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Ghost Signs

Posted by Job's Modelling , 02 June 2018 - * * * * * · 216 views

Today I got an email from Ghost Signs. I follow his website, Facebook page and blog for a while now. Some time ago he asked for some modelled signs and I send him some picture of Nice Street. He asked me to write something about it. Now he wrote an article about Nice Street featuring some ghost and shop signs I used. I’m very pleased with the way he wrote...


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Station Road - part 5

Posted by Job's Modelling , in Station Road 29 April 2018 - * * * * * · 382 views

I have finally finished my diorama of Station Road
I have added a Reliant van. The van got some weathering for a better appearance. I used paint from several model paint suppliers.
 
This time I uploaded a picture of the diorama with the visual underground. Then I saw that a piece of brickwork of a chimney was lose. I repaired that immediately...


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Station Road - part four

Posted by Job's Modelling , in Station Road 28 February 2018 - * * * * * · 348 views

I have finished the roof. I have used a roof texture from Scalescenes printed on 100 gsm Rice paper from Hahnemühle.
You can still see on the picture some white lines. I have already coloured them in with a dark grey pastel. Weathering is done using a dark slate pigment from Vallejo.

Northall has 'real living' persons. Here is the story behind the...


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Station Road - part 3

Posted by Job's Modelling , in Station Road 03 January 2018 - * * * * * · 359 views

I have finished the gent’s hair saloon. I have used textures from Scalescenes. The shop signs I designed using Publisher with an example I found on Internet. I save the result as JPEG file and with the photo program in Windows 10 I cut the designed sign out. I copy past the cut-out picture to Word and resize it to make it fit.
The Brylcreem sign for th...


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Station Road - Part 2

Posted by Job's Modelling , in Station Road 17 December 2017 - * * * * * · 441 views

I have finished the pet shop. I have used textures from Scalescenes and from Internet, the curtains from Smart Models. The shop name I designed using Publisher. I save the result as JPEG file and with the photo program in Windows 10 I cut it out. I copy past the cut-out picture to Word and resize it to make it fit.
Signs for the shop I found on Internet...


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Station Road - Part 1

Posted by Job's Modelling , in Station Road 28 October 2017 - * * * * * · 484 views

Station Road Part one
I started a new project. Another street-scene with three shops using three kits of Petite Properties “Low relief (front) no. 12 Station Road; 1:76th . I will use textures from Scalescenes, Smart Models (just the curtains) and signs and textures from internet. The name-signs I create using Publisher.
The shops are situated on Stat...


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Church Street part 5

Posted by Job's Modelling , in Church Street 24 September 2017 - * * * * * · 455 views

I have finished my Church Street diorama. Another street in my fictive town of Northall.
I started to create a base. The base is build up with 3cm high card strips on a MDF base.
First, I finished the Assurance Agency. I used textures from several Scalescenes kits.
To finish my diorama, I had to add some pavement in front of the Assurance office. T...


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Church Street part 4

Posted by Job's Modelling , in Church Street 09 September 2017 - * * * * * · 473 views

A quick update
I start with a quote of Pablo Picasso: “I always do things that I cannot do to learn how I have to do it”
I have finished the front of my Georgian building. I used Marshalswick House from Petite Properties as a base.
I used again textures from Scalescenes printed on a textures Hahnemühle photo paper. (Un)fortunately something went wro...


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Church Street part 3

Posted by Job's Modelling , in Church Street 28 August 2017 - * * * * * · 533 views

The starting point    Now I have finished the pub.  I added the roof using the slate roof textures from Scalescenes. They are printed on 100 gsm Rice Paper from Hahnemühle. This paper has a fine nice texture. Chimneys are from the kit of Petite Properties. They have the brick paper I used for the pub. Roof flashing is from Scalescenes....


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Church Street part 2

Posted by Job's Modelling , in Church Street 10 August 2017 - * * * * * · 449 views

I had more time to model this week. So here is an update.
The starting point.      The kit from Petite Properties is easy to build when you follow the instructions. Especially when you want to create a shop. The shopfront gives great opportunities.   For my pub, I had to make some additional changes. I searched for some usable...


