31 May 2017 Kitbashing
Posted at 09:32h in Kitbashing, Model Railroading
It is one of my favorite modeling techniques. Basically, I get a kit and throw out the instructions. The kit parts become raw materials to make something new and different, or to make a model of something from the real world that is not available in kit form. Sometimes I’ll combine two or more kits to get what I want.
Here I took a brewery kit and modified the walls and roof to make a winery warehouse.
The fun part is to look at kits in a catalog and imagine something different. Once I have a rough idea, I take the major kit parts and photocopy them. I’ll take the paper copies, cut them and recombine them until I figure out how my recombination will fit together. Then I’ll go and do the actual cutting and glueing.