I painted this shipping container pretty quickly using my airbrush and some sponge painting. I painted the lettering by cutting a simple stencil from a piece of painters tape and airbrushing white paint through it. I need some more logos and company slogans to paint on some of the containers. Any suggestions? I am planning to make an aquila stencil and maybe "Cadia". Other ideas?
|I cut this simple stencil on my cutting mat using a pen, ruler, and exacto knife.|
|I then sprayed white through the stencil. Easy!|
The final effect is not a perfect scale model of a shipping container. It will happily stand in for one on the tabletop though. This model was a prototype for a set I am building of 11 more shipping containers. The final models have different doors and thinner metal coverings on the corners. I used white glue for gluing this model but switched to hot glue as it sets so much faster.
I used some plastic ladders from the hobby store on the end for gameplay purposes. It is a little large for the scale, but I don't really want to buy another set of ladders to replace these. The final models will also include small magnets at the corners so I can use them in different layouts (stacked, etc) without them falling over.
Comments and constructive criticism are greatly appreciated. Let me know what you like and what could be improved. I will be posting a tutorial on building and painting these later this month. Thanks for visiting.
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