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by Carl L
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: Retaining wall method of construction?
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Retaining wall method of construction?

The pictures show a rough card mock up of a retaining wall I want to construct using Wills plasticard brick sheets as the face. As I've not used this product before and this is a first foray into scratch building I'm not quiet sure of how to construct the wall. I was thinking of using something like...
by Carl L
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: Kev,s occasional offerings..
Replies: 41
Views: 950

Re: Kev,s occasional offerings..

I really like that, it looks stunning, can't wait for you to start on your inglenook.
by Carl L
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Site Help
Topic: Videos
Replies: 4
Views: 791

Re: Videos

Thanks for that.
by Carl L
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Site Help
Topic: Videos
Replies: 4
Views: 791

Re: Videos

Appreciate that the reply states 'the simplest and easiest way'. Can I just clarify that other than use a third party host, there is no direct way of uploading a short (34 second) video onto the site?
by Carl L
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Neptune Street
Replies: 37
Views: 6665

Re: Neptune Street

Appreciate the comments and the advice, many thanks.

The 'project manager' is also urging a focus on the basics, as with this section, and then the finer detail later, so that's what it'll be, more green banks and ballasting.
by Carl L
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: New layout but no name yet
Replies: 26
Views: 2054

Re: New layout but no name yet

I've been watching this with interest; as for 'juggling with weathering' as you quoted in the reply to my post, I think you've got it cracked, the buildings look stunning. What have you used, paints or powders, or both?
by Carl L
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Neptune Street
Replies: 37
Views: 6665

Re: Neptune Street

Thanks for that, I know what you mean by 'juggling with weathering', at times I just sit looking at it and then I'm tempted to try to emphasise the mortar joints but that's a lot brushing on and wiping off, to achieve what? Think there's greenery to sprout out of the wall, but all in good time, more...
by Carl L
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Neptune Street
Replies: 37
Views: 6665

Re: Neptune Street

I can't decide whether ballasting is therapeutic or tedious, but either way the first section has been completed. Opted for a fine grade and blended brown, red oxide and cinders. Although the wall has had it's first touch of weathering the whole area needs some (a lot) more, track and ballast, cinde...
by Carl L
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Montgreenan
Replies: 113
Views: 20106

Re: Montgreenan

Richard, Thank you for your reply to my scenic enquiry. Your 'ground work' is very inspiring, a standard to aim to. Particularly like the areas between the tracks. I've just had a 'revisit', back to page one and all the way through, you've certainly made faster progress that I have. To use that word...
by Carl L
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Scenic cement
Replies: 6
Views: 610

Re: Scenic cement

Thanks for the replies, helpful as always.

A static grass applicator has yet to be acquired but I think I really do need one - all in good time.