Talk by Geoff Kent.
Geoff Kent gave a very informative yet relaxed talk and demonstration of the art of modelling buildings in Slater’s PlastiKard. He had over 40 years experience of working in this medium mainly in EM Gauge so his tricks of the trade were more than appreciated by Members in attendance.
He stressed the versatility and ease of working in Slater’s PlastiKard and similar products made by other manufacturers where even mistakes in model building could be readily rectified. He produced numerous photographs and worked up examples of how best to work with plastic card which he passed round the meeting for Members to examine at close hand. This gave them the opportunity to appreciate the skill Geoff brought to his work. A very good example of his work could be seen from the partly completed model of the Station Hotel in Dewsbury, a building of unusual design and dimensions which still exists. Examples of his work which have appeared in Model Railway Journal as well as articles he had written for the same magazine including the Dunwich Pub were referred to which gave a broad depiction of how he went about creating model buildings.
Geoff continued to highlight many dos and donts in using plastic card to the best effect
The above is merely a selection of many of the skills Geoff shared with us for what was a very informative and enjoyable evening. Peter Cox, our Chairman, thanked him on behalf of Members for sharing with us his skills and expertise so ably presented.
Thanks also again to Sam Ryan for taking the time and trouble to produce the photos attached to this report which show in more detail many aspects of Geoff Kent’s work.