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 Posted: Sun Jan 31st, 2021 10:26 am
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Great work, and good tips as usual Doug!
I think you are already aware of http://www.textures.com, but they are worth a mention for those who are in need of images of doors, windows, walls, and well, really, textures...

Keep up the good work,
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It might be:  https://www.textures.com/

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 Posted: Sun Jan 31st, 2021 11:56 am
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That's the badger! Thanks Sean.

So, I'm mainly doing doors today [teehee]

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Doug, you and I seem to approach scratch building from the 2 extremes, you appear to do everything yourself, whereas I don't mind spending a bit more cash to reach a similar end result.
My cutting mat is, for the most part, my plotter cutter, somewhat quicker and more accurate than my efforts at cutting out by 86 year old hand; I buy my card in packs of A4 sheets, I buy etched brass windows and doors and cast chimneys, I've also bought cast bay windows and dormers. I also use Scalescenes brick and stone, print them to A4 self adhesive label stock, one advantage of N gauge, I can get more buildings on an A4 sheet than 00 modellers can, e.g. 2 x 6 house terraces (or 4 if low relief)
I must admit to bashing a few Metcalfe kits, in fact very few things that I buy go on the layout as bought, locos get at least renumbered or some get modified.
I do enjoy reading your exploits, picked up a few ideas too, thanks.



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Thanks for the reply, Mike, ignore that Gastwo, he's a reactionary...
We are all just trying to do what we can to make miniature things look as real as possible.

I quickly passed over that word 'spending', it makes feel faint.

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Door and doorstep, black cartridge paper for hinges.



I did try a darker coloured door, but it all started to look 'samey'. Now the bit I'm not looking forward to, making it 3D instead of flat, hope it folds up square.

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That door looks fab and I think the colour is great.
If it was me, I'd add a little bit of a dark wash at the bottom of door to show years of use in the rain!



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Good call, Chris, thank you 👍



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Just a bit of self-indulgence, Corner Cottage posed up in situ 'cos I don't want to start the roof and scullery extension today...



For the first time since I can't remember when I had a lay-in until 0930! In front of the bank is apiece of bark that I intend to slice carefully to act as 'rock' texture. You can't beat Nature for looking natural, after all.

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That is a wonderful position for the cottage - it will look great.  I used bark at the Faversham Creek too - only needed a bit of highlighting to have that old bare rock look.  
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Thanks Michael. I used a bit or two on the old Bear's End.

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The cottage looks superb in that setting Doug. I rather suspect it wasnt just plonked there........I am intrigued about the amount of pre-planning you put in......do you do a lot sketches and mock ups?.

I do like your bye-lines.....particularly the last one!

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Thank you John,
I do a few sketches and birds' eye views, but having spent a long time doing watercolours I try to look for a 'view' when I can. The [low] height of the building with gap in the trees is there to frame the distant houses on the backscene and hopefully increase the recession. Don't think for one minute I plan everything, suffering from FAFFA Syndrome that path leads to procrastination and madness!
A departure from the norm for me, the rear wall of the cottage is completely blank!

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Only just caught this thread Doug.  Looking good.  I like the tip about using a nut or washer for the window frames.Following with interest.

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Hullo again, herewith a posed-up tryout of the scullery extension to Corner Cottage, hopefully there will be roofs applied to both soon. I don't know whether to use slates on the extension, or 6" Wave asbestos sheeting.

I remember the outside privvy we had at Milland, it was horribly noisy in the rain as it was roofed with corrugated iron so I thought I'd spare the resident, a Slavic refugee lady, Mrs Gerda Brijj, from that discomfort..



Poop-poop!

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That's looking excellent Doug - as one would expect from you ................. :roll:

I love the way the backscene blends in so well.

I think one would generally find that these lean-to buildings had corrugated iron rooves ( or roofs if you prefer !) - either "wriggly tin" or possibly Roman tiles (where I came from).  Slates were not common in East Yorkshire - too far from Welsh Wales I'd guess.

By coincidence, I almost had a Gerda Brijj at Maxmill until you recommended a certain Beau Stryng - I wonder if it was the same Ms Brijj ......................... :hmm




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Tee-hee!
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