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 Posted: Mon Jun 20th, 2022 01:11 pm
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Larry G
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That is an impressive door.


Looking forward to seeing how you make a window.

I'm sure it will be first rate. 


Larry G


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 Posted: Mon Jun 27th, 2022 06:55 am
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Thanks Larry.

The windows are 3D-printed on this one.

I made a few mistakes, but I think they will look okay,
and show the way for ever better ones in the future.


I purchased some acrylic inks on the weekend,
and had a little play.

Only bought white, black and burnt umber to start.
Not cheap at $17.20 a bottle, but look to go a long way.

I have been experimenting with spraying them,
thinned with water and matt medium.

Very interesting,
but still at the crawling stage.

I very much like that I can finally get very thin colours,
without runs or spider webbing.

The colour can sneak up on you, if you do not have good lighting.
I think softly softly is much the best way to go with these materials.

I can see a good case for adding some other colours to the workbench.





All the bottom of the brickwork and in the corners and lower bits,
got a few different sprays.

I think the white will help fade some paintwork on another project.

I like that they work a bit like castle chalks,
but are permanent and don't need a sealing lacquer.


Also think I'll retire the old DSLR,
as the iPhone seems to work better and is easier to use.

I couldn't get this shot even with a tripod with the DSLR,
and this was just a very quick hand held happy snap.

Oh how technology marches on.


Thanks for looking in.

Dan


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 Posted: Fri Jul 1st, 2022 08:57 am
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Latest victim.
Pete, the fireman to my little Porter locomotive.

Started life as a resin mechanic figure for 1:25 scale diecast autos.
Sawn in half and reposed to lessen his stoop.

Filled his tummy gaps with Milliput, but I wanted a Dark grey
Fireman's coat and soft cap, and so broke out the Green Stuff.


I've worked in little sections at a time, and it's taking ages to get this far.
I still need to do one lapel, and turn up (peg) his trouser cuffs.

Not too happy with the hat, as I made it all too thick.
But I'm learning how much, or little, putty makes a difference.

I think he will be okay looking in the dark cab,
as truthfully you can't see much in there.


I can't say I enjoyed this all that much.

Why is it that you always seem to brace the figure
while working on it, by putting your finger in the fresh putty ?
Ruining tons of work and making you say bad words.

It is nice to take a cheap figure,
and make something one off and specific. 

So I'll muddle through.


Thanks for looking in.

Dan


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 Posted: Thu Jul 7th, 2022 10:46 am
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I got a hankering to do some groundwork.

Pretty much just doing this and that to see what works.
It is nice to see a tiny bit starting to get 'finished'.

I have a lot more ideas,
but need to get moving on other projects.










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 Posted: Thu Jul 7th, 2022 01:28 pm
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Your attention to detail is inspiring.

The chipped paint on the fence posts,
a bush growing right through the fence,
streaks on the roof, and a simple tree stump.

All these things suggest the passage of time.

Larry Gant


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 Posted: Sun Jul 17th, 2022 06:51 am
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Progress.










Thank you Larry for your encouraging comments.
They have considerably buoyed my spirits.
I am chuffed you like my efforts.


Spent much of the week pushing out the groundwork,
and adding some longer grass and roadway.

The grass still needs some more paint,
and a trim with my scale 'whipper snipper',
a battery powered nose and ear hair trimmer,
that works a treat.


Need to find another 'flavour' of fence,
that is still see through but buildable.

Next I'm working on a little gate and some
blue stone blocks for a foot crossing of the line.


So many things I want to do,
and they all need doing right NOW.

Trying to enjoy the run and not rushing to the destination,
but it's hard to do when the ideas keep flowing
faster than I can hope to build.


Thanks for looking in.

Dan


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 Posted: Sun Jul 17th, 2022 09:07 pm
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Hey Dan

Speaking for myself,
some sort of destination or end result
is not anything I spend time thinking about.

Enjoying the building of my layout
is where I find my model railroading happiness.


I have some wedding veil material,
that looks very much like a chain link fence.

If you send me a PM with your address,
I'll send you enough material to build
all the chain link fencing you could ever need.


Larry Gant


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 Posted: Tue Aug 9th, 2022 04:31 am
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Anyone up for some frog legs, taters and greens?  I hear Cooper's is the place to go in Tumbledown. 


More progress;














I got hung up on weathering the sheds tin roof which you can hardly see.  Always something to do on or about Tumbledown but that's the fun of it.


Thanks for stopping by.


Dan

Last edited on Tue Aug 9th, 2022 04:36 am by Daniel Cooper

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