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This is my first attempt to publish using photobucket. A picture of a cottage, currently under construction. Made from foamboard - more to follow if this works :)




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Go on then Sparky, tell us how you did it! :wink: :D No keeping secrets when you get results like this. :D

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Yes, come on sparky that looks a little different. How did you do the tiles?


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happy to reveal all when i have mastered photobucket, the original was on a jig saw puzzle picture. the tiles are made using roy hickman,s method ,its a bit of a lark but they turn out well. At the moment i am struggling to get pics off of my pc onto photobucket, :(

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Yeah i third the coments made, you cant keep the build to yourself on here, so spill :D
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Definitely calls for a 'how to' Reg. Nice to see that you have got the photobucket thing worked out.

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It's a club within a club :!: :!: :!:

It's the Scratchbuilders Club :!:

or should that be
"The venerable Order Of Barchester Forum Scratchbuilders" :?:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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As a Fifer, I have spent a fair bit of time taking runs to the many little fishing villages along the coast. Anstruther, Crail, St Monans, Pitenweem etc and I must say your model looks like it was lifted straight from any one of them, it really captures the feel of these places.

All you have to do now is shoehorn it in between a few more of the same, some low one storey cottages and a gnarly old pub that smells of stale IPA and fish, et voila! a fishing village (aka tourist trap) :lol:

Really very nice work.

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Gwent Rail wrote:It's a club within a club :!: :!: :!:

It's the Scratchbuilders Club :!:

or should that be
"The venerable Order Of Barchester Forum Scratchbuilders" :?:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


How about, "Society Of Barchester Scratchbuilders" or SOBS for short :lol:

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sparky wrote:happy to reveal all when i have mastered photobucket, the original was on a jig saw puzzle picture. the tiles are made using roy hickman,s method ,its a bit of a lark but they turn out well. At the moment i am struggling to get pics off of my pc onto photobucket, :(

Sorry to show my ignorance, Sparky, but what exactly is 'Roy Hickman's Method' ? I have to put my hands up to not knowing who Roy Hickman is. I've led a very sheltered life, you understand. :oops: :roll: :wink:

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Let's hope he has a web site Perry. Looks very useful for us.

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I've just 'Googled' him and it seems he gets invited to quite a few exhibitions to demonstrate making scenery etc, from household stuff. This link shows him at work at one of them:

http://www.roystondmrc.co.uk/club%20pics/11180027a.jpg

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Is that concentration, or is he always that happy :?:

If I could build models like him, good enough to be regularly demonstrating, you'd never be able to wipe the smug smile off my face :!: 8)

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There's real character in your cottage, Reg. I think you've done a great job on it.
I'm looking forward to a how-to, because I'm planning to build my station building from foam board, and probably cover it with plastikard.

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I'm excited about this one, Reg :!: A while back (Forum Mark II I think) we were treated to a vibrant discussion of foamboard as a modelling material and were shown a brilliant "How To" by a chap named Misha. (Misha come back to us please :!: ) Now you've re-ignited the subject we can move on - and I have foam board waiting in the wings to be used, in my case for low relief buildings.

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thank you for the kind comments guys, i am still having problems with my pc at the moment but a friend (simon) is coming to take a look . following which i will try to tell you more about that cottage ,and the tiles .

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Well you're a dark horse Reg. You never said you were up this this mark - its brilliant. :shock: :shock: :D

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This is the original picture (from a jigsaw puzzle) which I based the cottage on.....





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So if thats the pic you built on, then daft question but how did you work the side out then. I cant see the side view?.
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Well Reg made the jigsaw first and then looked round the back - obvious really Phill. :lol: :lol:

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Oh of course i forgot :oops: . No i just wondered thats all, cause its a very good building and i just wondered how he worked the sides out, so no need to be sarky ok :evil: :D :D
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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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As Simon is here I am able to post the other side......in a few minutes ;p

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thats what they mean by modellers licence Phill
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Ok i get the pic then, so when i build my water tower that Perry is so keen to see, i too will use my modelers licence then :D .
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Here you are Phill, pictures of the other side ;p




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This is probably what you really meant Phil.

I had to improvise the other sides and thought it would be good if it was a fishmonger's shop and as you can see its on a hillside sloping into the stream.





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Thankyou for that, nice to see someone give a nice answer on here :D .
Like i was told, you dont ask how are you supose to learn.
Thanks
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All that time we were with him Les and he never said a word. The crafty old so and so. :lol: :wink: It's obvious we have yet another good modeller on the forum, our future is bright indeed.

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Dead right Bob - he'll get a pile of questions next time. :D

Hey Phill don't go moody on me - after all I did buy you a virtual drink in the Baseboards section. (very nice vintage it was too - just finished the bottle, hic) :lol: :lol:

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Nope i aint moody with you less, respect your elders and all that :D :D and as for the drink it was very nice thanks.
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Phil wrote respect your elders and all that

Cheeky Monkey :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Very good Reg, As Lawrence said it does look like the buildings on the East Neuk of Fife. This is the area that I am modelling and I have used many of the Harburn Hobbies range as stand ins while I get round to making my own. I will have to modify or scrathbuild as there is little on the market that fills the gap. Very nice.

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Hi Neil,
As you could see that was copied from a picture so i don,t expect it was even a factual house , anyway a lot easier to scratchbuild that sort of thing ,than the goods shed that perry has built , plenty of modellers licence there and accuracy not so important. reminds me a bit of portmerrion where its all a bit fantasy land , no one to say "you got that wrong". plenty of track laying and wiring going on at the moment a bit boring for an ex spark but looking forward to getting on with some proper modelling before too long.best wishes :D

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Now PortMerrion would be a good idea for a layout. :lol:

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What an excellent idea neil all sorts of wierd buildings different shapes and colours ,a few dragons thrown in pulling carts (jeff would do those)
dwarfs (n gauge)and a quirky loco pulling an assortment of fantasy carriages, bob could make a cardboard castle ,novice a wobbly church .sort of an emmet thing really.there must be lots of ideas out there amongst our lot. les in charge of smoke effects. :D :D :D

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Oh you are a pal Reg, suggesting promotion for me like that. :lol:

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Hi Les :D :D :D                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ✓     B                                


                 

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