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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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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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