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Stu really nice work on the grassing of the hedgerow and station path. Looks really nice.

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Thanks, most appreciated. 

 

Some more pics.

 

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Stu great pictures of your cakebox. I like the attention to small bits of detail such as as the twigs and foliage at the side of the gutter.:good:

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All looking very effective.

You almost feel you need to get your broom out to tidy up the place....

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Fully agree, very inspirational. What are you using to stick down the brown leaves etc? And does the gate need a bit of weathering? 

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Thanks again for your kind comments.

 

The leaves are stuck with pva for the hedge, or Treemendus Scenic Cement for the loose leaves.

 

The gate will have a bit of weathering, but I'm imagining it would be well looked after over the years, so always looks presentable.

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I agree with all the comments on the leaf litter and ground covering, it's looking great. The timbers on the crossing are fantastic as well.

 

Adam

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I've made a start on the new version of the garage.

 

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Stu the new version of the garage looks good. Looking forward to seeing the garage in the finished version.

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20 hours ago, Stubby47 said:

I love the atmosphere this scene is generating, I think the narrow gauge line works really well in the space, and the lane and run off area to the side come across really well in this view - very effective.

Just wondered, is it an optical illusion, or is the garage door narrower in this garage than in the other one with the double wooden doors? It may just be my eyesight of course - counting the squares suggests they're the same. Just curious.

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I'm afraid it's your eyesight  - it's  the same wall with the doors removed.

 

I'll be cladding this in thin card to represent smooth render. For the 'old' version there will be patches where the render has fallen off.  The hard part is producing two convincing versions of the same building.

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20190320_131525.jpg.917e994c206fd5827b328c7e5c137acf.jpg2nd gate and rear fence now added.

 

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Stu, I can only base my observations on the photos you provide, but to me that looks too busy for the back of the scene.

 

Maybe viewed in conjunction with the car and building, and from further back it looks OK, but that's my initial impression.

 

Al.

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Thanks, Al, an interesting observation.

 

I hope it will fade more into the background with the addition of the 3 Bills (yep, I've named him / them) and the car & garage.

 

Maybe also a better backscene (of sky & clouds), rather than the grey cutting mat, will also help.

 

Mind you, in 8 inches square, there's not much foreground/background to play with :)

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A quick shot with the new building in place  (Yes, I know it needs doors...).

 

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Nice pictures Stu and nice work on the building.

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Doors.

 

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Red doors.

 

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Painted walls and a door.

 

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Have just thought... is the door actually wide enough?

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The 'old' version of the garage has been started.

 

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Stu nice work on modelling the doors to the building, the red looks good with probably a spot of weathering.:good_mini:

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33 minutes ago, Stubby47 said:

Have just thought... is the door actually wide enough?

 

How does it compare to the width of the Mini?

 

In my limited experience of garage doors, I would expect the doors to be a couple of feet wider than the width of the Mini - it is by modern standards quite a narrow car.

 

Al.

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Thanks Kevin, but this version of the garage is supposed to be brand new, so all pristine & shiny.  There will be a few weeds/ grass around the base, just to blend in the building, but all the weathering and decay will be apparent on the 'old' version.

 

Just need to add the name board - R.M. Webb & Son - Garage Services - seems Bob 'Spider' Webb has moved on from Porth Byhan

 

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3 minutes ago, Alister_G said:

 

How does it compare to the width of the Mini?

 

In my limited experience of garage doors, I would expect the doors to be a couple of feet wider than the width of the Mini - it is by modern standards quite a narrow car.

 

Al.

 

I've left the mini at home, but you're right, it should be wider.  Ah well...

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