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by Steve M
Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: WEST ORTON
Replies: 304
Views: 34301

Re: WEST ORTON

Walkingthedog wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:48 pm Oh never mind it is a diamond pattern of black bricks on red bricks.
I know what you mean. No this is just random diagonals prior to adding a dark wash.
by Steve M
Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: WEST ORTON
Replies: 304
Views: 34301

Re: WEST ORTON

Walkingthedog wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:43 pm Is the back wall supposed to have this sort of effect. Can’t tell from the picture angle.
Your picture link isn’t working for me Brian.
by Steve M
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: WEST ORTON
Replies: 304
Views: 34301

Re: WEST ORTON

My version of ‘dazzle’ camouflage applied and picked out a few blocks and the window surrounds in different shades. This can dry for a few hours and then I will start the dirty wash. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51336581658_e90e14f62f_b.jpg 2021-07-26_02-30-55 by Steve Mumford , on Flickr
by Steve M
Sun Jul 25, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: WEST ORTON
Replies: 304
Views: 34301

Re: WEST ORTON

The roof vents have been reduced in height so they no longer resemble kennels big enough for a family of grizzly bears. But I have made a big but not insurmountable mistake - after I fixed them in place I realised that painting them will be a right P.I.T.A. :? Sadly removing them isn’t an option as ...
by Steve M
Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: DCC 8 pin decoders
Replies: 9
Views: 148

Re: DCC 8 pin decoders

For cheap and cheerful have a look at Hatton’s own brand. Rails of Sheffield also have their own brand but I have yet to try them.
by Steve M
Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: For the gardeners ( if we have any? )
Replies: 49
Views: 6606

Re: For the gardeners ( if we have any? )

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Sorry, it’s been a long day.
I’ll get my coat.
by Steve M
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: WEST ORTON
Replies: 304
Views: 34301

Re: WEST ORTON

I agree Brian. They look ok on the bench but definitely out of scale one on the roof. The good news is that the resin is quite easy to file o cut on the bandsaw, so I should be able to reduce the component parts to give a more correct look.
That’s for tomorrow. :D
by Steve M
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: WEST ORTON
Replies: 304
Views: 34301

Re: WEST ORTON

Much of the roof is now in place after some head scratching. I had to spend some time thinning the roof castings with a sander but I have now learnt how to cast very thin sections. I couldn’t have done that with the resin I have used in the past but the stuff I bought for this project is very good f...
by Steve M
Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Free at last.
Replies: 26
Views: 1756

Re: Free at last.

Stay safe, have fun.
Have you checked that wherever you are going will actually let you in? ;)
by Steve M
Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: For the gardeners ( if we have any? )
Replies: 49
Views: 6606

Re: For the gardeners ( if we have any? )

Very few kites down this way although we do have a breeding pair of buzzards about a mile up the road from here. Often see them circling over the garden.