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 Posted: Thu Jan 22nd, 2015 02:45 pm
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Another building in the brewery group is completed, this is the warehouse.

Btw the wooden outhouse is a lucam.





The ends of the building are resin castings, everything else is scratchbuilt.

The ballasting on the scenic side of the layout is almost complete, if I can finish the remaining stretch on Friday night, I can run trains on Sunday. First time in six months:rah::rah::rah:

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 Posted: Thu Jan 22nd, 2015 05:11 pm
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Very nice work, Tim. Is the stonework carved in Daz clay or is it impressed into Foamex?

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At #26 in this thread, I posted some interesting images of abandoned 55-gal oil drums and my own half-assed attempts to capture the texture of the rust.

This evening, I finally placed the drums in a similar attitude and puffed some grass around them.



I rather like the contrasts.

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 Posted: Sun Feb 8th, 2015 06:33 am
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Here, everything but the kitchen sink is used to hold some paper nettles in place whilst the glue dries. A lot more detailing needs to be in place before the scene is complete but that is the pleasure of scenic modelling, it is never finished.




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 Posted: Sun Feb 8th, 2015 09:56 am
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I do like the finish on the pole barn, Tim, and photo-etched nettles! Very nice. Nettles, the holy grail of model weeds!

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 Posted: Sun Feb 8th, 2015 10:46 am
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The lean-to is just stripwood, coloured with Windsor&Newton ink but I had to abrade the surface to remove all traces of PVA. The bits that I failed to eradicate look rather good.:o)

The nettles are actually paper, please look at the post.



OK, the glue has hardened, a few more weeds added but they need some flowerheads to make them stand out.

Tim


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 Posted: Sun Feb 8th, 2015 10:53 am
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I didn't see the word "paper", but the effect is similar.

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In another thread, someone has suggested that  "We get motivated from the "see how I did this" type rather than the "see what I did" posting.

Unfortunately, I don't agree as I am inspired by any work by a modeller in whatever manner it is presented and it is the subject matter that does it for me.

But as there seems to be a desire to present a blow by blow account of "how I did it" this is the sequence of events behind the mousehole that allows the track to emerge into the brewery yard rather than just run around the corner of the layout.

First problem, the scenic break is almost parallel to the track, so the length of the aperture is going to be oversize.


Though side clearances are still very tight



The tunnel mouth is positioned at right-angles to the track, though I think that the casting, as supplied, is a tad too tall and needs some drastic surgery to correct the problem



Finally, the inner wall will provide a base for the embankment that hides the mousehole.

 

Everyone happy about "how I did this"?

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 Posted: Tue Feb 10th, 2015 07:59 am
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In another thread, someone has suggested that  "We get motivated from the "see how I did this" type rather than the "see what I did" posting.

Unfortunately, I don't agree as I am inspired by any work by a modeller in whatever manner it is presented and it is the subject matter that does it for me.


One size fits nobody. Also you missed the "usually" part... Jose.

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 Posted: Tue Feb 10th, 2015 08:00 am
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I managed to reduce the height of the resin casting by 40mm - proportionally better.

All I need to do is stick everything in place and make the green bits.




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