New layout but no name yet

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Re: New layout but no name yet

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Post by teedoubleudee » Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:43 am

That looks very very good. Well done.
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Post by Bandit Mick » Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:41 pm

Thank you - much appreciated. Will document further progress over time (may even get a move on if I don’t find a new job).

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Post by Bandit Mick » Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:12 pm

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More work completed - a simple water tank on a plinth and a loading dock ready for the engineering works. All scratch built from card and papers. Further detailing and weathering needed.

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Post by Bandit Mick » Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:36 pm

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More work done on loading platform and engineering works. Have also made lighting pelmet - from a piece of guttering that really did fall off the back of a lorry and nearly hit me. Sorry about the shadows - can’t afford lighting just yet. Hope it gives a flavour of what I’m trying to achieve.

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Post by Bandit Mick » Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:35 pm

Further progress - some ballasting, granite setts begun (but now run out and hard to get hold of locally), a new water tower begun which straddles the tracks, and a ‘concrete’ pad put inside the wagon repair shed at the suggestion of WTD.

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Post by bulleidboy » Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:31 pm

It's all looking good. BB
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Post by Bandit Mick » Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:03 pm

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Some productive modelling time yesterday and today. Basic ground cover and setts begun and water tower modified.

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Post by Carl L » Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:59 pm

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?

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Post by Bandit Mick » Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:32 pm

Thank you. I used washes from acrylics (with great care as buildings are cardboard)and then weathering powders - brown and black. It was a case of adding a bit, walking away then coming back later and adding more if necessary. Powders need a very light touch otherwise you end up with a concentrated splodge in one area.

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Re: New layout but no name yet

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Post by General DeGaulle » Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:44 pm

LOVELY scratch built stuff there, Mick. I also like the idea of using drawing pins before the track is permanently placed. Is this a 'standard' technique or your own? In any case I will use it.

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