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 Posted: Wed Feb 19th, 2014 12:39 am
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Are those trees Copper Beech?  Or possibly Silver Birch? :lol:

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 Posted: Wed Feb 19th, 2014 12:49 am
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 Posted: Wed Feb 19th, 2014 03:20 pm
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The tree armatures shown in the earlier post, including a few more have all been 'poly-filled', painted and now sprouts growth.

Using a cheap version of 'No More Gaps', (Parfix Gap Filler), all armatures were coated with a layer. In some instances, the filler had to be applied again to thicken the trunks and branches. This is applied by paint brush, squeezing a small amount out and wiping onto the wire.



Allowing plenty of curing time, the coated armatures were painted with grey acryllic paint, from tips to the base. After this had dried, which wasn't that long, a wash of 'burnt umber' was applied. Before this had dried completely, the tips of the branches were given a touch of green (Humbrol Malachite green RC410) acryllic as well as a wash over the trunk and lower edges of the branches. This was allowed to dry for quite some time.



After a coat of burnt umber and green.



Once these had dried completely and to be handled, green poly fibre was glued onto the branches using PVA. At this stage, the poly fibre can be over done, so it's wise to use it sparingly. Always good to know what you are modelling and or have a photo handy to compare the real tree/s to the model.



The next step is probably the simplest. A liberal application of hair spray over the poly fibre. The glued poly fibre does not have to be dry for this step, as it will all dry together. Prior to spraying with hair spray, it is a good idea to have the flock/foliage ready to go. I chose to use a mix of Woodland Scenics course turf, 'Light Green', 'Medium Green' and another unknown brand of a 'yellowy-green'. Mix these together in a container and have them ready for sprinkling.

After a thorough application of hair spray, sprinkle the flock/foliage mix over the top from above. Make sure any poly fibre that has been covered by branches above recieve a sprinkling as well. Once enough has been applied, turn the tree up-side-down and give it a tap over a sheet of paper. Any flock/foliage that comes off can be re-used. Waste nothing ! This now turned back upright, has another application of hair spray to secure the foliage on.



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I have also completed some smaller trees than these, saplings. The method is identical although more green than burnt umber is used on the trunks/branches.

That's it for today/tonight, well until planting them anyway !

Cheers, Gary.






 



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 Posted: Wed Feb 19th, 2014 03:45 pm
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Superb! :thumbs:thumbs:thumbs

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Love your three peg armature clamp Gary,very innovative.:thumbs



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This is the first time I've ever seen those copper wire armatures look any good, Gary.

You've cracked it!  :thumbs



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Another winner for you Gary!



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Gazza! Gazza! Gazza! :doublethumb:doublethumb:doublethumb

Gazza for President!

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Great work Gary,

I'm inspired by the speed and the enthusiasm and the the time you have taken to explain how and what you have done.

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Thankyou all for the kind comments. Don't know about 'President' Terry. Do you really want the railways to return to steam, mostly Southern steam, with a few Aussie locos thrown in the mix ?? ;-) ;-)

Nothing to report on tonight, although I have started on the Lock Keepers Cottage which I'll be using as a three sided shell to cover up the point levers and isolating switch. Then I guess I'll have to place a yard or fence around this. Then again, I could convert it to the Station Masters house or a warehouse/office for a local business... Hmm ? Not sure what yet. During the curing processes of the cottage, I have railway crossing timbers to install, a yard crane, more greenery and a signal to finish...

Cheers, Gary.

 



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Now,

There is a man with a plan. :mutley

Look forward to seeing itGary.

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The Lock Keepers Cottage came together and does the required job of hiding the point levers and isolating switch. Even though there is still more detailing to be done on the cottage, ie chimney tops, gutters, downpipes, front steps, path etc, it fits nicely over the controls. All the interior was left out ofcouse, but the windows are recieving curtains !



Since the pic above has been taken, I have fitted the roof, but the back gable will need a fair bit removed to access the point levers easily. At the moment the control levers are just to close to the gable and fingers do lift the model up when activating the levers. Eventually the windows will be 'blacked out', so that the controls can not be seen in through the front.




As for the signal I was building (Ratio), I spoke with a friend who suggested that a 'starter' signal isn't necessarily applicable. His reason was that the branch (terminus) would have been controlled by exchanging staffs at the individual ground frames/signal boxes and that this is a terminus and not a through station.  Apparently there is another signal box 2 1/2 miles up the line ! ;-)

Anyway, that solves the signalling issues and that's it for tonight.

Until tomorrow, cheers for now.

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Hi Gary,

I take it you are keeping us in suspense for a shot of the font elevation :mutley

You are a bad man. Look forward to seeing the rest.

Cheers toto.

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Just to keep Toto in suspense for a pic of the cottage front, I thought I'd show off the railway crossing signs I made up.



These were made up by copying a drawing, reducing down in size to I got it 'about' right, then printing. The printing isn't the best close up (inkjet), :roll:, but it came out as reasonable as I expected. The prints were then glued to a thin piece of styrene and allowed to dry for some time. First I used Bostick and after a while flooded the paper with 'Rocket' cyano. Once this had cured properly, the sign was trimmed around the 'X', the 'Give Way' and the 'Loco icon'. This was then arranged and glued to a length of 1mm diametre styrene rod. Given adequate time to dry, the backs and post were painted with 'Grimey Black', a dark and dirty deep grey/black. The post does need painting in black/white strips, but this is the first go at sign posting !

A pic of the signs in place.



The level crossing timbers were also put in place as well. This is simply balsa cut to shape, scribed, painted in a dirty grey wash, glued in place and then dusted up. The check rails are off-cuts of old rail, bent to shape and glued into place.






The rails in the above pic definately need a clean...

Cheers, Gary.





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Hi Gary,

The sign are sound..........but you are a bad man:It's a no no, get that cottage on........I know you've finished it........you can't kid a kidder.

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Ok, Toto has waited long enough..., now I present the cottage.

This is what it looked like a few days ago...



and now...



another view...



This kit, Scalescenes Lock Keepers Cottage is a great kit, very enjoyable to build. I left off the side 'office' and used this as just a railway workers (station masters residence) cottage. I have included curtains on all windows as I didn't want the point controls (levers) to be seen. The garden could do with some lupins and roses, maybe some ivy on one of the side walls. I might just have a go at making some of these up...

Cheers, Gary.





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You've done a marvelous job of it, Gary.  :thumbs



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Excellent Gary,

Well worth the wait. It was made for the location and the scenics round about it just finish it off.

Are the brickwork walls as they came or did you have to detail these any further yourself as they look really look the part. The whole thing is very inkeeping with the rest of the layout. Very rural and natural looking. Again great use of very muted colours.

First class

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Hi Max and Toto,

Thank you both !

Toto, the brickwork is straight out of the printer ! This is Scalescenes 'Aged Brown Brick'. The kit comes in three choices of building material, Aged Red Brick, Aged Brown Brick and Ashlar. The station platform and the piers under the goods shed is also done in the same brick. You could say it all came from the local brickworks...!

Cheers, Gary.



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Yep! Ivy would look good :lol:

 

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