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1 hour ago, chuffinghell said:

Okay so once the front window is in you probably won’t see it :lol:

 

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As previously said I’m definitely a basket short of a picnic

 

1 hour ago, Adrian Stevenson said:

Sometimes it is not about seeing it, but just knowing it is there...

Satisfaction.:good:

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Not had chance to do much so far this week other than decide the white skirting and window sill looked too modern so I’ve painted them brown

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And I’ve attempted to make the station master a fireplace for the back wall out of styrene strips, fiddly at only 12.5mm (1/2”) wide

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It needs a little work before final painting as it looks a bit rough at the moment (the primer has highlighted some areas that require attention)

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That fireplace is a work of art. I’d never guess it was built up of styrene strip. Fiddly? At 12.5mm wide, I’d say so!

Thanks for helping me decide what colour to stain the skirting in my “railway room”* by the way! I didn’t want white skirting, but had a mental block!

(*best not let T’Missus see this; she thinks it’s our loft...)

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1 hour ago, Tortuga said:

That fireplace is a work of art. I’d never guess it was built up of styrene strip. Fiddly? At 12.5mm wide, I’d say so!

 

This one was fiddly.

 

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2 hours ago, Worsdell forever said:

 

This one was fiddly.

 

 

Very impressive, did you make that using plasticard?

 

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14 minutes ago, chuffinghell said:

 

Very impressive, did you make that using plasticard?

 

 

Yes, all plasticard.

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13 minutes ago, Worsdell forever said:

 

Yes, all plasticard.

 

Wow!...it;s fantastic!

 

Not really much point me finishing mine now, it looks [email protected] in comparison

 

A re-make is in order

 

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Paul, you can go off people you know...

 

I was going to show one of my fireplaces, but I feel it's quite poor against yours.

 

 

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Chris, there's nothing wrong with yours mate, it looks good.

 

Al.

 

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I agree, it looks fine.

 

Mind you, you could fit a flickering red LED...

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1 hour ago, Alister_G said:

........Chris, there's nothing wrong with yours mate, it looks good.

 

Al.

 

 

1 hour ago, Stubby47 said:

I agree, it looks fine.

 

Mind you, you could fit a flickering red LED...

 

Thank you

 

To be quite honest, once the windows are in place you won't be able to see it that well 

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Having decided the fireplace I had done was poo (and embarrassing in comparison to other's work) I have given it a new home. It currently lives in the wheelie bin awaiting its final destination to a land fill

 

I will attempt MKII this evening

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On 30/01/2020 at 09:07, Tortuga said:

.......(*best not let T’Missus see this; she thinks it’s our loft...)

 

:laugh_mini:

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10 hours ago, chuffinghell said:

Having decided the fireplace I had done was poo (and embarrassing in comparison to other's work) I have given it a new home. It currently lives in the wheelie bin awaiting its final destination to a land fill

 

I will attempt MKII this evening

 

Looked a reasonably good model of a blocked up fireplace to me. Just needed a small oil filled electric radiator in front of it.

 

Or even a wall mounted radiator:office.jpg

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Stubby47 said:

 

Looked a reasonable good model of a blocked up fireplace to me. Just needed a small oil filled electric radiator in front of it.

 

Or even a wall mounted radiator:office.jpg

 

 

 

Thanks Stu

 

My original intention was to glue on a photo of a fireplace that I'd printed off

 

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I'm going to attempt to make something instead

 

Chris

 

 

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1 hour ago, chuffinghell said:

 

Thanks Stu

 

My original intention was to glue on a photo of a fireplace that I'd printed off

 

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I'm going to attempt to make something instead

 

Chris

 

 

Having spent about an hour wrestling a 1mm x 6mm scrap of 15thou styrene into position to replicate the brake lever stay on a Diag 1/108 mineral wagon last night, I salute your dedication to modelling fine detail!

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42 minutes ago, Tortuga said:

Having spent about an hour wrestling a 1mm x 6mm scrap of 15thou styrene into position to replicate the brake lever stay on a Diag 1/108 mineral wagon last night, I salute your dedication to modelling fine detail!


I think it’s more insanity than dedication but thank you :D

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I’m still going to use the photo I printed off

 

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Not great but not too bad

 

 

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Bloody brilliant, that's a cracking little fireplace, well done.

 

Al

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Looks good.   I'm 29 and I can't work that small.

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1 hour ago, Alister_G said:

Bloody brilliant, that's a cracking little fireplace, well done.

 

Al

 

37 minutes ago, AlfaZagato said:

Looks good.   I'm 29 and I can't work that small.


Thank you,

 

I’m currently making the surround.

 

I’m going for a black fire and hearth, creme back panel and a mahogany surround. I might even pop in some real coal.

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In primer

 

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Once dry I’ll go about colouring it in with my crayons :jester:

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The crayon is still drying....
 

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And the glue

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Also whilst on a visit to Paris the Station Master came across a painting hung up in some gallery, he thought would look much better in his living room so he took it, he didn’t think anyone would notice

 

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It looks ‘mucky’ in the last photo because I’ve not brushed off the coal dust (waiting for the glue to dry)

 

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Excellent piece of work.

 

Bill.

 

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And you spoke about quality on my Privett Green Thread, and I could do nothing to compare with this build, superb.:good:

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