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 Posted: Fri Aug 13th, 2010 04:17 pm
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Here we are, the upper cornice moulding painted off-white........














....and the lower mould, much simpler, just three flat pieces of card.








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You are a genius Doug - that moulding is superb. :thumbs

What do you use to cut the CD cases with ?  I'd imagine they would split if you tried using a kraft knife (although I've never tried, it's the type of material that would worry me) and I doubt a saw would do it either.

Once I know, then maybe I can find a use for the dozens of empty cases I've got !!!!!



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I'm loving this, John Ahern was my hero from way-back-when. Madder Valley and Madder Port, names on buildings like Quibble & Cuss Solicitors etc. brilliant. I have plans drawn up for (Oh no! not another one) 0 gauge micro for a quay side layout with. wait for it, a method for making the tide seem to ebb and flow.
May be just may be Warley 2011 or 2012. No, I cannot be serious.
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Mike wrote: method for making the tide seem to ebb and flow.



:shock::shock::shock::shock::shock::shock::shock::shock::shock::shock::shock::shock: :thud


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A tilting baseboard or a large chair labelled "Canute" ? :hmm:hmm



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What do you use to cut the CD cases with ?  I'd imagine they would split if you tried using a kraft knife (although I've never tried, it's the type of material that would worry me) and I doubt a saw would do it either.

 


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Look here, Peter.

I think I'll make a dozen and bring them to the show and flog them at £2 each!!

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Thanks Doug - I'd forgotten that thread. :oops:

Do they hold an edge well or do you have to sharpen them fairly frequently ?  I'll happily buy one from you. :thumbs



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Using an 'all hard' blade they keep an edge for ages. To re-sharpen they only need a minute touch on the outside tip on a wheel, even a rub with fine wet and dry will do it. The important thing is to keep a 'hook' so that the waste plastic is actively lifted out of the groove, thus obviating any binding. Simply keep making even, moderately firm strokes until there is only a whisker of material left, then break off. You could carry right on through, but boy does it make a mess of a cutting board!

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Now for the horrid bit....cutting and gluing the mitred corners of the upper cornice before fitting the roof. I hate cutting mitres, knowing that if it goes wrong you only have so much spare moulding!

Then, using the inside measurements of the cornice I drew out a development as discussed earlier, just remembering to leave on two little overhangs for the plain guttering over the clap-board walls and altering the rear side to make a flat low-relief side.

Using little scraps of card I made up a three legged pattern from which I cut out three internal braces, deliberately using thin corrugated card as it is rigid and light, but soft enough to squeeze a little if a hard high spot shows up. Then all edges are sealed with 75% PVA to strengthen them and the scored folds treated similarly so that tomorrow, when well dried I can use a sandpaper plane to give a smooth outside surface.

The roof will be covered with a new Scalescenes small red 'old' tile paper, soon to be released, and will not be made up from individual strips because the real tiles show little more than 3" - 4" in each row.













I'm really being held up at the moment because I am waiting for some doors from Chivers Finelines, last week after 2 weeks wait I called
to ask when they would arrive and I was told 'Sorry, I forgot your order......' and I'm still waiting.

Without them I can't fit the lower front wall, so can't fit the beams under the upper floor, or the lower moulding or the pillars......Aaagh!

Hope it's still interesting, any questions do shout out.

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I see you've wrapped the Scalescenes tile sheet around the side walls, are you planning to use any quions or other means of diguising the curved tiles ?

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I thing Doof hopes to if post #32 is any thing to go by. I am also looking foreward to this part as well.

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It's coming on a treat Doug - the moulding and roof look superb. :thumbs

I too wonder about the corners. :hmm



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Stubby47 wrote: I see you've wrapped the Scalescenes tile sheet around the side walls, are you planning to use any quions or other means of diguising the curved tiles ?

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Hi, Stu,

Research shows that there were two ways of doing the 'corners', i.e. 'Purpose [made] Tiles' which turn 90 degrees or something called 'Winchester cutting' in which tiles are cut on the cant like shingles. I've experimented with cutting into the corner with a fine blade under each tile and lifting them slightly like the scales of a fish and as the overhang is only about 3/4" in real life this is how I will do it, but because the effect is easily squashed with handling it will have to be the very last thing to be done.......and if it goes wrong.......:shock:

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In case you think I have given up, herewith the progress to date, roof, lower moulding, doors and a base to put it on. It looks a bit skew-whiff as the base isn't glued up yet as I have to put the beams under the overhang, build some steps up to the doors and fix the notice-boards and perhaps a barometer for public display for them Ancient Mariners...




Keep on doin' it,

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Outstanding Doug.........Outstanding :thumbs

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First class Doug really enjoying watching you do this

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I am not going to respond as I cannot find the right words to say coz what I would say, IMO, would not be adequate to convey my appreciation of such modelling !
Perhaps a few Koala stamps might be OK to hand out to you Doug.

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Yes outstanding work, doofer :thumbs

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Absolutely.

Also pleased to see a Bank letter used as scrap blotter.



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Are you bringing any of your buildings over fro the show ?

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