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 Posted: Mon Mar 1st, 2010 12:28 pm
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Very neat DD indeed!

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Nice stone effect :thumbs Should look excellent with a lick of paint.

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Thanks, Sol.
It's like making jewellery in this scale.

Here we can see the sub-road laid and the beginning of contour formers for the landscape.
Total bridge length = under 2".

This will be used as a sort of cameo to be dropped onto the layout just before the stream enters the water-mill before winding down to join the harbour.

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Sorry Mike - didn't see you there!

Much to my surprise, the stones do look prototypical with our local rubble stonework - the mortar being slapped on proud of the stonework as they repair it over the years..



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that looks very very good,more power to your elbow.
looking forward to seeing it painted.

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Thanks all.

Here's an illustration of my 'contour' method which works in any scale.

Rather than use great globs of plaster and wire netting I use plasticard and poly.

The shapes of the contours are cut from, say, 1mm plasticard (it doesn't matter much).
These are stuck at intervals and supported by strips of 2mm plasticard.

Now the enjoyable part.
Thin strips of lightest plasticard (I can see my finger through it) are glued to the supports in all different directions.
When covered with scatter, blown grass, gravel etc. it is all invisible and very light and strong.
(Strong enough to stick on plastic figures, structures etc. with poly).

Just a start in the picture which gives an idea.

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This gives a better idea.

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Hey, that looks really good DD.  Most impressed...:thumbs

Edit:.......and at that time I hadn't realised it carried on to Page 2.  It just got better and better....

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    Absolutely Gorgeous!! I like the method so much,I'm seriously contemplating ripping out Perranporth Bridge and starting it again! This is one lucky kid that'll get this layout!!
 
Top Job!
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Cheers,John.B.:thumbs

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Thanks, lads.
Perhaps I'll get some interesting post in the morning.

Is there a consensus on the best plastic figures for N?
I'm certainly not making those!



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That bridge as shown , is bigger on my PC screen than in real life. I took it down to 63% - first class DD.

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Thank you.

Now I've found a system, the Dremel will be making walls, buildings etc.
Wish it didn't make such a noise though.

Can I get DLA for white finger syndrome?



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Blimy Peter, Did you hand scribe each stone in Das or similar? And the top copings appear to be individual stones.

A real work of art!  Well donr Sir.:pathead

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Flippimg heck DD that looks bloody marvelous mate. Any chancw if i gavw you a order you could it up please. :thumbs

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Very impressive!

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Not bad, not bad at all. ;-)

Will it not work out a tad expensive if you use plasticard like that for the whole layout?

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"Did you hand scribe each stone in Das or similar?"

Just ordinary 2mm plasticard, Don.
That's the thickest I have and I thought it would be a thick enough wall for a small bridge (scale 1').
However, I think I'll laminate another scale 6" to the pillars.
The 'scribing' with the Dremel doesn't take too long.

Phill: As you are the first to ask, PM me with your requirements and I'll see what I can do. As long as it's not the Great Wall of China there won't be a charge. (This has to be a one time offer or I'll spend the rest of my life with a Dremel in my hand!).

What about Plastic figures?
Any recommendations?



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... and thanks for the kind words. They help with motivation.



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"Will it not work out a tad expensive if you use plasticard like that for the whole layout?"

Yes.

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Thought so.

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