Thursday, June 4, 2015

Making Mine Scenery Part XV


This week so far I have messed around a little bit more with my batch of Horizon Creation 3D bits. I liked my first attempt at fencing so I made a bunch more to start with.

A bunch of Horizon Creations 3D bits built into fencing.
The two long sections use full ~4.25"x2" hex sheets from Horizon Creations 3D, framed in with a bunch of their rivet bars. I also made a section that looked broken and repaired and a section ideal for my 4-way intersection columns.


This narrow fence support was painted exactly the same way as described in Making Mine Scenery XIV except that I chose not to go as heavy on the rust.

My newish camera phone has a better camera yet I have a harder time getting good pictures.

This is a top view of the new 4-way intersection. As you can see I made this one with some caution stripes for more visual interest.


This shot features another Horizon Creation 3D bit: one of the fences from their fence pack. I feel like the caution strip base is too pristine and needs to be dirtied up a bit, but I'll get to that later.


Before I wrap up I want to talk about where I am going with my current board plan. What you are looking at here are two horizontal straights, a verticle straight, a T section, two 4-way intersections, and my freight elevator. I want to be able to create flowing layouts that aren't too large that allow for a little bit of maneuvering, so at least one more 4-way intersection and either another T section or an L section should be up next to have my "basics" covered and give me greater flexibility. As always, there will be more to come!

Thanks for reading and make sure to check out Horizon Creations 3D and use the "BROKENCONTRACT" discount code if you decide to pick up anything. :)

-Nick

Check out the other parts of the series:

Making Mine Scenery Part I
Making Mine Scenery Part II
Making Mine Scenery Part III
Making Mine Scenery Part IV
Making Mine Scenery Part V
Making Mine Scenery Part VI
Making Mine Scenery Part VII
Making Mine Scenery Part VIII
Making Mine Scenery Part IX
Making Mine Scenery Part X
Making Mine Scenery Part XIV

3 comments:

  1. LOL....so technically speaking, in a modular construction what construes the difference between a horizontal and a verticle? straight. ;-)

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    1. Haha. I went with that terminology because I honestly didn't know how to convey it. North-South vs East-West? I don't know. Haha. Can we get a consultation from an architect or something to clarify how I should express this idea? Hahaha. :D

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  2. Nick, I just tried to order some of those Horizon Creations hex sheets and rivet bars........one pack of each ($21 is a bit pricey), but an extra $21 shipping to Europe!!!..........nice idea but not nice enough to pay that excess.

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