|Stairway side that will affix to the model.|
|Additional bracing shown by arrows.|
The pieces used were not fitted flush with the main structure, but were interwoven with it, using the holed in the mesh to key the bits used.
The protruding ends were of course cut off .
Next step was cutting and fitting some sort of railing to the staircase.
I used a short piece of wire mesh for this purpose, but had to cut the horizontal pieces to enable me to angle the railing for the stairs whilst keeping the vertical bits vertical (well almost vertical).
A spray undercoat (Bargain Buys' 'Satin' car spray - £1) gave a very good undercoat for the 'rusting' and "wear and tear" look I wanted and also gives yet another bonding effect on the whole build.
|Painted and finished|
A quick wash of various typical rust colours (yellow ochre, dark and 'redish' browns more or less gave the effect I was looking for as can be seen in the photograph at the top of the page and on the right, but may be returned to for 'touching up;/
And that's it the rear staircase to 'the Street' is completed and all that remains is to affix it to the actual model ,
That's it then for this week, thanks for taking an interest.