Birds made from soft solder. My first attempt. Some good....some not so. Just a little fun and diversion. Camera can't really zoom in much closer....(a good thing...lol)
Let's hear from others and see some better attempts. I am ready for some great advise on micro-mini birds!!! lol
(Warning: Don't try this in "N" scale!!!)
Last edited on Sun Dec 15th, 2013 01:55 pm by Johnny
If anybody is viewing your Ho scale critters and they happen to whip out a set of binoculars to get a better look....throw a towel over their head. Or barring that, release a bad smell right next to them.............lmao
I've made a few large birds (two hawks and a roadrunner) for my layout but of course I have the advantage of a much, much larger scale (1/24th). I still need to get some smaller birds built to go with the bird poop I painted on the ledges of a couple of my buildings.
Just to give credit where credit is due. My bird inspiration and creative attempt came from an article by Gerry Leone in the December 2013 Model Railroader magazine. (Page 36).
It is truly a fun winter-time diversion for people with great eyes or magnifying visors or loops.
For all that may want to try their hand at it I advise very small solder wire size and to do it on a white type background and perhaps a small enclosed area. I did not do that at first and I would make one and lose it to the carpet monster. For those with strong eyes I would still suggest eye protection as these little guys are like pieces of shrapnel when they come flying out from the tweezers.
I think I might snap a few progress shots on the birds I am still attempting to master.
All in fun.