Welcome to my new Blog

Welcome to my Blog.
My Blog is mostly about my hobbies, ie Model boats, Cross Stitch, Gardening, Days out and about and Photography you might recognize the hat and the dog rather than me. My models and other hobbies can be found in the tabs at the top above the header picture.
There will also be entries of days out with my long haired Chihuahua "Pepe", weather permitting of course.

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Gang plank

Researching on narrow boats I came across this blog
This chap had seen a nice gang plank on a refurbished boat and decided to make one himself.

I liked it as well so set about making one in Plasticard 

 Then the letters for our initials with Slater's Letters and Numeral's

Then finished off with some wood effect paint and highlighted sides,treads and initials with some gloss

Much easier than the real thing in 1.12 scale !.


  1. I hope your gang plank has some depth to it?

    Like 6" in real life?

  2. A decorators plank isn't 6" in depth is it and they are quite strong enough!

  3. I mean at the edges, like a ladder!