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A Right Old Carry On

Chris Nevard




nevard_110410_brewhouseQ_IMG_9665_web, originally uploaded by nevardmedia.


Brewhouse Quay: There is still much to do with the layout still evolving, and this is an example of spur of the moment model making.


The gate ‘to the rest of the world’ seen here in its embryonic stage, is the result of seeing just such a gate in the movie 'Carry On at Your Convenience' and thinking out loud "that's just what I need". Being able to ‘pause’ live video on a Sky + box allowed me to make a quick sketch of the various strengthening timbers. When I track down some rather nice PHD Design spear fencing lurking in my bits box, I'll be incorporating some of it popping out of the top of the stone wall either side of the gate, as well as poaching a few spikes to protrude actually out of the gate.


The spray painted backdrop through paper templates depicting a misty summer day, can be seen to good effect here. The textured effect is the result of photographing it under the hard overhead lighting from a domestic bulb in the dining room. Once proper softer layout lighting is in place it will look far smoother.

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Breweries seemed to go for those curved nameboards over the gate. Or is that now a modelling cliche.

Like your gate.


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A curved nameboard over the gate had crossed my mind, I'm a little worried about casting too many shadows on the backscene and placing too much detail at the edge of the layout. But, there are other other places such could go like above or even painted onto the aerial walkway next to the pub.



I don't mind clichés if they work - now who makes those three staggering happy drunks? B)

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Chris -


I know what you mean (and I suspect that others do too) - but would that technique be worth a blog entry in its own right?


When's it going to be exhibited?





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