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 Posted: Wed Jun 26th, 2013 10:59 am
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G'day Doug,

I don't know how I missed this thread on your amazing building and craftsmanship. The way you went about this is fantastic and well explained. One word sums it up, 'brilliant' !

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A very cute curved dormer Doug, the tiny windows are awesome. Wall paper on the inside of the rooms too and a solid construction all round. The external white brick work is very convincing also.... yup, inspirational as always.
You must be nearly finished?
... and are we due an update to Bear's End?
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Thank you, Gary, Marty,

For various reasons Bear's End will have to be taken down and the room returned to a bedroom, so 'The Axe' has to be used! I've found a home for the mill buildings, and aprt from commisions and magazine work I shall not be modelling for a while. I have a scheme to use the space/facilites I have here to build some portable baseboards, though, and will no doubt resume normal service soon.

I shall continue to do the 'how-tos' with most of my stuff so don't think I'm going to stop boring you all with tales of tortured paper and card.

 

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Oh heck. That's tough Doug but glad to know that we shall still have the pleasure of your company here.

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        Nil desperandum!  When I built my 7mm scale portable layout Halstead (as advertised on this forum), I used to store the two baseboards out of sight behind a wing chair in the lounge, and the supporting sub-frame and legs in our small garden shed.  The stock and controllers went on top of the wardrobe.  Where there's a will, there's a way!
 
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I shall continue to do the 'how-tos' with most of my stuff so don't think I'm going to stop boring you all with tales of tortured paper and card.

 

Poop poop,

 

Doug

A shame about losing the room Doug but gratifying to know you will still be boring us with your how to's.I rely on your knowledge a lot as card is my main medium for building construction.
 

 



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Doug,
         I can still remember your talk down at Carn Brea and the open-mouthed admiration of your efforts from the rest of us reprobates.:shock::lol:
Don't ever think you're boring anyone mate,your work is amazing and a joy to behold.
(And Kelloggs should give you a grant if only for boosting their sales of  Cornflake Packeto to railway modellers!!!)

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I think mis-understood the goverments advice, five a day was supposed to be fruit and veg, not bowls of cornoflakeos - might dent his productivity if t'wer shredded tweet.

Excellent as usual Doug

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Thank you for your kind remarks and apologies for a slow response, just a piccy to show you I have not as yet dropped of the perch...




Any questions, please feel free to write them on a £20 note and post to....................

Best wishes,

Doug



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Are the answers to the £20 question replied with one of your superb models...??  :mutley:mutley

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Tee hee, sadly no, Gary. I have always wanted to do a model like this entirely without plastic but for the acrylic glazing, and lo and behold, Lloyds Bank wrote to me today with a 'window' envelope that is almost completely clear, so that's the next stuff I'll try it might even take inkjet ink?

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Glad to hear Lloyds still do something useful ........................:roll::roll::roll:

Wonderful model Doug - how did you do the tin bath and is the whitewashed brick Scalescenes ?



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Hi Peter,

The paper is Scalescenes TX05 Painted brick. and the baths are little pieces of hardwood hanger carved with a Stanley knife, sanded and given 2 coats of silver enamel before a dry brushing with bluey-grey acrylic then a few marks with an indelible marker pen.

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Superb modelling, as always.
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Thank you, Terry.

Herewith a little 'how-to' of a method I'm exploring for quickly making 'lotser little wooden sheds' or small buildings. Given a few bits of Packeto Cornoflako covered with texture papers and some softwood scraps a range of little buildings like those above can be built very quickly.

I've not appended any sizes, the door is about a scale 6ft [24mm high]. I'm pleased to say the clear paper from window envelopes works well, better in fact than acrylic glazing as it has a slight opaque quality and is much thinner, and glues to the card/paper with PVA.

If your printer will handle thin card, print straight onto that. The softwood former can be made up in long lengths and then cut to size, for N Gaugers it might well be a way to do a lot of little houses for the back of the baseboard.

I cover the two large sides first, trim all round with an extended Stanley snap-off knife, then the ends, finally touching up the cut edges with a water-colour pencil. Be sure to prime the end-grain of the wood with some neat PVA using a digital transfer interfacer [finger]



Poop poop,

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Hi Doug,
I have been fiddling trying to make buildings.
Sticky labels seemed to be the way to go until I measured how fine I had to make them.
Brainwave..... I remembered the paint pen I bought for the plant labels on pots.
Dropped into the Newsagents and found a 0.8 one.

Just a thought for anyone if they, like me find the labels to timeconsuming and fiddly.

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Khris wrote: Hi Doug,
I have been fiddling trying to make buildings.
Sticky labels seemed to be the way to go until I measured how fine I had to make them.
Brainwave..... I remembered the paint pen I bought for the plant labels on pots.
Dropped into the Newsagents and found a 0.8 one.

Just a thought for anyone if they, like me find the labels to timeconsuming and fiddly.

Khris


Another option for making thin lines for window glazing frames etc, is to paint some old decal paper with enamels, not acyllics, alllow to dry and slice off what you need. Soak in warm water and apply the slide where you want it.

Cheers, Gary.



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More stunning work Doug with excellent weathering and lots of lovely little details. :thumbs



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Brilliant work Doug.


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