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  1. Absolutely agree with Dave - its stunning work, but at the end of the day you need to enjoy your hobbies!
  2. I think its stunning - and bear in mind that the original would have been hand lettered and not printed/stencilled anyway....
  3. Yep, dirty enough & go with glazing...
  4. For what its worth I think you should stick with the Wills box - it looks 'right' to my untrained eye.
  5. So you should be Chris
  6. Ta very much - I'll add them to my next order
  7. Thanks Chris, I'd be happy with that. There's a few odds and sods I want from them in the next couple of months...
  8. Looks brilliant Chris - are you going to make the fireplace (and doors) available to buy on Shapeways?
  9. After much prcrastinating I decided to take the plunge and start playing with the mini railcar I bought from Shapeways months ago. I couldn't resist as it has the deco styling that I'm after for my Bellevue layout. It wasn't cheap so I don't want to mess it up. I've sanded it down several times and begun extending the side skirts. I know the real GWR versions quickly abandoned these but they look better (to me - Rule 1 applies) and also hide the little Kato chassis. They need a bit of detailing still and I've got some ideas for the buffer beams but I think it needs a headlamp (centrally on the nose?!). Anybody any idea of anything suitable? Next problem is glazing - with what and how - again, any suggestions gratefully received. I'm also tempted to tint the windows, mainly because it will hide a multitude of sins inside. Plenty of US trains have tinted glass as well as some more modern European ones and the layout is set in mountains that get winter snow, so seems justified to me. I was wondering about painting the inside of whatever I use to glaze it with something like the clear Tamiya X-19 clear smoke... Enough of my rambling, here's the item in question so far...
  10. Waiting for some decal sheets to arrive before I go much further with either the shelter or the bund so I decided to take the plunge and start playing with the mini railcar I bought from Shapeways months ago. I couldn't resist as it has the deco styling that I'm after for this layout - albeit in a rural and slightly rustic setting. It wasn't cheap so I don't want to mess it up. I've sanded it down several times and begun extending the side skirts. I know the real GWR versions quickly abandoned these but they look better (to me - Rule 1 applies) and also hide the little Kato chassis. They need a bit of detailing still and I've got some ideas for the buffer beams but I think it needs a headlamp (centrally on the nose?!). Anybody any idea of anything suitable? Next problem is glazing - with what and how - again, any suggestions gratefully received. I'm also tempted to tint the windows, mainly because it will hide a multitude of sins inside. Plenty of US trains have tinted glass as well as some more modern European ones and the layout is set in mountains that get winter snow, so seems justified to me. I was wondering about painting the inside of whatever I use to glaze it with something like the clear Tamiya X-19 clear smoke... Enough of my rambling, here's the item in question so far...
  11. Bit more work on the loco shelter today - need to finish the interior before I put the front on. Been putting it off while I work out how to model the flat roof and glaze the skylights. Going to try talc on wet paint for the roof - before a fair amount of fallen leaves. All a bit slapdash but will be tidied up as I build the layers and weather it. Still not sure about the glazing...
  12. Same question I'm afraid! Anyone any idea where I can get one?
  13. Bit more work on the bottom of the bund and some subtle diesel stains around the filler. I think the lagging needs a bit more work - some dry brushing with a lighter shade and a lick of matt varnish? Home-made decals hopefully next...
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