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Petri Sallinen

Project ? The Finnish exhibition layout

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Wonderful modelling, Petri. Just superb. And a lovely scene too.

 

I look forward to seeing more pictures!

 

Dave

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Some excellent modelling, Petri, especially the buildings which are quite superb. I also look forward to seeing more of your work.

 

David

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Very nice modelling, would be great to see an update?.

Craig.

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Very nice modelling, would be great to see an update?.

Craig.

 

I thank you for your kind feedback. At this moment we are working with the station area — I will let you know when we have got it ready.

 

Petri

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Wow! This is stunning; looking forward to see this develop.

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Wonderful modelling Petri. 

 

Can you tell us about the fir trees in the back ground.

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

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Wonderful modelling Petri. 

 

Can you tell us about the fir trees in the back ground.

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

 

Most of trees in our layout are pines that is typical wood type in Finland. We have adopted methods from books written by Gordon Gravett (Wild Swan). We have used thin copper wire for making trunks. Trunks are covered by water based building filler that was diluted with water and strengthen by wood glue. The mixture has to be so thin that you are able to daub it by paintbrush. You have to add mixture to trunks two or three times.

 

When the surface is still wet you are able to roughen it by tooth brush. This makes the surface very lively — this is very important.

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After that we have painted trunks by matte acrylic paints. The foliage is made by HEKI — the type is Micro Floor (conifer green) that is finer than usual foliage nets.

 

At this moment we have made about 60 pines for two blocks. I think we need some hundreds pines for six blocks.

 

Petri

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Thanks Petri for explaining your technique. It's very effective giving a leasing result.

 

Hope the fir tree production line can cope with demand?

 

Keep the posts coming.

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

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This is first class modelling. Fantastic.

 

More please.

 

Rob.

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Petri,

 

Just stumbled across this thread... There is some absolutely stunning modelling on display here, the buildings in particular... well words fail me to be honest! I know next to nothing about the railways of Finland but you have created a fantastic feel and atmosphere. Keep the updates coming.

 

David

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Hi Petri - fantastic modelling. Are you aware of the UK based Scandinavian Railways Society - they would have a number of modellers interested in your layout. 

 

I do have a vested interest as a member myself and also the webmaster.

 

http://scanrailsoc.org.uk/

 

Oh and yes we know Finland isn't in Scandinavia but a society called the Scandinavian and Finnish...and Icelandic..and.....you get the picture.

 

Best wishes, Mark

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At this moment we have the winter time in Finland and that´s why we have winter also in our layout :)

 

Petri

 

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Well I'm hooked, that's lovely modelling, please keep posting. You have created a very atmospheric layout.

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We all might know that Santa is living in Northern Finland. But how many knows that Santa and his team used to start making the yearly trip by train? :no:  Season´s Greetings for all enthusiasts from Finland.

 

Petri

 

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Hyvää Joulua, Petri and Nadolig Llawen from Wales.

 

Great modelling!!

 

Rob.

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We all might know that Santa is living in Northern Finland. But how many knows that Santa and his team used to start making the yearly trip by train? :no:  Season´s Greetings for all enthusiasts from Finland.

 

Petri

 

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Penguins in Finland!

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Wonderful modelling and atmosphere, Petri. I certainly did enjoy the pictures.  Thank you!

 

Just one request - more please!

 

Regards

Dave

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Penguins in Finland!

 

I hate to break it to you, but Father Christmas isn't real either. 

 

:jester:

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I hate to break it to you, but Father Christmas isn't real either. 

 

:jester:

Thought he lived here.................. maybe not................... :jester:  LOL

 

The Finnish Santa Claus lives in Korvatunturi

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