|Project by FlashG||posted 12-30-2011 03:35 PM||1036 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
This modelling board isn’t the first thing I’ve ever made but is certainly the most recent. The design is not quite my own – it’s taken from a photo I saw in a book about modelling and painting miniatures. That design had a couple of holes in the sides to use as handles but impatience and a lack of tools and facilities in my partner’s father’s garage put paid to those. Because it was only a photo, I estimated necessary measurements and drew the design on the computer. I had to use a lot of rough measuring while actually making it so I’m very pleased it turned out as well as it did.
It’s made of MDF so it only just about gets included in the made-from-wood category. Subsequent projects should be better – I try to stay away from MDF where possible but buying real timber is both difficult and expensive here in NZ. Everything seems to be pine (usually Radiata) but I’ve only just started looking for timber properly so hopefully I’ll turn something up.