Watch Me Build

Follow along with the builder as they construct their model through the various stages. Learn their tips and techniques for building and finishing their Model.

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Scratch building dioramas with Rich Wolfanger Starting Saturday, July, 10 2021

Rick Wolfanger scratch built harbor side industryRich will be doing multi day, 15 minute segments about how he builds his dioramas.

On this show, Rich will present his harbor side industry and diorama based on a kit. He will discuss his planning of the build, finding build materials, tip & special details, roofing, and painting and weathering.

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“Watch Me Build”“Sandbox Series” with Kris P Blackmarr.

YouTube Playlist for the series

Notes for First Project – Small Miners Shack

Final Pictures of the Small Miners Shack and prototype miners’ cabinA two part, multi-episode series running consecutive Saturdays from July 10 through August 21, 2021; then return for the second part running on consecutive Wednesdays from October 6 through October 27.

Basic to advanced scratch building techniques in various mediums with emphasis on finish, weathering and fine modeling skills.  Detailed instructions creating a “modeling notebook” will be submitted for submission to the website for posting.

I will be using mostly plans from magazines and books.  These will be identified at the start of each project.  Again, a highly detailed instruction set for each project will be submitted for posting on the website.

Photos of the build process along with finished project views will be submitted as we move through the presentations.

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Past Watch Me Builds

S Scale Bridge

John Frankforther
Scratch building a bridge in S Scale – YouTube Playlist 

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Intro to 3D printers and software with Earl Hackett, June 9, 2021
Model Design for 3D Printing with Earl Hackett, June 16, 2021

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Van Kirk Station Flag Stop Shelter with David Woodhead, June 12, 2021

Flag Shelter

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Don Winter Steam-Powered Cement Mixer kit in O Scale with David Woodhead, July 3, 2021
David Woodhead steam powered cement mixer
I’ll do my build of an older Don Winter steam-powered cement mixer kit in O scale. My focus will be the use of many techniques, colours, and textures to bring a small model to life.