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Church Street part 1

Posted by Job's Modelling , in Church Street 04 August 2017 - * * * * * · 461 views

I have started a new project.
My cataract surgery was successful. I could start modelling again.  I got some low relief 1:76th buildings from Petite Properties for my birthday.  So, for my new project I will use them to create a scene for Church Street. One of the kits “No. 2 Station Road” will be used to create a pub.  The kits o...


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Cottage interior design 1

Posted by Job's Modelling , in Uncategorized, High Street 26 May 2017 - - - - - - · 368 views

Update
My first eye “operation” for cataract in front of my both eyes was a success. I can now see with one eye. The other eye will be operated in the mid of June. Now I’m looking forward to it.
Decided to wait with modelling until I can see again with both eyes.  Interior
In the past, I made an interior for a terraced house in Caroline Stre...


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Shop design 6 – shop fronts finished

Posted by Job's Modelling , in High Street 08 April 2017 - * * * * * · 577 views

The starting point
  I have finished the shop fronts.   Taylor & Co Solicitors
Their office is partly visible. For the curtains I used rescaled textures from Scalescenes. The sign is from Smart Models.   A.G. Smith – Groceries & Provisions
The central focus is the shop of A.G. Smith. Without a window display the i...


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Shop design 5 – the brick front

Posted by Job's Modelling , in High Street 31 March 2017 - - - - - - · 789 views

The starting point    The finished interior.  Front brick bond.  Next step is to create the front for the shop and the adjacent buildings.
I wanted to build a as good as possible time based row of buildings. The brick bond provided by the kit was English Bond. Accorcing to the most useful book “The Victorian house explained” fr...


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Shop design 4 – indirect lighting

Posted by Job's Modelling , in High Street 18 March 2017 - * * * * * · 736 views

The starting point    A shop overview.  Third shop wall  I had now created two shop walls. For the third one I had to create a new back ground. First I made a texture with a colour that fits with the background colour of the other walls. Than I did some research on the internet and found a nice picture with 1950’s washing soap...


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Shop design 3 – shop counter

Posted by Job's Modelling , in High Street 03 March 2017 - * * * * * · 758 views

Decline of the counter shop
In the late 1950’s started the decline of the independent retail sector. Independent grocers started to respond on this decline in to different ways:
the retailer agreed to accept a minimum quantity from the supplier and that at a specified minimum charge. The wholesaler accepts a slightly reduced ,argin generally varying...


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SHOP DESIGN 2

Posted by Job's Modelling , in High Street 20 February 2017 - * * * * * · 396 views

SHOP INTERIORS Apart from the general external shop design shops have a different function. There is a large difference for instance between a fish and ships and a grocery. I have made an interior for a fish and ships in OO scale using Scalescenes templates.   Now I’m building a grocery shop in O scale using Smart Models templates. Until no...


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shop design

Posted by Job's Modelling , in High Street, Diorama Design 27 January 2017 - * * * * * · 303 views

Shops
I like those old English shops. And a lot of nice pictures can be found on the internet. There is also a lot of information to find to create a believable shop front. Untill now I have created several shops for my Northall diorama’s. all with a different character.



This was my second shop. Built for my Bridge Street project. Just using...


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Painting cars.

Posted by Job's Modelling , 13 January 2017 - * * * * * · 409 views

Information
A couple of months ago, I was searching the internet for information about painting a car. My OO-scale diecast models of course don’t need to paint completely. On the website of AK-interactive, I found some interesting information. I can advise everyone to download their catalogue: http://ak-interactiv...ds-2/catalogue/ . It...


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Background information for Northall – part 2

Posted by Job's Modelling , in Diorama Design 30 December 2016 - * * * * * · 688 views

Modelling
I still wait for the right modelling solution for my eye problems. But this also give me the opportunity to do some research to create my fictive Northall. I hope you also will enjoy reading about my journey in creating Northall.  Creating a believable town.
Working on my diorama’s I have always trouble to keep things together to a...






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