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 Posted: Sat Jun 28th, 2008 07:53 am
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Building the low relief warehouse has resulted in some large chunks of spare plastic card and I thought I could use these to construct a workshop extension to the warehouse complex. It will be based on the 'Northlight Factory building from the Bachmann Scenecraft range and will be a typical brick shed type structure.

http://www.bachmann.co.uk/image_box.php4?image=images1/scraft/44-021.jpg&cat_no=44-021&info=0&width=600&height=445

I started off with the panels cut from the card used for the warehouse. I have some spare windows and I made a template of these from some clear plastic packaging. The outlines were marked on the sheet and cut out:



Once completed I need to work out how to design the main walls.

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 Posted: Sat Jun 28th, 2008 01:44 pm
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Having cut out all the windows and the brick surrounds I assembled the structure. Next a line of ornamental bricks was placed along the top edge and some downpipes added:



The roof detail is fixed in place and the whole thing is given a coat of brick colour. The little grey thing on the left is an air duct:



This building is going to have virtually no side walls at all as it will sit flush against the backscene. The next task will be to weather the brick work and add the windows.

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 Posted: Sat Jun 28th, 2008 05:19 pm
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that is going to look good alongside your warehouse,nice addition to the layout.
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I agree ,the airduct is a nice touch :)



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The glazing is now fitted, I went for some cheap printed on clear plastic type, as this building will be tucked well to the rear of the backscene. I put some grease proof paper behind the glazing to block off the see through effect. I tried black but I lost the window frames, which are a dark grey colour. The detail was then painted in and a sgn added:



The next picture is included just to give a feel for how thin this building really is:



Well that's about it. When the final location is decided I will probably add a little more weathering.

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 Posted: Sun Jun 29th, 2008 07:28 am
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Very nice with that glazing, suprised how thin it is thou.
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Are you sure you're not Perry under a pseudonym? :lol: :lol:

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Les wrote:Are you sure you're not Perry under a pseudonym? :lol: :lol:

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'fraid not, but I have learnt a great deal from the master scratchbuilder. I hope he can return soon.

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Bob, I will take 2 units please - I can add the name plate myself!

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Bob

Looks really good after looking at many types of backscene to me doing low relief plasticard buildings and structures is the best way in my opinion you retain the 3d effect which any sort of printed backscene cannot provide so if you do use a printed backscene in conjunction with your low relief it makes a good transition.

Its what i call the changeover point that creates the problem by doing thin low relief you are blending the situation.

cheers Brian.W

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Great Stuff Bob,
That layed down flat pic really says it all.When viewed 'head on',it appears to have depth,greatly helped by the layers,the guttering,air vent,etc....but takes up virtually no space at all.Brilliant way to create the illusion,and very well done too.

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DID YOU EVER POST THE FINISHED PROJECT IT LOOKED A NICE JOB



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Really looks good you could put 10 of those units together and they would not look out of place.:thumbs



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Completely missed this one Bob :oops::oops::oops:

It looks great - what are the decorative bricks ?  They seem very effective.



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coffeepot wrote: DID YOU EVER POST THE FINISHED PROJECT IT LOOKED A NICE JOB
Hi James.

I have just checked my thread and I never actually took a picture of the finished item in place. I will do so next time I am back in UK and post it. 

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Petermac wrote: Completely missed this one Bob :oops::oops::oops:

It looks great - what are the decorative bricks ?  They seem very effective.


Hi Peter

The decorative brickwork come from the Wills detailing set. It has loads of useful stuff like chimney pots, drains, drain pipes, weather boards and capstones etc. I use these packs a lot.

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Thanks Bob - I'll have to look at their stuff.  Certainly the decorative brick course looks very impressive. :cheers



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