Sunday, October 14, 2012

new flying act

flying act and rigging another nw item for our HO display  

Thursday, October 4, 2012

new item for our parade one horse power car

this is a kit bashed  truck   added the figure and the horse 
ended up being about a two eveing project   had to let the paint dry to put it all together 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

our finished cotton candy stand

second concession tent from template

after I have completed the tents I cut out the fronts as needed    the square tent could also be used for the back yard  private dressing tents   

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

concession tents

here is the template I used for the concession tents
when cutting  leave glue tabs on the top  and on one side   and score the fold lines for sharp corners

Saturday, June 30, 2012

modeling help

At a recent model show  I have been asked several questions on how I did things  and thought I might relay a few of the hints  here 
I usly work in HO  so  painting  small art work  can be a chore   to day with our computers  has solved a few of those problems    by  doing the art work in larger scales  and then reducing it to the smaller scale  has worked well for me    (ie) the people for my seat wagons   and  also so of the art work on cage boards or wagon sides    most were done in  1/2 or 3/4 inch scale and then  reduced  to 1/87th or HO     I then print to either card stock or  Photo paper   

I have animated my rings in my big top display  with  mirror ball motors    they are battery operated  so there is no need for electrical outlets    once we get them set up  the batteries last for several weeks  and thats with out turning them off   

another question we almost always have is were do we find our figures  
most of my figures are commecial  and  available thru hobby dealers   but  I always say you have to look out side the box  so to speak    a foot ball player or socker player   painted a bit different  makes a good
preformer   and then  doing  a little creative  changing of  arms or legs  makes a big difference in how they are presented     

Monday, March 5, 2012

working on the railroad

two new elepahant cars in G scale  or 1/2 inch for the new season

Friday, January 20, 2012

a new act on the Mighty K circus

the rings are 6 inch PCV pipe cut at 3/16 inch thing   and then  used a colored  pipe cleaner to decorate the out side  of the ring 

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New decorama the shovel races

this is in honor of all those who partcapted in the shovel races  at the  Great Circus Parade
evening of entertainment  for all the partcipants