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 Posted: Wed Jan 13th, 2021 09:41 pm
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This shot looks so very realistic Michael.  One can imagine arriving at the top of that bank to be confronted with the creek and hotel on the opposite bank.  As Matt said, it really does create a sense of open space, one can almost smell the fresh air.




Although the overall scene is important - that's what initially grabs ones attention - it's the smaller details that set it apart from the also rans.  Those bits of fencing, the classic cars awaiting restoration (or scrapping), the broken fence in the scrumping scene and the tyre repair and the wonderful landforms.............  So much to look at other than "railway" related items - it all helps to turn a model train layout into a miniature snapshot of a moment in time.




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Thank you very much Peter, that is very much appreciated.  I'm not quite the master of the cameo scene - we know the masters of that, but I am trying to capture the feeling of a small market town, so those little things matter.
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Some minor additions, and new angles of the creek.










From the opposite side of the bridge looking back towards the main layout




I was going to buy the mooring rings, but in the end decided that, as I want as much as possible to be scratch built, I would have a go at making them...




And finally, the last of the trees is made and in position.


The creek itself has had a basecoat of paint because I was fed up with looking at white, and I have some things on order for some detailing, but I may leave it all alone now until warmer weather and I can do the water.  It will give me time to think of any scenes I want to make around the whole Creek area too. So I think that will be it for updates on this end of the layout until anything significant comes along.  

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Excellent Michael......you have certainly captured the sense of space you were aiming for.
The mooring rings look great too.........a diffident suggestion.....with the tidal drop a rusty barnacled ladder would not look out of of place so the jetty can be accessed by users of small craft.

I see you slipped Petermac’s favourite loco into the scene. :lol::pedal

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Headmaster wrote:I was going to buy the mooring rings, but in the end decided that, as I want as much as possible to be scratch built, I would have a go at making them...




Michael

That looks amazing. I would like to know how you made the rings and the nets please? I want to steal them!



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I absolutely agree with Chris here Michael - those mooring rings look superb - very well done - I'm all ears to hear how you made them !

Also, great to see a different view of the creek and it's environs.

This shot is brilliant - the tree looks so real :



Can you actually see the view from this angle normally or did you have to stand on your head with your left arm tucked under your right knee to get it ?







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Hi Chris and Peter, and thank you.
The rings were mode with some thin wire ... I get it on a roll at the Pound store, in the gardening section.  It's very pliable and cheap!  I then cut a short length and wrapped it around an old paintbrush of a suitable size, then holding the wire with a pair of needle nose pliers, I kept turning the brush  so that it pulled tight and formed a neat circle.  Then either cut, or I found the wire just snapped leaving a neat circle.  I then took another piece of wire which I simply bent double to create a cleat to hold the ring and attached, through a hole, to a rectangle of 1mm card and secured with a touch of superglue.  Once all dry, I painted it in a suitable dark grey/brown mix and then fitted to the quay.  Then I touched this up, as the paint tends to come off the ring and added suitable rusty colour, which I let go onto the quay itself.  Finally  gave it a wash of a rusty colour so that it lost any blobs of colour.... Tada... done.  I made six in about 30 minutes, so not a time consuming job.

The fishing nets are made form the nylon bag my onions came in from the supermarket.  I'm sure you know the sort of thing, a sort of stretchy plastic netting.  I cut it into rectangles and then just tried different ways of folding it to try and get something that looked a little realistic.  Originally I tried gluing the netting, but that went quite blobby, so in the end I heated it wit a lighter and then pressed it together.  Possibly not the healthiest way, but it was quick and effective.  Just don't set fire to it!  The floats are just sculpey, baked in the oven and painted and glued in place.  Originally I put too many on, but it is definitely a case of less is more.  I made about 8 different versions of which I think three look right, so it was just a case of trial error to get it right.  The picture shows one net I made placed over the top of another.

The shot from the other side of the bridge took a little bit of contortion, but all the others can be seen from relatively normal viewing angles.  

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John Dew wrote: Excellent Michael......you have certainly captured the sense of space you were aiming for.
The mooring rings look great too.........a diffident suggestion.....with the tidal drop a rusty barnacled ladder would not look out of of place so the jetty can be accessed by users of small craft.

I see you slipped Petermac’s favourite loco into the scene. :lol::pedal

Stay safe


Thank you John.  Yes, I have a ladder to paint, weather and fit..... not sure how I will do barnacles!  I also need to add some suitable weathering to the wall, but I don' want to overdo that.

Yes, Peter made no comment - maybe I have won him over!

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Headmaster wrote: John Dew wrote: Excellent Michael......you have certainly captured the sense of space you were aiming for.
The mooring rings look great too.........a diffident suggestion.....with the tidal drop a rusty barnacled ladder would not look out of of place so the jetty can be accessed by users of small craft.

I see you slipped Petermac’s favourite loco into the scene. :lol::pedal

Stay safe


Thank you John.  Yes, I have a ladder to paint, weather and fit..... not sure how I will do barnacles!  I also need to add some suitable weathering to the wall, but I don' want to overdo that.

Yes, Peter made no comment - maybe I have won him over!

Michael


:mutley :mutley

I meant to mention the wall.....you need a high water mark with different weathering above and below a fairly obvious line of  sea weed and deritrus because the top two feet or so above the line will rarely if ever be covered by the tide

But I do agree less will be more:lol:



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Headmaster wrote: John Dew ................
I see you slipped Petermac’s favourite loco into the scene. :lol::pedal

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Yes, Peter made no comment - maybe I have won him over!

Michael


My New Year Resolution - I promised not to be nasty or make derogatory comments ...........  no matter how grotesque the scene may appear ... :cheers



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I can't think of anything to say except that it all looks great. A barnacle covered ladder eh. I'm sure you'll come up with an idea to do it.



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Thank you Pete.  I haven't thought of what other scenes to add, although a few ideas are beginning to germinate.  I need one or two to fit in with my "novels" theme, so I'm having to research things I can buy or make.
I have, however, finished of weathering the wall.  I wanted it to be a little  subtle, so am happy with it so far.



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Loving this Michael.  Great texture and variation.

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