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Author Topic: Pill Box - My First scratch build  (Read 268 times)

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Offline kierang

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Pill Box - My First scratch build
« on: February 03, 2018, 02:10:23 pm »
I wanted a little pill box for my layout. I love Metcalfe kits, but I thought that 5 for the Metcalfe "mini kit" was a bit steep for something that appeared to be a few pieces of laser cut card stuck together (although you do get 2 pillboxes for that !), so I thought I'd go against my mantra of not scratchbuiding anything and give it a try.

Helpfully, the Metcalfe website gives the dimensions, so I basically built a hexagon-shaped box to that size from some leftover grey card from another Metcalfe kit.

I cut some slots in it (before sticking it together), put a piece of black paper behind the door opening and shaded the card with some soft artist pencil rubbed in to it.

Here's the end result:







And here's the photo from the Metcalfe website to compare it to:



Not a bad effort I thought for my first attempt, and I saved myself 5 quid !

Offline JohnN

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Re: Pill Box - My First scratch build
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2018, 02:44:04 pm »
Apart from the slightly different colour, I wouldn't be able to tell which was which. Excellent job.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Pill Box - My First scratch build
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2018, 02:58:11 pm »
Very good ,  5 saved !  A pal of mine who lived in Streatham had one just
like that behind his garden,

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Re: Pill Box - My First scratch build
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2018, 08:24:28 am »
A great effort. It reminds me of the one I discovered at the back of the overflow car park (field) at Sheffield Park when I had to park there last year (the first time I've ever had to use the overflow).

 

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