Working with styrene is something I haven't done a lot of over the past couple of years and after using strip styrene to create these awesome looking pallets I've found it to be a very forgiving material to work with and the end result can be very rewarding.
The most challenging part of making these pallets was getting the look of wood, it was actually much easier than I anticipated. Simply dragging the completed pallet across 120 grit sandpaper did the trick... However it's the process of painting and dry brushing the pallets that truly brings out all that amazing detail.
Now that I've done the pallets video I'm starting to look at doing some boxes and crates however instead of using styrene I'll show the process of using strip wood and the differences when working with that material as opposed to styrene.
They certainly both have their ups and downs!
Also in the not to distant future I'll be working with the Woodland Scenics Realistic Water to make a river scene, the diorama base is completed with rocks and all so now it's just a matter of filming the process of doing the water.
PALLETS TO REWARD PATRONS
If you don't already know, I have a 'Patreon' site that enables fans and others who really enjoy watching my videos to donate to the channel and help finance the videos, more than anything it helps me stay motivated and focused on making videos.
As a reward I have some perks for those that donate, most recently I changed the $10 reward to include a set of three pallets that you see me make in the video. If you're interested in helping fund the YouTube channel and also would like your own home made pallets from me you might like to go and check it out?
When I'm not working or spending time with the family I'm building models.