April 28, 2012
Lots of New Pics from Linka Modellers!
It's been a while since our last update and we have a
backlog of some great pictures submitted by Linka World modellers to share.
First-up are some pictures submitted by Mr. Richard
Young. You may recognize his name as the designer of many of the original
Linka Systems model kits, including the
Stone Terrace, Corner Store,
and Country Inn. Another design
he produced was the Corner Cafe, shown here:
Unfortunately, the design with it's angled walls and
roof sections was deemed "too complicated" for a basic model and never made
it to production. The picture above is the actual prototype Mr. Young
produced for Linka Systems.
Mr. Young also created Hall House, a model he
produced for the UK magazine, Military Modelling in 1989:
Here's a picture showing all the parts
that went into the Hall House building:
Mr. Young's last picture is of a pair of
low-relief buildings he created:
I think these are terrific because they
show another use for Linka beyond full-scale scenery. For those of you
who are unfamiliar with "low-relief" buildings, they are often used as
background for other, large-scale dioramas or railway layouts. They add
texture and realism to the background while not taking up as much space as a
Thank you Mr. Young for all of your
pictures and the great information on the history of Linka as well!
The next update comes to us from Mr.
Dave Lamping. Mr. Lamping sends us a pair of pictures of his own Shire Post
A really nice model, and terrific use of the
brickwork moulds - Thank you Mr. Lamping!
Our last update for today comes to us from Mr. Jesper
Hvid. He sends us some great little models for tabletop scenery:
But the best part of these models is that they
feature removable roofs and upper stories so that the interiors can be used
for gaming as well:
Thank you, Mr. Hvid! These pictures illustrate
the versatility of the Linka moulds and should provide some great
inspiration for gamers.
We have many more great pictures to share in the
coming weeks. We also have some exciting news regarding new Linka moulds and
accessories coming in 2012!
To view previous submissions, be sure to look at our
Some terrific examples of what's
possible with Linka (click on images to view larger picture):
for Previous Updates)