Idoits Guilde To Building Pendelbury Model Buildings
This is a idiots guilde(me, not you) off how ive managed to make the pendelbury model buildings.
it may not be the bvest way,or the only way,quite simplly ,its my way..a idiots..
my 1st venture into the Pendelbury Model Range off buildings, was, the church.
but the way we build the church ,is used forall mybuildings..
after agreeing a prices, and paying for it, i recived from allan(owner off Pendelbury) a large boxs.
in it was the asorted peaces off the church, and some instructions.. the voices in my head(ian sharples, and brusce, both quitely telling me that i could do it, and to take my time) promted me in to action
1st up, look at allthe parts, spread them out, figure out, how each peaces interacts with the next bit, this ISNT a pola/presner/airfix kit, its resin...check that all the bits are there, and clean off, any excess fleshing/resin, ie in the windows.. me, i use a large craft knife ,£1,shops sell them..and a small file.. while your in the £1 shop, get loads off super glue.. the trick, off the resine buildings, is to glue one thing at a time, and, preperation..make sure both bits,sit well to gether,use the file, or knife, to make it so.. run a small bead off super glue , down both edges.. hold to gether, while you think a bout the next step..dont try and be clever, and do a few.. you will end up with the super glue tube stuck to onew hand, andthe building stuck to the other.. dont ask..
when the glue hasgone, off, try and get the next peace ready.. do a dry run, fitting it together.. dont worry too much about gaps, if you can get it right great.. if not, we have Millliput.. its a modlers flexavble filler, thats weather proof, andit can be filed, sanded, painted.. i finally, after have a packet off miliput, in my tool box for 10 years ,used it.. and its fantasitic, mix equale amounts,(it comes as 2 rolls off puttie?),in your hands ,byrolling it, so it becomes one colour.. then simpley push it into the gaps.. smooth off with a dab off water(spit on your finger works for me!)..leave over night to dry, it can then be sanded,painted ect..
now when the buildings complet, ie, as delivered, nows a good time to paint it, i use cheapo£1 rattle cans, and a large plastic box.. places the build in side the upturned box.. so its protected from the wind, andafter viguresly shaking the spray can, give the building, a light, coat, we are not aiming to cover it in one go, but plenty off light coats, are better.. no runs.. and please spry outside.. not in the house/work shop..after the building has a nice gray base coat, i use a black rattle can.. and lightly, from a few ft away,give it a light dusting, do this, with the building on the floor, right way up, while you are standing.. and it really dose hi light the stone work, slates on the roof ect.. to finish off, on the houses, i painted the window frames white, each door a differnt colour from its nabour,...
i re inforces all the internal joints, at the corners, with hot glue, if its a flat jiont.. i use scraps off plastict, or off cuts off resin.. superglued in place.. i decided early on, that i would be adding internall walls and floors. two reasions, to add strenght, and to stop light leaking into ajoining buildings..i wanted each room to be either lighted up, or not, ..not the entire row off buildings ,the internal walls/floors ,are made from foamborad, its cheap, easy to cut, glue, and paint.. its a rough, cut, to fit the walls, the floors tie it allto gether.. now we need to think about the lighting.. i dont want it all light up.. may be a front room on one, a back bedroom on a nother, or a shop front... the church, isnt light up at all.. because, i think churches tend not to be...
just my thoughts.. it up to you on yours..
glass for the windows.. go to asda..buy the cheapo photo frames, they sell for 50P..the ones with no frame, just glass/carbourd... buy a glass cutter off evilbay.. its a small pencile,but no lead, just a hard tiny wheel on the end. put the glass on a worktop/work bench, drag the cutter across.. it will leave a line/mark behind..
lift the glass, place a match stick under the glass.excatly were the cutting line is.. along it.. press the glass down, at oposeing ends,it will snap at the cutting line.. pratice, makes a mess, but eh, we are on a learning curve.. and at 50p...i soon mastered it.. the glass is messured, to fit each window..and fixed in place, useing, clear sillicon.. after they have set.. we can install the internal walls, floors, these add to the strenght, i used hot glue to stick them in place, the lighting isnow installed, iused 3mm leds, yellow, running at 12 volts,(evilbay again)..why? because the hole railway/village lighting, will be run off a car battiery charger, the houses/shops/building/street lights will all be connect to a single 12 volt surplly.. each building will be conected via choclote block conectures, .. so they can easyly be removed, for renovation..
each building, will be sat into the lanscape.. not just plonked.. i want to be able to see a village, with pavements/paths, back yards, schools, and a market.. if you can see it, we can make it..
the completed building, is placed onto a peasce of foambord(surpplyed from sandy, everythnig for signs)its off cuts, from a sign maker/surpllyer.. cheap(free!) i pencile out, around the building, ie, its foot print.. leaveing room around it, for pavements.abourt 2+1//2 inches.front, sides works for me.. the back, well how big a back yard do u want.. me, im useing PendelBury model buildings, stone walling ..again its resine, so its easy to cut..and drill.. and it takes screws.. get the right poilt hole, with the right sizes screw.. =tight fit..
i intend to use 1 sectioin off walling per building.2/3rds of it legnth=the lenght off the yard, the remaining off cut(1/3rd) makes the end wall.. the gap to the next buildings wall. is were we make a gate.. to joint the walls, we drill a poilt hole, for the screw,.. next we drill a hole so the screw head will fit in.. screw them to gether..
after doing all 3 back yards, fit them losely, to the back off the houses/shops ect.. now we can work out were each paveing slab gose.. pencil it ALL in.. after your satisfied(smile)..it looks right, remove everything...cut out, the building foot print..use a large craft/stanly knife.. next cut the foam bord to the riight sizes.. ie, so it gose around the buildings.. so in effect we have a pavement.. with kerb stones.. in pencile.. next i scribe the foam bord, (i use a large screwdriver,draged acoss the foambord.. use a metal ruler to keep the lines stright..
after its all cut out, and scored, check that the building sits in it.. its important, because, when its out sidre, installed, the pavemnent will help stop it moveing, and it will look better.. after checking its all sitting right, we fix the stone walling to the base, by carefully marking there positions, and drilling some holes under them.place the wall over the holes, and mark were the holes are ,onto the walls.. drill a corisponding hole in the walls, i drill 2 holes,.. and then we screw the walls down to the base.. the screw heads are underneith, the walls on top.. next we add the gate post, wahing pole ect..i used thin strips off wood, from Q+B, 50p
i used a dremile tool to drill a hole in the fensce post, so a small nail is a tight fit.. i drilled through the posts, into the resin stonew walling.. the nials holed it in place.. the gates are made from scrap plastic ..glued in places,with superglue./millipiy.. i milliput the gapss/screw heads.. leave over night, and the next day, the base gets a coat off paint from the rattle cnas ,in gray/black...i high light some stones i the walls, useing enamale paints, and the gates get paintedto match the corrisponding back door.. the wooden washing pole, and gate post get a coat off brown.. when you re set the building into its base, iit should now lo0k as 1...
i have done this to 3 set off buildsing, and 1 garge.. i haventset them out ,yet, as im still contructing the village retaining walls ,and landscape.. the building might get damaged by a number 7 boot.. so they will be going in last... i hope ive explained how i did it, well enough., to give you the confidansce to have a go..