle boxes and brake last here, I still have the rest of the cab controls and a set of air horns to finish off.
I posted some time back (actually about three years ago) here :-
I have finally managed to find time to finish the pointwork and reconnect my running line.
After which it was of course necessary to test that all was well 🙂
It has, once again, been some time since I last updated this blog, my apologies.
Here are some shots of the currently available body options for our skip chassis, please note that these are supplied separately .
Prices are :-
Bulkhead flat £11.50
Box van £18.00
Guards van £20.00
In addition, we are pleased to announce the release of the next two figures from Short Staff.
Chuck stands 115mm tall and is the first American driver we have offered although I am working on a female engineer for the ModelEarth range at the moment.
Andy is a classic member of the cloth cap brigade and stands 124 mm tall.
Both are available now priced at £18.50 each.