Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Chris Heath Choo Choo Makings

THIS IS CHRIS HEATH TAKING OVER JAK'S BLOG FOR THE DAY



Here it is then (after a lot of ribbing from Jak) my nearly finnished Country Fire Station for my model train set I have in the loft.

As you can see it is a very busy drill session, or it will be once I get all the figures glued into position.

The scale of the scene (if anyone is interested) is 1/76th, and stands a grand 6 1/2'' high.

Oh by the way, I will not be starting my own blog!!



The paving stone surround is formed from individual paving stones, not appreciated by jak when I had to use her eyebrow tweezers to lay them in place. Where the wall meets the paving I added grass as if it was growing in the damp of the wall. A couple of bushes were added to the entrance of the station and a red telephone box on the outside of the wall.






Front view of the station, you can just about see the airbrushing around the wall buttress's.

All of the perimiter walls were made seperate out of a sheet of acrylic, then wrapped in brickwork that I downloaded onto a A4 label sheet and stuck it to the acrylic.




The fireman is adjusting the wheeled escape (big ladder) from the AEC Regent Mark3 engine.


You can see the grass around the base of the wall I built.



Phase 2


Now to show you all my crafting space, it is now a HIS & HERS zone, this was took while I was in the process of making a Railway Siding Shed.

I found a nifty little site called ScaleScenes it has some free downloads so that you can make your own models.




Work in progress, I have all the tools, glue, cocktail stick, knife, steel ruler, cutting mat, I just know you will be green with envy at my craft tools.




Side view of the railway siding shed



Front view of the railway siding shed, the door is a working sliding door.




For a man with hands like shovels and fingers the size of pork sausages I don't think I did too badly, what do you think?

41 comments:

Jackie said...

Fabulous all round, from tweezers to craft tools to sliding doors and grass.... Whos a clever boy then ¬ lol.... Brilliant Chris.. and how come all the Heath family got too much share of talent !!! lol xx Hope to see more of your makings again x

Greta said...

Brilliant Chris but you're taking up too much of Jak's space lol x

Debra said...

Wonderful job Chris, you say no blog now..but it is addicting! I love the Fire Station...but I would have to add glitter..somewhere LOL!

Chris in Oz said...

Congratulations, Chris. It's good to see another DH who has to borrow his wife's tools to finish a particular project. My DH no longer feels like he's one of a kind. I always like to remind him that it's a well known fact that the family who crafts together stays together!!!

Hugz......

PS I have a young nephew who would almost kill to be able to add such a treasure to his collection.

heidy said...

Hi Cris,stunning project,you only must finishd it whit some flowers lol
Hugs heidy

Sian said...

WOW, love the fire station and the shed - with the sliding door aren't you very clever! I wish I made some buildings with my train sets. My dad has my sets somewhere in his loft, when I go visiting again, I must get them out and see if they still work (it's been quite a long time!!!!!)
Can't wait to see more.

Susan said...

Fabulous! Chris I can see that you and Jak have something in common....PERFECTION! You do need your own blog :)

Whimcees said...

Hello Chris!

I love your Country Fire Station! Wonderful! Hopefully we will see more of your creations now that you share a His and Hers crafting area! :<) I love miniatures and appreciate all the time it takes to work with these small pieces and to find accessories that match in scale. Great project!

Wishing you a good day today!

Barbara Diane

Reflections from Granny said...

Just sitting here shaking my head thinking WOW! WOW! One family, so much talent and I just love the spirit that goes with the creative designs. Thank you both for sharing, I'm not always good at creating but sure love to marvel at what other folks achieve.

Blessings to the new his/her work space, may your glue be sticky, fingers be nimble and tweezers left alone for eyebrows only. ;)

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Looks awesome! Gotta show my hubby, he is a train buff. Love the dotted line you added to the table to mark your boundaries. Lol ~jeni :)

Karin F. said...

Jak, I hope you realize just how fortunate you are to have a man who crafts as well! Loved seeing your work table.
Happy New Year to you both.
hugs Karin

Daisychain said...

Your fire station is great Chris! I make dolls houses so I was very interested to see your handiwork. Love the grass effect. Would love to see more of your work, you should definately start a blog. Hugs Christine x

PeeJay said...

Superb work Chris and you definitely need to have your own blog to chart your progress. Those thick as pork sausage fingers (not as thick as Theodore's sausages hopefully - lol!) have done an amazing job. Not sure how long you'll be allowed to continue sharing Jak's crafting space though .......... *grin*

Craig Pearson said...

Chris, this is quite brilliant! As an avid Model Railway fan and model maker myself, I don't think i've seen such detail in any model as this one! Well done mate! Keep up the good work!

crafty flossie said...

Bravo Chris. As a crafter I have the greatest admiration for you as a model maker. I shouldn't imagine Jack has been anywhere near it.
Debbie

Kaz said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! This is all amazing! Love it to bits.....mind you now so sure about the "sharing work space" thing.....you might just need to get yourself another table to butt up to Jak's!
Seasons Greetings to you both.
Kaz xx

themessycraftroom said...

