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Here's some progress shots of the detailing so far. I like to work on an area around two feet, I think that by doing this it makes the layout more interesting. In this case it's the washery, screens etc.

 

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Great pictures Phil and I love the weathering you have carried out. There are going to be questions about your methods, that's for sure. The figures too I would think, they fit in perfectly.

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That looks tremendous, well done.

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That's lovely work, Phil.

Are there many of those design water towers around - or was it a one off?

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Now that's just amazing Phil - my gob is truly smacked but you can't just sneak things like that in without telling us more ........!!!

What's the water tower and how did you do it ?

Tell us about the weathering, the steps, the metal pipes etc. etc. etc. ?

What are the figures (I recall you've been searching for them on another thread) ?

Excellent stuff but we - or at least I - want to know how it's done ...................:cheers


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Very nice indeed, loads of detail. I like the way you have grouped the figures in relaxed poses. They look perfect in the positions you have placed them. Also the brickwork on the derelict tin shed is great too.

Bob

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Here's a few I forgot to add, by the way Photoshop was used for the water in the cooling tower, this was just to add effect as that part of the modelling is not finished.

I'll post later with info on how the weathering etc was done.

 





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Great work Phil I really like the railings around your metal steps and landings

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MaxSouthOz wrote:

Are there many of those design water towers around - or was it a one off?





I made it from memory from when I worked as a painter at Oakdale colliery, in fact if you type it into google images it should come up, I notice that there's a slight difference right at the top so not bad after 27 years! There were a few designs about. I made it with card, two sections, a box and cone, it was then painted with Polyfiller and painted, lightly weathered with an airbrush and then the calcium water marks added with a brush.

 

The metal pipes were made from Plastruct, painted, (in this case blue which was the theme for Oakdale Colliery but others colours were use) and dry brushed with rust coloured paint. The weathering is pretty standard stuff, but it's just having good observation and making sure that the colours used are right and the right amount applied.

Most of the buildings were airbrushed and then dry brushed.

Wills brick sheets were used with I think three types of weathering, picture 3 shows bricks with (left) dark mortar, (middle) new built with grey mortar and (4) old built, black mortar. This was created by painting over the brickwork with  thinned paint, sometimes oil based Humbrol etc and sometimes water based acrilic. It was then rubbed off with a cloth leaving the paint in the pointing then airbrushed and dry brushed.

 

The concrete block hut with the two men outside was made from card which was scored, Wills corrugated sheet for the roof.

 

The ridged drain pipe (pic 8) coming from the washery building and running across the floor next to this hut is a 0.56" guitar string.

The railings in pic 3 was made from brass, soldered and stuck to the plastic steps, the railings going to the washery with the two men on it is plastruct.


The new building (just being built) roof has not had any paintwork because it's new!

The men under the building are an unknown make they're HO so better viewed that way. The others are Bachmann mineworkers and I think costruction workers modified slightly and re-painted.

 

If i've left anything out, please remind me.

 

Phil


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Absolutely Superb modelling skills, I love the atmosphere and that water tower is amazing... Very well done I look forward to seeing more...

RE-gards Sapper Jethro

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Absolutely superb Phil!  Brass wire, rod and strip is very useful for the fine detail.  Plastic is really too fragile.

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Thanks guys, there are more pictures with a backscene added if you're interested in my thread below Pen Y Bryn.

 

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Lovely model work Phil, Full of character and atmosphere.
Railways and colleries really go well together on a model railway, As they used to in real life.

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Too true Derek ;-)

 

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Excellent scene with fantastic modelling. Very convincing indeed . The weathering is particularly good and gives it that fourth dimension. Keep up the good work and of course, keep us posted please.

Cheers

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Thanks Toto, I will do;-)

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Absolutely stunning......where are Elephant stamps when I need them:lol:  A dancing hen hardly does it justice:chicken


No wonder Pen y Bryn is one of my favourite layouts...... it captures the look and atmosphere of both area and era so brilliantly I never tire of browsing through the thread

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There you go, John.

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Thanks John, appreciated :)

 

Max, there's a Blackwood a few miles from me, pity that's not the one where you live, we could have met up for railway stuff :)

 

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Absolutely, Phil.   :cool:

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MaxSouthOz wrote:

There you go, John.

That's a weird looking efelant Max -  :lol: 

Great work Phil
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Now you've hurt her feelings, Dave.  :roll:


                 

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