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Guilford Colliery - a Kent coalfield 'might-have-been'


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I've had a go at bedding this building in a bit, with some plant-type things around the base (I'm not botanist, so let's just call them weeds) and an attempt at some green streaks from the roof, and mossy patches under the trees. There's one bit on the side that's very unsubtle, but other than that I don't think it's too bad, considering I've not done this sort of modelling before!

 

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Got the dead tree painted and a bit weathered, tried to blend it into the ground cover too.

 

These little scenes across the layout are starting to look like I hoped they would!

 

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On 28/04/2021 at 08:33, TurboSnail said:

I've had a go at bedding this building in a bit, with some plant-type things around the base (I'm not botanist, so let's just call them weeds) and an attempt at some green streaks from the roof, and mossy patches under the trees. There's one bit on the side that's very unsubtle, but other than that I don't think it's too bad, considering I've not done this sort of modelling before!

 

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Looks really good, it reminds me of the further flung bits of the old Aylesford mill internal system, especially up by the erstwhile coal dump. If I was able to produce anything near as good looking as this I'd be well pleased, I've been messing about with models for decades and still cannot get it right. 

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Spent a good chunk of yesterday colouring in this building with pencils - bit further to go, then touch in the window sills and doors, then the scary task of darkening the whole thing with spray paint!

 

Also, being a bit of a chump, I forgot to check it fits the layout as my track has changed slightly since I did the template - turns out I need to chop a bit off the back to make it more low-relief. Oops...

 

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Buildings now done! Weathered (a bit) and in place, I'm quite happy with how these turned out in the end. There are a few things I'd change if doing it again, but not enough to bother me for now.

 

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