Brushs Laser Cutting workbench

Discussion in 'Area 51' started by BrushType4, 9 September 2011.

  1. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    One of my long lasting memories of being a very young boy, 6-7 years old, sitting at the kitchen table building model kits, guided by my Father with a Woodbine in the corner of his mouth, flicking up and down as he spoke, the aroma drifting around the room.
    You wouldn't do that nowadays with your child !

  2. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    A little commission job for a fellow thunder this afternoon. I say a 1960’s style concrete prefab garage but may be even earlier.

    The Capri seems to add tons of atmosphere. This will make a great model and plenty of weathering opportunities @Yorkshire Dave ;)

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  3. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    Nice one Phil, used to see those garage's everywhere, it's the type where you have to get out of the car, shut the door and push the car in :D

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  4. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    I think they have had more than one mirror off cars over the years!
  5. Al Tait

    Al Tait Western Thunderer

    That'll fill a little gap rather nicely......................
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  6. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    A dabble in 4mm for a commission today. Damn it feels small!

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  7. Peter Insole

    Peter Insole Western Thunderer

    Hi Phil,

    Recognised that delightful little building straight away!

    Here is my Nan Ivy's photo of her great friend standing just in front of it in 1951:

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  8. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    100% correct. Fantastic spot.
  9. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    The prototype is built so it is a bit rough and the roof isn't quite right as its over scale. I'll have a look for something better.

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  10. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

    And there will be a whole generation of modellers wondering why you've built something so obviously old, but with social distancing provisions fitted...

  11. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    It looks like it has a bit of a face.
  12. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    Recut and tweaked but still with over scale roof.

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  13. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    A bit of LNWR on the workbench this morning.


    Living hinge cut in to the MdF to allow for the curve.


    Overlays glued on. Window frames and door loose fitted until after detailing and painting.

    Sone black and white atmosphere pictures.
    The prototype
  14. John57sharp

    John57sharp Western Thunderer

    That’s really nice

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  15. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    A couple of projects on the workbench today.

    First up, a garden shed for a fellow thunder.
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    And going through the Intentio paint shop, an L&Y signal box. Partially built and primer added.
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  16. simond

    simond Western Thunderer


    what thickness are the steps, please?

  17. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    1mm mdf
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  18. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Like the garden shed Phil, but is it a bit low or the gardener a bit tall? Either way I can see some banged heads...:p
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  19. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    Hence the cross-eyed look. :)
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  20. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    The work of Nikki Wilkes who is using my laser engraved stone sheets to scratch build a Mill House.

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    As we are using the laser to produce the parts, we are considering making this into a kit. It would be a bit more expensive than usual but would there be any interest?