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 Posted: Tue May 28th, 2013 12:50 pm
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 Posted: Tue May 28th, 2013 12:54 pm
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And a view of the magnificent layout that they will live on!!



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Psst, Phil.

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WOW!
Absolutely superb, Allan.

I'm struggling just modifying a Scalescenes kit!



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I never cease to admire the wonderful talent that some folk have.Keep it coming.



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Then later, the same station in stone, but this time in 7mil and with the ever present Station Hotel.




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I give up Alan. I've totally run out of superlatives but thanks for showing them to us anyway.



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rhiwderin_ray wrote: WOW!
Absolutely superb, Allan.

I'm struggling just modifying a Scalescenes kit!

Go to 'Confessions Of A Modelmaker' Ray, and I'll tell you all about kits !!

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If I remember correctly Allan some of these plans were shown in three books produced by Peco back in the seventies.
I have two of them Country Buildings & Railway Buildings Book 2 which I bought in London way back when.
They have Hamblings stickers on the covers & cost £1.35 each.
I don't have the third book though.



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Hi Tony, and thanks for buying my books, that now makes two of us !

I think Tony you might be getting mixed up with earlier models, I never produced plans for those shown here, just plans of the 'Pipers Mead' layout I built in the 70s.

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Hi Allan.
I'm sure you sold more than two copies of your books & yes you're right about the building plans.
Things get slightly muddled as you get older but I'm sure you wouldn't know anything about that.



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amdaley wrote: Hi Allan.
I'm sure you sold more than two copies of your books & yes you're right about the building plans.
Things get slightly muddled as you get older but I'm sure you wouldn't know anything about that.


Oh no,

Check the next episode of 'Nan Nan, a magnificent example' on my 'Confessions' Thread !

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allan downes wrote: Hi Tony, and thanks for buying my books, that now makes two of us !


Best regards.

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Only two books ?? If you want to sell the books you have Allan, that'll mean you have sold three ! ;-);-)

Cheers, Gary.



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Gary wrote: allan downes wrote: Hi Tony, and thanks for buying my books, that now makes two of us !


Best regards.

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Only two books ?? If you want to sell the books you have Allan, that'll mean you have sold three ! ;-);-)

Cheers, Gary.


Three books ?

I'm rich ! Yipeeee!!!!!

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Just had this PM from Dorsetmike who agreed that his enquieries might also be of benefit to other members and has allowed me to post his message on here where, between us all, we might just be able to help the gentleman out.

Essentialy he is referring to the stonework colour as seen on the model in BOB'S CHOICE, and for clarity, I have re introduced it here.



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So, Mike's enquiery.

"Hi Allan, the photo of one of your buildings currently heading the forum, looks very much like Purbeck stone when freshly cut which weathers to a more grey shade, I've been trying to find a source of texture paper, card or plastic with that colour.

I've tried "editing" some of the downloadable textures but so far have not managed to achieve the correct shade ;I use an OKI colour laser to print, photos all seem to come out the same colour as they show on screen but for some reason textures mostly have a reddish brown cast, I have to set the on screen colour so it almost looks blue/green before I get anything even approaching what I'm after.

Any suggestions welcome, I'm trying to model "somewhere in the Purbecks" - local regulations try to ensure most buildings are built of Purbeck stone, even the engine shed at Swanage is local stone! Some of the Metcalfe stone cottages are close, a bit dark but more or less "acceptable".

I'd love to do this place justice (bit nippy going up to bed in February methinks!) (in Corfe Castle village)"

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Well, I have to say, that most of what I achieve is achieved by accident and, I'm sure, a fat lot of help I'm going to be !t

However, it would appear at first that the stone colouring on my model is more or less what Mike is after and this I achieved by using PYRUMA FIRE CEMENT for the stonework which when hardened was coloured with COLRON ENGLISH LIGHT OAK WOOD DYE and, unlike paint, which just lays on the surface, the dye soaks right into the compound where random stones are picked out in a darker shade dye, namely COLRON GEORGIAN MEDIUM OAK.

Of course, it Mike is using a commercial product such as SLATERS or WILLS for example who both produce plastic stone sheeting, then a trial by error approach using various shades of matt grey might well be the answer.

So guys, any more ideas that might help Mike out ?

Cheers.

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I remember reading about your use of dyes Allan, when these buildings were "current publications" and being mightily impressed by them.

Presumably you used the fire cement rather like they use DAS modelling clay these days - coat a "backing" panel, then scribe in the relief.  Did you find there was any "bleed" with the dyes ?  They're fairly thin if I remember the product rightly.  I've used some of their shades on card to represent timber planks in the past but in that case, it didn't matter about bleed because the whole "plank" was being dyed.



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Petermac wrote: I remember reading about your use of dyes Allan, when these buildings were "current publications" and being mightily impressed by them.

Presumably you used the fire cement rather like they use DAS modelling clay these days - coat a "backing" panel, then scribe in the relief.  Did you find there was any "bleed" with the dyes ?  They're fairly thin if I remember the product rightly.  I've used some of their shades on card to represent timber planks in the past but in that case, it didn't matter about bleed because the whole "plank" was being dyed.


Yes Peter, dye, and I suppose even thinned out paint will bleed on porous materials such as PYRUMA, but I'm not sure about DAS as I have never used it. Mind you Peter, I don't, or didn't, use PYRUMA anymore.

When it came to reproducing random stone, I used a home made stone press as you may have seen the manufacture of which described on here. However, it seems that people now tend to scribe in their own stonework to stunning effect and light years ahead of me and my silly 70s stonepress, talcum powder and Pyruma !

Cheers.

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