Wow Chris , I have a little grandaughter who would adore that, she's just had fieman Sam for Christmas. It's absolutely wonderful, a brilliant job. I love how you 've shared your space and so neat and tidy. . Look forward to the next project. Hugs x ChrisB

Tracy said...

Oh how I loved seeing this, the fire station is fantastic. I love how you both work at the same table doing different hobbies. What a great way for you both to work near each other and pass the time away together.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

carol said...

wow brill work, looks fantasic, Mmmmmm BUT the invasion of Jak's space is a little to much i think..lol x carol

Kathryn said...

love it! what attention to detail! Not sure I could share my space though..... lol K x

Toni said...

fabulous work Chris loving the station but dont get giving hubby ideas to use my stuff for his warcraft model making lol hes already taking over parts of the shed lol xxx

Mo Manning said...

Oh wow, awesome awesome awesome! I'll have to share this post with my brother, a model railroading fanatic. Did you know Rod Stewart does this too (crafts in his hotel rooms when he's on tour) and is very talented? xoMo

Nannieflash said...

Well my hubby does have his own blog and I think you should start one to, and has posted some photos of his granddaughters opening the presents her created for them, two dolls beds. But Ive got to admit he will be green with envy when he sees what youve been upto, they are fabulous. Though he does play with the real things he does volunteer work at our local steam engine restoration Society FOD railway. With love and hugs Shirleyx

Ellis said...

Great job you're doing on the firestation and all the other buildings, sharing is perfect! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Anonymous said...

wow this looks amazing, so many details. Shame to keep it in the loft. ( Ha ha sorry Jak)

ursula Uphof said...

Wow Chris just love your work. You will have to start a blog to update us, can't always be using up Jak's space. LOL. Lovely to see you work together. Warm wishes.

Anonymous said...

Very Cool! Love the fire station

Beverly

Maryann said...

WAUW what an awesome job done here. It´s really awesome Chris. I just had to show it to my better half here and he was also just in awe over your gorgeous project. Both the firestation and the shed is really fabulous and you should definately make your own blog to follow up on this in the future. And maybe you should get another table there beside Jak´s too, now we are at it? he he he Then you would make the perfect working couple there and maybe you should go and get her a new eyebrowetweezer, then you could keep this one as your own? he he he. Really wonderful job mate, keep it up and show us more in the future too please?
Have a Happy New Year to both of you.

chrissy xx said...

WoW!! It's Fabulous. A true work of art, right down to the phone box! LOve it all.
A shared table that looks just fine! Just short of coffee cups.
Chrissyxx
p.s. I think you should get more time space on Jak's blog you deserve it!!

Grenouille Greetings said...

I gotta say that this is absolutely fantastic. I am always facinated by model scenes and the fact that you have made this from scratch is terribly clever especially given the pork sausage fingers and shovel hands!!! Thank goodness you were able to use Jak's eyebrow tweazers. You would, no doubt, have been in bigger trouble if you had used her craft tweazers! A lovely job and thank you so much for sharing. I want to see the rest of the model now...please! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Pam Swadling said...

You've done a grand job Chris. Jak doesn't know how lucky she is that her husband wants to use her craft stash - at least you're not gonna moan when she wants to buy a new bit of kit - just in case you want to borrow it. All I get from my OH is 'Oh no, not more rubbish'.

Mad Mary said...

Absolutely fantastic work Chris, my husband too has sausage fingers and he has done a little bit of crafting but nothing as delicate as this. I would love to see more of your work.

Mary

Susan King said...

Chris, you did a wonderful job on the Fire Station. Now you need your own work table. Thanks for sharing I love to see crafts other folks are doing.

Suzanne said...

This looks absolutely fantastic. I am sure Jak won't mind you 'borrowing' her stuff or her space at all.

Lisa Jane said...

Its fabulous!!!
Lisa ;)

Diane said...

Very impressive, Chris but where are the DPs and which bits did you colour with the Copics? LOL :-)
Diane x

Anonymous said...

WOW! what detail and what a perfectionist you are - individual paving stones no less and an acrylic sheet covered in
'brickwork' paper - extremely impressive. Psssst! how about a few daffodils, just to add the final touch.
I bow to your patience and perseverance not to mention your UNDOUBTED skill. BRAVO! Would love to see more of your work.

Mary Mac

Trina said...

Jak, please tell your DH that I was entertained by his post. I read the whole thing AND studied the pictures. He did a great job!

Anonymous said...

absolutely brilliant models well done

Anonymous said...

Nice job on the models and I hope you are still off the smokes. 4 years for me now after 30 a day! Good luck and keep up the good work.

Cardsbycas said...

Hi hope you see this (so long after original post) I'm a crafter from papercrafts to jewellery now. My hubs would love a model railway but reckons he too has hands like shovels,no patience & now shakes a bit (a lot!) I'll show him your beautiful work hoping it will inspire him.
Our son is a fireman so will be showing him your chippy too.
Beautiful work, I hope it's still ongoing x