Step 1 - Cut out the base and glue to some cardboard. Once set, cut out the sides, I stuck two bits of balsa wood together to provide some additional thickness. I also stuck two strips of balsa wood on the base where you would expect vehicle wheels to travel.
Step 2 - Paint all over with PVA glue. You may need to bend back into shape when dry as the balsa can warp.
Step 3 - Paint a base grey all over.
Step 4 - Paint the girder area a dark grey (not black as its too stark).
Step 5 - Paint in the girders
Step 6 - Using watered down dark grey painting in details, but not all details, just enough to give the impression of detail.
Step 7 - Seal or varnish.
The final product in use (well staged for use). Price $2 AUD for the balsa wood and there is enough left over for another bridge.
|German Reconnaissance crossing the bridge over the dark blue vinyl river|
|Just another photo with British this time showing a model does fit on the bridge|