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1 hour ago, Neilgue said:

Wow, what a difference a lick of paint makes. The land of chocolate!

 

An appropriate comment Neil, as the paint is a (no longer available) Matt emulsion called "Choc Chip"

 

 

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9 minutes ago, Physicsman said:

 

An appropriate comment Neil, as the paint is a (no longer available) Matt emulsion called "Choc Chip"

 

 

 

What a transformation, really great. I also paint my scenic plaster land form brown but others I know paint their's green - please discuss fellow followers :-) 

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9 minutes ago, Physicsman said:

 

An appropriate comment Neil, as the paint is a (no longer available) Matt emulsion called "Choc Chip"

 

 

 

What a transformation, really great. I also paint my scenic plaster land form brown but others I know paint their's green - please discuss fellow followers :-)

 

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16 minutes ago, Physicsman said:

 

An appropriate comment Neil, as the paint is a (no longer available) Matt emulsion called "Choc Chip"

 

 

 

What a transformation, really great. I also paint my scenic plaster land form brown but others I know paint their's green - please discuss fellow followers :-)

Regards Brian. 

 

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9 minutes ago, Brian D said:

 

What a transformation, really great. I also paint my scenic plaster land form brown but others I know paint their's green - please discuss fellow followers :-)

Regards Brian. 

 

 

I wonder if you were trying to make a point, Brian - that last post came through 3 times.

 

Funny thing about a base coat onto plaster. In my "early days" of modelling I worried and worried about getting the right colour. Then I realised that it didn't really matter as over 95% of it was subsequently covered in base flock, static grasses, rocks and vegetation.

 

Jeff

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9 hours ago, Brian D said:

 

What a transformation, really great. I also paint my scenic plaster land form brown but others I know paint their's green - please discuss fellow followers :-)

Regards Brian. 

 

 

In my limited experience brown definitely works better. Any light from residual areas offsets rather than reinforces the green, that is unless you're modelling an Irish or NZ location!

 

First time round I used green and quickly scraped it off and redid the job with an earthy brown mix.

Don't ask the shade as I had some old pots of exterior house paint and blended a rather reddish brown with something more Mission brown in shade, trying not to overly mix them to get some variation. Neat thing with using the mica filled exterior paints which they sell here is they're acrylic, very thick stuff indeed. Must be the climate? (Melbourne, VIC)

 

works particularly well for upland areas as per in my Quantocks setting on here.

 

Colin

 

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10 hours ago, Physicsman said:

 

An appropriate comment Neil, as the paint is a (no longer available) Matt emulsion called "Choc Chip"

 

 

That's cos I ate it all.:dancer:

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1 hour ago, Andrew P said:

That's cos I ate it all.:dancer:

 

The previous layout used a B&Q paint called "Chocolate Torte", an effective brown background that looked good in landslide areas. No longer available...

 

Andy, you have a lot to answer for!

 

Jeff

 

 

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18 hours ago, Physicsman said:

 

I wonder if you were trying to make a point, Brian - that last post came through 3 times.

 

 

 

Jeff

 

Hmmm, very strange.  Certainly didn't post it three times.   I did send it from my Android phone though, not from the usual Windows laptop or Chromebook.  I still don't fully understand why different "devices" behave differently.  No axe to grind about the land form colour, just curious.

 

Regards,

Brian.

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1 minute ago, Physicsman said:

That's ok, Brian. I was just amused that someone loved my thread so much they sent a message 3 times....

 

Brown rules!

 

Jeff

 

Recovering from a bowel operation, I wish it didn't. Sorry too much information.:nono:

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A bit more brown....

 

The final reverse curve cutting piece which was kept apart to allow ballasting access has now been fixed in place, joined to its neighbour and painted.

 

The cess adjacent to the reverse curve has been cleaned and re-grimed by brush painting, rather than by spraying. As the last photo shows, the enamel grime is still wet and the Bunker stinks.

 

I may put some flock onto the cutting tomorrow...

 

Jeff

 

 

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1 minute ago, John Besley said:

Saltley Firing Days, has a wonderful account of trips on the footplate over the Settle and Carlise including one in a thunderstorm on a Black 5 I think it was 

 

....And that was when the weather on the S&C was good....

 

 

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1 hour ago, lambiedg said:

So we are going green then?

 

I’m looking forward to seeing that, Jeff

 

Evening David.

 

What I'm about to put on is just a base coat to cover the brown paint and make things look a little more natural. A lot of the flock will end up being covered with static grass, though inclined cuttings tend to retain a greater amount of bare earth than will be the case in the valley.

 

Have a look at the transformation that took place on Kirkby Luneside on August 22, 2016 - page 116 of the thread. I'll post a link when I swap from my tablet to my laptop.

 

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/94282-kirkby-luneside/page/116/

 

Jeff

 

 

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Tied-in with the pics in my post, above, here are 3 pics of the prototype showing the cutting angle and vegetation levels that prevail on the south side of Arten Gill viaduct.

 

I won't be producing anything quite so luxuriant. Must be all that sheep poo!!

 

Jeff

 

 

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1 hour ago, Rowsley17D said:

I wish you'd stop mentioning brown and poo!!!

 

Just a passing phase - there'll be less of it when some turf is laid.

 

Makes a change from pages of grey!

 

I hope you are recovering well.

 

Jeff

 

 

 

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The size of the spoil tips intrigue me.  They look larger than the size of the cutting.  But then as any one who has dug a large hole knows the dirt that comes out takes up more room than the size of the hole.

 

DeadRinger.

 

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