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Old 19-06-2018, 10:12 PM   #541
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Well done Barry, I knew you’d get there in the end.

My mate fitted those door stops. One of his kids flung the door open and it levered the door off its hinges. Don’t think you’ll have that problem.
Have to admit that was my first thought. Keep it simples and small.
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Old 13-07-2018, 04:20 PM   #542
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You may recall awhile back, I said that I was keen to have a chalk cliff alongside the branch line. Well today I just happened to have an old carving knife to hand, and I now have the basic outline of my cliff. I have been studying the chalk cliff at Portsdown Hill at the back of Portsmouth, it's a good example of what I'm trying to achieve as it has both stratum and collapsed cliff - if you use Google maps and then Streetwise you can get very close to look at the detail of the cliff face.

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Old 20-08-2018, 01:50 PM   #543
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This is a picture of the chalk cliff inland from Portmouth, and this is the sort of finish I would like to replicate/achieve on my cliff. As you will see from the picture there are various levels (stratum), most of which have dirty fallen cliff and a bit of greenery growing on them. The plan I have is to soak sponge kitchen dishcloths (there about 6"x8") in a plaster mix (may be Artex?), and pin the various layers to the foam, therefore creating the ledges. When there dry I can remove the pins (cocktail sticks?) and with some PVA, lightly dust certain ledges with Woodland Scenics ground cover, and may be the odd bush. The flatish level at the bottom would be a dirty chalk scrubland.
As the nights are now drawing in I thought I'd better get back to some modelling!

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Old 20-08-2018, 02:12 PM   #544
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Your plan sounds good. It'll be very interesting to see how this turns out. R-
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Old 22-08-2018, 06:23 PM   #545
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Mrs BB treated me to a new railway room stool - it's more comfortable than the old one -
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Old 22-08-2018, 08:21 PM   #546
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Your image didn't seem to load which is a pity as I'm also looking for a railway shed stool. Currently have my eye on one in Dunelm.
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Old 22-08-2018, 09:58 PM   #547
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This stool came from Dunelm - £39.00
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Old 26-08-2018, 06:21 PM   #548
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I'm not sure now whether this was a good idea, but I've started, so it must be finished. Stage 2, having carved out the cliff, was to create the stratum, so I cut and dipped in plaster, lengths of sponge dish cloth, then initially used a paint brush, using plaster as paint. Still some way to go, but the worst scenario is I build another hill/tunnel.

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Old 26-08-2018, 06:38 PM   #549
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Hi,BB. that looks quite effective, looking forward to see how it turns out. I have a sandstone rock face to make for a diorama i am building for a mate.
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Old 26-08-2018, 06:51 PM   #550
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Looks very effective so far.
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