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by Shunter
Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Scrumpy Junction
Replies: 54
Views: 18154

Re: Scrumpy Junction

Tried a couple of kits but couldn't make the platform look right. It's meant to serve both passenger and goods traffic on a small branch terminus loosely modelled on a couple of long-gone rural GWR lines which I've cut down length-wise to fit my office. So I got some balsa from NMMS (Nice Man at the...
by Shunter
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street.
Replies: 381
Views: 119601

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street.

I'll start a photography thread in the Mess Room - how to take better pictures.
by Shunter
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street.
Replies: 381
Views: 119601

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street.

Mick, the lighting will make or break the picture. I don't know what you use to light pics but bounced flash gives you much more life-like appearance. Otherwise you'll struggle with shadows where there shouldn't be any. Tart it up a bit with regard to contrast/tones and should work nice regardless w...
by Shunter
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street.
Replies: 381
Views: 119601

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street.

I can tell you how to do it - I use a free prog called GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Programme) for some stuff I do, it takes a few clicks and a workflow a bit like de-saturate>curves>channels(boost red usually...)>contrast>unsharp mask (try a couple of pixels radius...). If you use Photoshop (I don'...
by Shunter
Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Best glue
Replies: 14
Views: 1421

Re: Best glue

Thanks for that...

NMMS looks set to get more of my hard-earned folding stuff then.
by Shunter
Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street.
Replies: 381
Views: 119601

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street.

B&W pics are very easy in most half-decent photo editing software. Just desaturate the image. You can get away with things like messing around with the contrast/tonal range etc far more than you can in colour. Kind of realism, as most steam-era images are grainy B&W. When I shot film I'd sometimes m...
by Shunter
Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Best glue
Replies: 14
Views: 1421

Best glue

Evening all, what's the best glue for them Wills kits..? Have a bridge one which seems to be the wrong sort of plastic for the old Airfix kind of glue.

Impact adhesive..?
by Shunter
Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Hole lot of trouble
Replies: 8
Views: 1188

Re: Hole lot of trouble

Nice Man at the Model Shop.

We have a model shop run by a lovely chap who is very helpful and shares my slightly cynical outlook on life.
by Shunter
Wed Jun 30, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Scrumpy Junction
Replies: 54
Views: 18154

Re: Scrumpy Junction

I am now scenery-ing the smaller terminus. I thought I'd build the platform before I started ballasting. This seemed like a good strategic decision, bearing in mind I don't have any ballast yet but did have a Metcalfe platform kit, which NMMS tells me many of his customers use to build their platfor...
by Shunter
Wed Jun 30, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Hole lot of trouble
Replies: 8
Views: 1188

Re: Hole lot of trouble

Thanks - I'll go and see NMMS tomorrow and purchase some plasticard with my, um, plastic.

Only trouble is every time I go and see NMMS I end up coming away with other things on top of whatever I went in for.