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#1 Howl03

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 10:16

Ok, so I have decided to give this challenge a go. Have cut a piece of mdf to 8” x 8” and made a small mock up of my idea. Canal scene with rail siding, canal boat will be half relief coming from under the bridge, small mill/ warehouse next to the siding.

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 14:31

Nicely designed, this is going to be a good one.

Ps, I've been doing a little research on Bear Wharf in Reading for a future layout. Seems it was not unusual for a loco to give the barges a helping hand!

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 14:51

I like the look of this, I'm going to enter myself when I can think of something.

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 20:44

Very nicely staged, even in mock-up it looks such a natural scene.
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Posted 17 October 2017 - 21:02

Very nicely staged, even in mock-up it looks such a natural scene.

Could not agree more. The horse and handler in particular look very good, where are they from?  Having seen this I think I need to give some serious thought about figures on my own entry.

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#6 Howl03

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 07:06

Could not agree more. The horse and handler in particular look very good, where are they from?  Having seen this I think I need to give some serious thought about figures on my own entry.
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Thanks idd, the horse and handler are from dartcastings / monty’s models range.

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#7 Howl03

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 07:21

Thank you all for the likes and encouraging comments. Laid the track, decided to glue the rails directly to the foam board, need to weather the tracks, then going to use wills granite sets to infill, hopefully will do this today.5497C004-D9D8-47BA-822B-51C00E4C2BA1.jpeg 5D9A98ED-1DFB-481A-8082-2EF1838B675A.jpeg

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 13:42

Wills granite sets cut to size and track weathered. Need to weather sets.

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 19:32

Granite sets weathered, and warehouse/mill almost finished.

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 20:39

Paul, this is looking brilliant. My own plans are still at the "thinking about it" stage !

But I have one concern about your warehouse. Perhaps it's a trick of the camera angle, but does it actually fit the 6" height restriction for the cake box?
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Posted 21 October 2017 - 05:47

This is excellent. The colours not least, they set the period in themselves. And Andrew's figures fit the bill perfectly.

 

Can I ask how the warehouse was done?


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Posted 21 October 2017 - 06:02

Well it gets my vote, excellent work and a good but simple and effective idea.

 

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 12:36

Great use of the Scalescenes mill!

 

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For those that have questioned the height.

It really is fantastic, can't wait to see it with that canal bridge finished!

 

Cheers

 

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#14 Howl03

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 17:07

Paul, this is looking brilliant. My own plans are still at the "thinking about it" stage !
But I have one concern about your warehouse. Perhaps it's a trick of the camera angle, but does it actually fit the 6" height restriction for the cake box?


Hi Kiwi, Thank you. yeah the building is just under the 6” height restriction. Although I could do with buying a cake box just to check it does all fit.
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Posted 21 October 2017 - 17:12

This is excellent. The colours not least, they set the period in themselves. And Andrew's figures fit the bill perfectly.
 
Can I ask how the warehouse was done?


Hi Mikkel, Thank you. The warehouse is a modified Scalescenes kit. Wills slate roof tiles and down pipes added. I’m a big fan of cardboard kits but like to kit bash them.

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 17:17

Great use of the Scalescenes mill!
 
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For those that have questioned the height.
It really is fantastic, can't wait to see it with that canal bridge finished!
 
Cheers
 
Ian


Thank you Ian, well spotted, the height is cut down slightly from that of the original kit. Like yourself I do love these kits.
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#17 Jerry1975

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 20:18

Looking very good.

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 20:15

Looks good, I like the mill and the inset track. Looking forward to seeing the canal bridge.


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Posted 29 October 2017 - 10:21

Been working on the canal bridge over the last few days, not entirely happy with it at the moment but will see what it turns out like when it is bedded in and greenery added.

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Thanks for looking, more to follow.

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Posted 29 October 2017 - 14:45

Can I suggest a smear of filler over ( more between) the cobbles and the setts on the bridge?

This will reduce the depth of the gaps between the individual stones, sometimes to nothing and helps to disguise the Wills' origin.
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Posted 30 October 2017 - 17:03

A little bit more done today. First a buffer stop made from coffee stirrers. Thank you well known coffee shop. Then a street light added. Wasn’t going to add any lightning but found this one in my spares box so thought what the heck. Wired it up to a battery pack that used to power a small set of fairy lights.
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Thanks again for all the likes and comments. More to follow.

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#22 davefromacrossthepond

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 20:19

Paul,

 

While I do love your scene in its entirely, I have to say that your figures simply blow me away.  The painting of them is superb - I had to make sure you weren't making a 1/24 diorama.  Perhaps a tutorial on your method?

 

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 10:05

Superb atmospheric work Paul, you can feel it just by looking.

 

Just a insy winsy thing though, I think the buffer looks somehow 'wrong' Might be that the uprights are to tall.


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#24 Howl03

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 11:26

Paul,
 
While I do love your scene in its entirely, I have to say that your figures simply blow me away.  The painting of them is superb - I had to make sure you weren't making a 1/24 diorama.  Perhaps a tutorial on your method?
 
Dave




Thank you Dave, Scenic and figure painting are definitely my favourite bits of this hobby. Andrew stadden and Dart Castings figures are a joy to paint. Will have to do a tutorial at some point. You should have a look at Mikkel’s. The Farthing layouts, he is truly a master at figure painting.

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#25 Howl03

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 11:29

Superb atmospheric work Paul, you can feel it just by looking.
 
Just a insy winsy thing though, I think the buffer looks somehow 'wrong' Might be that the uprights are to tall.


Thank you. Yeah not sure about the buffer, although it looks a bit better now I’ve added some greenery around it.

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