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 Posted: Tue May 10th, 2016 09:52 am
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Hi,

I am just wondering why this thread merits a one-star rating, how does the rating system function?

Bob,

Thanks for the link, I bought some wondrous lost-wax castings of fawcetts, they scaled out at a realistic 6" long and had the characteristic bulge for the flow valve. Not bad value from Addie Modellbau considering the quality and realism BUT the watering can is going to be a scratchbuild from aluminium foil trays for meals - lovely stuff for modelling. :)



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 Posted: Tue May 10th, 2016 03:12 pm
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Howdy Tim... the ratings BS is something that I don't like nor believe we need but for some reason it remains. I have seen great threads like Kieth's Gilpin thread get a couple of lousy stars but somebody posts something about using gum for locomotive drivers and it gets five. Go figure.
Over the years, I have just had to "put up with it". But that don't mean that I approve of it!
Hope this helps some.

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 Posted: Tue May 10th, 2016 03:47 pm
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Tim-

I agree 100% with Woodie, and have asked the Host to remove it. He is very helpful, but is up to his ears keeping spam out of his various customer's forums (which he does an excellent job), so I guess that removing the rating system, which would require re-writing part of the code is pretty low on his priority list That part of our program is a holdover from a previous host, run by some Indian.

Ignore it, as Woodie suggests.

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 Posted: Tue May 10th, 2016 08:01 pm
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Great scenery work. I'm getting ready to use static grass for the first time, on my own layout.



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 Posted: Wed May 11th, 2016 10:05 am
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Thanks guys for responding, I asked because a thread about 'Latticework fencing' (two posts) manages to garner five stars - obviously celebrity fencing.

In deference to modellers of decreptitude, there is a need to model a small backyard full of stored bits n'pieces, inspiration for the yard was taken from an image of a village street in the 60s. The overall impression of 'neatness' of Germany even extends such scenes where even the junk is neatly stacked.

On P'Dorf I am trying not to just plonk down a building without regard for the context, instead I have used old postcards and picture albums from the 60s of local life so that the building appears to be organic to the area. Difficult to explain and even more difficult to achieve - suffice to add that the overall scene needs to blend rather than individual structures that bear no relationship to its neighbour.



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 Posted: Wed May 11th, 2016 11:23 am
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The second card building - as mentioned, I try to achieve a homogeneous appearance to the buildings within P'Dorf, this is made easier by using the same techniques and finish the buildings and the farm cottage is no exception. There was no intention to post so soon after the last but building the farm building was so enjoyable that it seemed odd not to share the next build - the cottage, Dorfstrasse 7. The image below shows what it should look like however the boarded-up ground floor will not be copied, a new door has been made and a ground floor window is on order from York Modelmaking.





The cardboard shell was pretty easy, the internal floors were omitted to allow access during construction and additional blobs of PVA were brushed into all the internal joints. The numbers are the dimensions of the door and window apeartures.






The red brickwork is an ongoing experiment with pastel chalks, some very posh Daler-Rowney water colour pencils and artists acrylic on the brickwork.


The roof is not a simple one-piece moulding, it must be built from strips of card on a base, this is the start of the construction.




And here is the roof, in place, awaiting tiles.






That's about it for now.


 






 



 



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Nice work!

Next step is to make your own doors and windows.

Not as difficult as it might sound, once you develop a system of your own.

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 Posted: Sat May 14th, 2016 10:43 am
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Almost the final part of the kitchen garden.......It is small because it needs to fit in my hand luggage when it is taken to Expos as a promotional aid for modelling 1:45.

I really need a cool drink and glass for the grandmother, it must be thirsty work sitting in the garden on a summer's day.




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 Posted: Sat May 14th, 2016 07:04 pm
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The garden turned out realy nice. Next thing to do for grandma is mow grass. :cool:

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looks good

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