Wood prep

The kit forums challenge is on. Whether I’ll get much done by the time it ends on 4th July is a debate but at least I’ve started. I’ve stained my wood! I drew up some rough plans and found my window/door stash. As I want this to be a fully scratchbuilt building for my NMRA AP structures certificate, I’ve decided not to use them but they were useful for sizing purposes.

Goofy boxes of bits

I also dug out a man to go along side the hut (part of the challenge rules).

Man out of bits box

First I scraped the wood with a zona saw.

Wood grain by saw

I then sliced the wood and particularly the ends with an xacto blade to provide some extreme weathering.

Sliced wood ends