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Website upgrade

If you are reading this and are a regular visitor to New Zealand Finescale you’ll have already noticed that the website has undergone something of a revamp. Apart from the completely different look, the major change has been implementing online shopping.  Not only is the shop new, but we’ve also tried to list things which…

RESISTING ALL BUT TEMPTATION

As foreshadowed in the last post, I was struggling with the temptation to do a horse, and like Mark Twain proved unable to resist it. There’s not too much to say about it really other than to remember that it is less than 25mm at the shoulder, so the paint job looks better at less…

CART BEFORE THE HORSE

Here’s a little diversion, prompted by an email from Mark Andrews of Marks Model Works asking ‘Can you print this?’ My initial reaction was ‘No’ but after having a closer look I was thinking ‘Maybe’ and sure enough it turned out OK. The shafts on the model are 0.6 mm square maximum, so this is…

W LOCO KIT UPDATE

In the last few weeks I’ve started to make serious  progress on the W.  The following photos are somewhat hastily posed.  I’m still waiting for dome and other castings, the smokebox door is blutacked in place and the cab roof is just placed.  The eagle -eyed will spot other deliberate mistakes, but the purpose here…