Monday, 4 November 2019


After some unsuccessful attempts, here my interpretation of the wooden planks on the gangway.



 

Saturday, 19 October 2019

I completed the gangway that leads half around the abutement. To me it became a nearly endless bothery and in the end it is very fragile because of the tiny soldering joints. I will be happy when it is fixed in place - what you can see, is only a provisional installation.
I want to take this opportunity to introduce the two guests on the gangway I received this morning. Modelu3d.co.uk printed them for me  in exact 1/50 scale.
They are some of the best figures available and it's an innovative company who offers an excellent service. I will have to modify them a little bit, but they fit perfectly in this period (1870-1890). 




Tuesday, 26 February 2019


The real side wall, here in1/50 scale in the background, was built up from limestone. This sort of wall you can find in my hometown at almost every corner. The major challenge was to imitate the roughly applyed plaster in the gaps. 

 

Thursday, 18 October 2018

I have almost finished the scaffold construction on the front and the back side. The ladder in the foreground will be supportet by a gangway that leads from the stone pillar to the riverbank.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018



Towards the end of my projects imperfections catch one's attention more and more. In the current project, it's the water. It's too clear, a slight opacity would be more realistic. Furthermore, the ripples, caused by currents are only visible from a certain angle. Here is an additional need to improve something.