Sunday, February 8, 2009

Question About . . . . . Birds?


Today I had two very similar comments made about my building.  The first came from the greatscaper saying that I should add birds to the sign.  Then a few hours later my brother came over and said if I was going to add pigeons and  pigeon poop on some of the ledges.  So I think I want to add birds to the building.  
I haven't looked yet but I don't believe any are available in N-scale, so like everything else I must create them.  

So my first question is:  Have any of you ever made birds or have you seen some one make them in N-scale?  

Question #2 is:  Do you have any suggestions for making them?

So let me know your thoughts and ideas on this I would like to know.

3 comments:

espeeac12 said...

Although they wouldn't be more than grey oblong specs, N scale birds could probably be make en masse with dark gray modeling clay rolled into oblong small balls, with one point of the elipse nudged up into the "head" and "beak". That's about what they look like from the great distance you'd be modeling these little guys, becuase to be any more detailed, they'd become HO scale birds.

nscale said...

Somewhere (wish I could find the link) I saw someone make N scale birds out of grains of rice, literally carved with an Xacto to get a general look of a bird. It wasn't anything near a true bird shape, but conveyed enough that I think your mind fills it in as a bird.

This was just painted a gray color with with slightly darker "head" and "wing" specks.

Anonymous said...

Hey Chris..

I found on ebay a guy that has made a Custom Farmers Coop. He's got N scale birds and they look Awesome!

Here's the link to the sale page..it's still on sale!

http://cgi.ebay.com/N-scale-Building-Custom-Weathered-Farmers-Coop_W0QQitemZ320340224654QQcmdZViewItemQQptZModel_RR_Trains?hash=item320340224654&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50

Cheers, Bob