For anyone who thinks that their dollhouse is a little too clean comes this subtle but dirty bed. Slip it into the main bedroom of your 1:12th scale dollhouse to hint at the rude goings on when the full size folks aren’t watching or put it on a shelf somewhere as a sign of what you’d like to do.
There may be more naughty dollhouse furniture in the future, and it will probably be less subtle.
This was the project I set myself after watching all those banger racing videos on Tuesday. Build an old school banger to sit in a corner of some model railway layout just waiting to go out in metal rending glory.
This is what I started with. A 1:76th (OO) Rover 100 by Base-Toys. Their not the most detailed models out there, but the Base-Toys vehicles have the advantage of being held together with screws rather than rivets. This makes taking them apart to work on so much easier. Oxford Diecasts do this as well, and the Corgi Trackside cars I picked up this week, it makes modding them so much easier.
See what I mean.
The first job was the interior. Like any racing car the Rover would have had its interior stripped out and a roll cage added. Seats were removed with a saw, though the driver’s was glued back in after having masking tape seatbelts added. In future I’ll use a Sharpie to make the tape black before doing this. The roll cage was made from solder, bent to shape and super-glued down. After this picture was taken I added some more detail, a gear lever and fire extinguisher. Looking at my pictures from the banger racing I should have added a fuel tank. Another thing to remember for next time.
Before painting I took my rotary tool to the body to remove details like the radiator grille and door handles and also to gouge a few dents and pre-existing bangs. I forgot to take a picture before painting the body. Citadel foundation colours were used, red and blue, whilst the wheels got some matt black.
My small selection of transfers supplied variations on number 32, so that’s what the car became.
Ready to rumble. One day I may make a whole race meeting worth of bangers, but for now this one can be yours.
A chain ring clock made from the small chain ring of a mountain bike and a disc which came off a siezed wheel.
From the same bike that gave you the 42 tooth chain ring clock comes its bigger brother. A clock made from the 52 tooth chainring of an old road bike.
New in my shop is this clock made from a bike chainring. I have another one or two in the works and plan to do more decorative pieces from recovered bike bits as I strip them off old bikes.
The first of a series I’m going to call Strange Little World, which will place models and toy soldiers in odd places.
Mending Time gallery