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 Posted: Tue Nov 17th, 2020 10:27 pm
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The only constructive criticism I'd make is the height of the lamp posts. They seem to be two storeys high. Or I could be talking rubbish. :)



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TeaselBay wrote: Those photos are fantastic. It’s nice to see the landscape view, I can now picture how the magnificent street vies runs into the station area. 
These trees you have added are brill too. 


Thank you Chris.  It's tricky to take a landscape view in the loft, but as I have had a tidy up, it was worth a go!  Of course I am so used to seeing how everything connects that I assume everyone else does, but not without showing you.   Abbey Street then runs into the market square - so more buildings to make,  but I shall have a bit of a break from them after this lot and think about how I am going to fix the creek scenic boards and then I can do some more landscaping - including the dreaded water.

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Always happy to have constructive feedback Peter.  I suppose lamp posts may vary in height and certainly some of the new modern ones in town are much taller.  I could always trim them down at the base, or make a larger hole and push them through....But going back through my research photos, you can see the height of our traditional lamposts.
The real problem with the lamps is that the lanterns are overscale, but I refuse to pay the asking prices for alternatives, at least for now.



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Yes I can see your point. Thanks for putting that picture up, I was surprised to see a lamp of that type so tall.



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The first two houses of the "long terrace" have been joined together and roofs on.  Tiling to do and then some detailing, but at last things are starting to come together.  I will hide the join with a drainpipe, once the roof is finished, because I tend to knock such things off when I am tiling and painting, so those more fragile things wait until the end.

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Looking good against that back scene. Will you use strips and score them for the individual slates/tiles in each row?



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Hi Pete, and thank you.  I have experimented with strips and scoring, but it doesn’t give the effect I want.  Or rather I can’t get it to - others are much more successful.  Instead I cut individual tiles from card and glue each one in place.  As most of the buildings I’m making for Abbey Street have old Kent clay tiles so this gives quite a good simulation
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That's a superb scene Michael.

Love the railings - very authentic. :thumbs

I wonder, when it's all complete, will you take some photos and show them to your town council ?  They would surely be impressed with your coies of the buildings.  It's a pity you can't transport the whole layout to the town hall .............

I don't envy your tiling task - there must be quite a lot of tiles to cut and fit - just like the real thing !!



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Burning the midnight oil! 12:54 am!!!!



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Petermac wrote: That's a superb scene Michael.

Love the railings - very authentic. :thumbs

I wonder, when it's all complete, will you take some photos and show them to your town council ?  They would surely be impressed with your coies of the buildings.  It's a pity you can't transport the whole layout to the town hall .............

I don't envy your tiling task - there must be quite a lot of tiles to cut and fit - just like the real thing !!


Thank you Peter, and excuse my tardy reply.  Very kind of you.The railings are Ratio, I think. Bl***y fiddly!!  but they do look good.  I fear Faversham Creek will never leave the loft as a complete layout, unless the floor collapses.  Last year we had a Faversham Street Scenes display by the local council - paintings and photographs (sadly no models) from local artists - but that has gone now, otherwise I might well have taken them down there, or photographs of the models.  As to the tiling.......

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TeaselBay wrote: Burning the midnight oil! 12:54 am!!!!
I'd be nocturnal if it were not for the day job!!

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I haven't posted updates for a little while because I've been busy with the roof tiling.  The brick buildings required close to 500 tiles to be individually cut and glued in place, and the timber frame buildings have 85 tiles in each row, and 17 rows, which makes 1,445, give or take.  So close to 2000 tiles!  Thankfully cutting was done by the Silhouette cutter, but each was slowly glued into place by hand.  The finished tiling, as yet unpainted.....





Hopefully, when painted, it will have been worth it.

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Wow - all done and no doubt each one lovingly laid accompanied by a verse of Mahabharata ..................................

They look fabulous Michael but my word, I was going to say a labour of love but I suspect any semblance of love disappeared before the first house was complete !!



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Hahaha.  Actually it is one of those jobs I find relatively relaxing.  I can have the TV or radio on and then fixing them is relatively mindless.  I can do a little bit, then have a break, then back to it, hence it has taken a while.  I've learned how to position the tiles with tweezers relatively quickly.
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Thats an awesome tiling job Michael. I, too, admire your patience....even with the tv on to help!
I only go as far as using strips..they are nowhere near as effective as your method

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Thank you John.  I think they they have become a stylistic addition to the buildings and I couldn't think of doing roofs any other way now.  Whether it is actually worth the time or not, I'm not sure.  From a typical viewing distance, they look good, but then, so do other methods (including the strip method).  My problem with the strips was that I could never get them as straight as they ought be.  And although time consuming, it isn't actually difficult.  Not like trying to create a full Scalescenes Hotel from a half relief kit, with all of those fiddly details!
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The penultimate building on Abbey Street now has a roof.  


I have more than doubled the length of the buildings on the street now, if I do not include the small cottage at the end.





So there is just one more building to make for Abbey Street, and then I will be into the Market Square, but that is going to take quite a bit of planning before construction can take place.  And I may need a break from making buildings, so it will be trying to resolve how I am going to go about making the creek.

But first to finish off these.  Painting and detailing to do.....

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"The penultimate building on Abbey Street now has a roof."
And what a roof!  The mind boggles at the amount of individual tiles you've cut.



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I'd like to live im Abbey Street - it looks like a brilliant place to be. :pathead :pathead :thumbs 



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