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by Steve M
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Resurrection of layouts begins
Replies: 18
Views: 236

Re: Resurrection of layouts begins

Have a care Brian, you’re making me look slow. :lol:
by Steve M
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Over the Alps.....
Replies: 22
Views: 1319

Re: Over the Alps.....

More chance of hiding it in hers! :D

I’ll settle for viewing from the outside.
by Steve M
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Over the Alps.....
Replies: 22
Views: 1319

Re: Over the Alps.....

More news from the Bluebell:

This popped up this morning - had to read it al the way through to find the price. The memsahib has said no.

https://www.facebook.com/events/685768821898257/?ti=icl
by Steve M
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Painting Figures - OO scale
Replies: 12
Views: 147

Re: Painting Figures - OO scale

BB, I hadn’t heard of them at all until I saw a brief review in one of the mags recently. I was mightily impressed with the quality, the extent of their range and the competitive pricing - probably won’t buy from anywhere else in future. The painting is time consuming but the fine detail actually ma...
by Steve M
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Painting Figures - OO scale
Replies: 12
Views: 147

Re: Painting Figures - OO scale

I think PT’s tips were dotted around his various posts - admittedly they were demonstrated on O gauge figures, but the principles are still valid. I have yet to use I, but I have some Vallejo matt varnish on order (£2.50 for a small bottle) should work perfectly well with a brush. I find the equival...
by Steve M
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: Painting bench
Replies: 7
Views: 78

Re: Painting bench

No promises, but I’ll have a look at it at the Faversham show if you like.
by Steve M
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Painting Figures - OO scale
Replies: 12
Views: 147

Re: Painting Figures - OO scale

I think it was PannierTank that put some tips on figure painting on here some time ago. When I did mine recently, I used Matt paints than dry brushed a lighter shade to pick up highlights on the clothing and finished off with a black wash to darken creases. I didn’t do it on mine but a final spray w...
by Steve M
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: Painting bench
Replies: 7
Views: 78

Re: Painting bench

I’ve painted plenty of models from scratch and done a reasonable amount of weathering, but never a loco repaint.
Is it a complete livery change or a tidy up of an existing colour scheme?
by Steve M
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: Painting bench
Replies: 7
Views: 78

Re: Painting bench

It used to.......and it undoubtedly will again. :D
by Steve M
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: Painting bench
Replies: 7
Views: 78

Painting bench

Some of you may recall that I had set up a painting area in an old shed, well away from the railway room. I’ve been adding to my collection of Hobbyzone racking but found that I was still prone to cluttering up the workspace. A trip to Ikea found me with two ‘Moppe’ draw units which I cut down to fo...