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 Posted: Tue Dec 17th, 2013 12:27 am
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Now that's modeling, its there but you really have to look at it to pick it out. In my opinion, THATS MODELLING .

First person I ever saw do bird droppings = poop, was George Sellios of fine scale miniatures kits fame. George idolized the legendary JOHN ALLEN ( Gorre & Daphetid RR )and got a lot of ideas from what john did in an era ( pre 1970 ) when you had to make your own detail parts.

I think I also saw him model birds nests on under the eves around the corner detail trim parts. one kit I had of his #215 Mackenzie milling company actually had a lead casting of a snake. He was the first kit maker to actually model a run down and dilapidated building with holes in the roof.

Something else you do not often see modeled is buildings that have burned sections, roof or walls. Now that's hard to model and get it right, I actually set fire to one to get the burning scorching right.

have fun with your modeling whether you SUPER DETAIL it, or just build a nice model in like new condition. That can be quite satisfying to actually build as opposed to trying to kill the building.

I also had another kit of his #175 I think, had a toilet in it and yes, you know what was in there. I had to look at the bare metal casting with a magnifying glass to actually see it, but there it was.

mike...........:old dude:

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 Posted: Tue Dec 17th, 2013 01:41 am
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First person I ever saw do bird droppings = poop, was George Sellios of fine scale miniature

Actually John Allen did it before around the late 40's with his famous 2 stall enginehouse. Raised quite a ruckus with it!. Jose.



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 Posted: Tue Dec 17th, 2013 12:24 pm
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And they fly!!

Out of tweezers, but flying, non the less!

Something like that, it is very difficult to find something to hold on to.

Just a thought--but can you keep the bird to be attached to the piece of solder by what will eventually be it's head, until the end?

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 Posted: Tue Dec 17th, 2013 12:34 pm
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Great idea Herb.
Right now I am using the squeeze and tease approach.
Actually you are giving me some thought that maybe slightly heating the solder would make it more maliable and easier to work and form.
What I am trying to achieve is a "scale" bird. The ones I have seen "commercially" just seem to be a bit larger than scale.
I am wondering if anyone would venture a go at this in photo-etch brass? (There goes my idea!!! patent pending...lol)
Again, for all saying he is nuts, it is all in fun and an interesting detail to attempt.

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 Posted: Tue Dec 17th, 2013 07:17 pm
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As birds come in all sizes and colours, if you intended to model a sparrow but ended way too big, just call it a vulture!. Jose (trying to be helpful as usual).



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Hi Ray

Thanks for 'dropping' those poop-pictures in ... NICE !


I think that's the best 'pouper-detailing' I've ever seen.

Subtle ... but at the same time, in yer face !

It seems like a very prototypical splatter-pattern & scaleing.

Not yet built up to look like a relief (sorry) map of the Alps ...

... I guess the air-con man has been recently.


Pooptastic realism Ray !

5 MOOSES !!!!!


Cheers

Si.


Don't let a Moose up on the air-con unit !



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 Posted: Thu Dec 19th, 2013 09:59 am
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Remember that eventually rain will wash bird poop off.

We  cover all kinds of technical s##t here!



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 Posted: Thu Dec 19th, 2013 10:13 am
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Never thought I would read so much s##t about scale (bird)s##t when I started this s##t!!!!
Shows how topics end up going in all directions. I started with birds and ended up what's left on the ledge. lol!!!

I think it is time to "flush" the topic!!!

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 Posted: Thu Dec 19th, 2013 11:25 am
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Johnny, don't worry about it.. It's just our way of giving you the bird..If you think this thread has gone sideways, you need to check out my Mogollon Railway thread sometime. And many other threads that Herb reads also.
Keep the faith and yes, I do like your birds. Great work...you need more now.

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 Posted: Thu Dec 19th, 2013 11:37 am
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Thanks Woodie.
I am just glad I have found a site where I can finally communicate with fellow RR modelers with the same interests as I have.
Many of you are true craftsman but at the same time we can laugh at our work and not take it so seriously.
There are truly many talented individuals who have shown their work here.
I would encourage others to pick up a camera and download your work.
The world is waiting to admire your passions and craftsmanship. The feedback is helpful, inspirational and at times hilarious.
Many thanks.
Johnny

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