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 Posted: Wed Nov 15th, 2017 05:03 pm
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Hi all, I used to be on here a fair bit learning from Woodie, etc. about R/C, but as I have no space for a layout anymore, I am just doing set pieces.I model in that daft scale of 1/43rd, 7mm to a foot, only because I made dozens of brass masters years ago for model cars of that scale and thought I could use them on my model scenic pieces, but, guess what?  I have only a few left and am NOT paying ebay collector prices for the damned things!  So, I could have picked 1/48th after all!  Oh well, no matter. I suppose when  croak, my work will be more saleable for my wife.Anyway, here's a few wee sheds and huts I've made for a set-piece of Southwold Harbour, a wonderfully bucolic little 3 foot line that had a siding to the never developed harbour on the River Blyth and some stuff for my long hanging around scene of canal life, somewhere in Montgomeryshire, which I am now at last making an attempt to finish.
Now I know you guys are good at making stuff from very little and with the horrendous costs of everything these days I am very interested in that.  I have splashed out a fiver on some static fluff, made an applicator from a bug bat for almost nothing and now I need to know what clever methods people have for making climbers and bushes that I might not know of. I am currently carefully shaping and trimming rubberised horse hair, Scotchbrite pads and hanging basket liner, saving and drying old teabag contents and using dyed medical lint for normal grass.  but I ain't proud. You got a good dodge that costs tuppence ha'p'nny to acquire, I'm right there!
Here's the Yard Office for Lantern Yard:-
Cheers,Martin

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Here's the cafe on Lantern Yard, with the old caravan "extension" behind.The caravan is styrene sheet and the caff is Foamex. Marvelous stuff. The bricks can be impressed with the back of a scalpel and a wee chisel for the verticals made from a broken Swiss file.  All painted with enamel paints and detailed with artists' gouache and ground chalk pastels.Cheers,Martin

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A couple of the fisherman's huts from Southwold Harbour. One cared for, one not so much, but still used by fishermen.  Also made in Foamex with the planking impressed into the surface.Cheers,Martin

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Hi Martin :wave:



I AM THERE ALL READY ! :)

I can almost taste that greasy breakfast from a '70s beach holiday !! :shocked:



" I have splashed out a fiver on some static fluff "



WHAT ? ... You mean you don't just empty the Hoover-bag ? ;)

Just kiddin'. :P

I do favour lollysticks & paperclips in the age of ROCKETING prices myself. :f:



Martin, the models look absolutely SUPERB !

more ... More ! ... MORE !! ... Great photos.



7mm ? L: ... 1/4" ? ??? ... Awh ... I dunno ... ;) ... Who cares ? :us:



:moose::moose::moose::moose::moose:



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Haha, so you're also a big fan of a good caff, eh? I had a wonderful ham, egg and chips at the caff in the Fenland Airfield recently with a colleague. We were in heaven, but no 'planes, oddly!
I just recalled, that caravan was originally made for a competition to make a "critter" on this very forum! It even had a Portescap in it for a while, with an Austin 7 Ruby grille on the front! but I took pity on it and used it as a caff extension. It's where the toilet now is, which wasn't there before. There a corner of Lantern Yard where....erm, well you can guess, I'm sure.

Check the Hoover? Hmmmm, but it won't be green, just black with Archie's fur. He drops it everywhere!
The Foamex for the model buildings comes from my son's best friend, who designs signage. I get all the left overs.

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I love to sniff around a photo, to find "things that shouldn't be there". I don't count nails instead of rivets, because in any scale smaller than 1/12 the holes should be so minute that they should be omitted IMHO. I have ranted about this here endlessly, and don't know that I have converted anyone.
 But back to subject. Every once in a while I see some little detail, that deserves mention. The tar paper on the roof of the right hand shack that has come loose up at the peak, and started to flatten out again-Perfect! If seen at all, this kind of detail is usually overdone. I can't remember the number of abandoned corn cribs, chicken houses--or just plain wagon sheds, where I've seen that sort of thing happening in real life.

Spot on, mate!     see- I can talk that strange stuff you folks claim is English!!

Hoib

Salada and I had a chat today, about Lancashere lingo. Interesting!



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I do put a tiny dab on for nails in some places and screws leave a dip too if they're bigger than a size 6, but that tends to show in old wood planks more or where plywood has been fixed as there's often a slight "cushioning" effect on plywood, but only sight.
It makes me laugh when you see aircraft models with canvass covered wings where people go to huge trouble to sand in sags between the ribs. That's rarely seen. I found that when I made my master of a Dragon Rapide, the real one had skins like drums, straight as you like.

Glad you like the tar paper. We call it roofing felt and I find that wet'n'dry sandpaper works a treat in different grades depending whether the real stuff is light or heavy duty.

I know little about Lancashire lingo, except we had a Cloggie chippy in the boatyard, called Knocker. A relentlessly cheerful sod who was always ready with a "brew" and a daft joke. He made you sweat with his jollity, really. What they do to our vowels is criminal. It can't even be spelled!

Spot on, Bob's yer Uncle, the dog's bollocks, Fanny's yer aunt. All much the same.

Cheers, m'dears,
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Howdy Martin, glad to see you again. Thinking about what Herb said regarding nail holes, etc. in scales smaller than 1:12...Some years back, I posted a photo of a water tank I built following a logging rr structure. A gent took issue with the lack of nail holes, etc.. I posted a very nice b&w photo of the real tank and there were no nail holes to be seen anywhere. Maybe the railroad crew built the tank with Elmer's Glue or some other glue. I just had to yank his chain with that one!
Oh well, I have an entire railroad to "detail", not just one water tank.

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I still send anyone who'll listen to this forum, Woodie, especially if they're interested in R/C, since "you da man".

Cheers,
Martin



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:old dude: " Todays rust just isn't what it used to be ! "



:shocked:   NAIL-HOLES ! ?  ???



Nail-holes ! ... AGAIN ! ! !
The great NAIL-HOLES debate ... rusts on ...



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