Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Beautiful Beams

Progress on the Monty Canal Modelling Kit! I've moulded the first miniature 'fish-belly' bridge beams, making it possible to model one of the Monty Canal's signature bridges. They are a very satisfying shape to pull out of the mould, and on this scale a lot easier to handle than the original cast-iron ones...

Like the bricks, these have been cast using plaster with added iron - so they are almost authentic! The red colour gives them a look of rusty rather than fresh cast-iron.

Ta daaa!

I found a few volunteers after the Canal Field Trip last Thursday to try out the new components.

 The model below ended up with an unorthodox but intriguing staircase detail.
Bridge model with unorthodox staircase detail!

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