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 Posted: Sat Oct 20th, 2007 02:22 pm
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I thought I would share my progress on this project as others may find it useful.

I need something tall to fill one of the corners at Middleton station on my layout and it seems a church on a rise in the ground might do the trick. I have been looking around for a church that will fit into quite a tight space, give height and look the part. After a lot of looking I spotted an old Hornby kit - The Country Church. It is not a bad model and as it has no nave it will fit nicely into the space I have available. I also liked it because the etched detail is very well done and very crisp, however at about 12 it was more than I wanted to pay. As luck would have it I found one on ebay which I bought for about 3 making around 5 with p&p. It was already constructed which was good in some respects, but would make painting it more difficult. The model is moulded in beige and brown plastic:



Clearly some work is required to make it look reasonable for the layout. I decided I would paint it grey stone with a slate coloured roof. To start I painted the whole building a medium grey. I used Revell 75 as this is a brownish grey and will simualte stone well. Once dry I painted the roof a darker grey (Humbrol 27) and again once dry I treated all the woodwork; the doors and tower roof in a medium wood brown (Humbrol 110). Finally I painted the gutters, drainpipes and the iron work on the doors a very dark grey, almost black.



This will now be set aside to dry for at least 24 hours, after which I will start the weathering process.

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 Posted: Sat Oct 20th, 2007 03:30 pm
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From the photographs it looks as if it has been put together ok so that's a big plus. It looks much better already now you have painted it and the weathering should take the newness off. Looks like you are going to finish up with a fine model that fulfills your purpose. For a fiver that can't be bad.



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Looks like you are making a real nice job of that! :)

Looking forward to the weathered shots....should fill your space a treat.

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What a difference a lick of paint makes Novice - looks totally different now.

Can't wait to see how you weather it. That's a skill I've yet to master !!

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A great paint job there mate, cant wait to see how weather it.
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That looks great Novice :)



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looks good ,and sounds like its going to be even better, and its a bargain .well done novice



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That's quite a transformation, Novice. Nice one! :D

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Good work Novice - painting AND purchasing.
Does it have stained glass windows?

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Indeed it does have stained glass windows, which was one of the problems when it came to painting as they were already fitted. Needed a fine brush to get into all those window frames.

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Even better :D

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You can just make out the stained glass windows in the first photograph Mike. The browser I'm using has a magnifying glass and it makes it easier to see stuff close up.



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Will the bells ring for Tim ? :D :D :D :D :D

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Novice wrote:
Indeed it does have stained glass windows

Perfect then for some night time scenes with interior lighting :D
As for wanting bells ... :evil: :evil: :evil:



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It sure looks nice Novice :lol: What a difference....yeah i would do a ringing bell, i am sure Faller does one :wink:

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Novice,
The Church Looks great, please be thorough with your weathering technics, as I have never done it before.
Also, being from the good ole USA, I have no idea what a "nave" is, please explain.:oops:
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Wayne,

Tim is better qualified to speak of this than me so I stand to be corrected, but I'll draw on my memory as a former Churchwarden and tell you that the nave is the main part of the church where the congregation sit i.e. usually the central isle and the pews (seats). :D :D

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Correct, Les - as opposed to a "knave" which is a young servant boy, or a rogue :!: :wink:

By the way, we have 'naves' in the USA as well :!:



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Tim wrote a "knave" which is a young servant boy, or a rogue

Oh Tim "lead us not into tempatation". :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Not me, Les - but it seems as if the more scurrilous parts of the church have both naves and knaves :!: :!: :!: :wink:



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