Thursday, 4 February 2016

GET ME TO THE CHURCH ON TIME!

In praise of a venerable plastic kit.



After a recent chat with my colleague Chris Leigh, I decided to dig out an old Dapol plastic kit that I've had in the stash for years. Depicting a delightful, Norman-style church, the kit was originally released by Airfix in the 1950s. Based on a real building located on the Isle of Wight, the plastic parts still offer an excellent route to recreating a typical rural place of worship - at a bargain price too (less than a tenner!).

Only a little filler has been required so far and, now that it has received a primer coat, I'm thinking of improving the roof with some laser-cut tiles that I already have in stock. I'll also be needing some stained-glass windows, but I'm sure I have something lying around that will do the trick....


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