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 Posted: Fri Aug 31st, 2012 01:05 pm
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Jim, brilliant work!  I particularly like the correct longer white lines on the approach to the junction to indicate a hazard.  It is a pet hate of mine when one looks at a model railway layout where the builder has painted random white lines on the roads without any regard to their purpose.
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 Posted: Fri Aug 31st, 2012 01:22 pm
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Thanks Terry

Another little trick is to use pepper for the debris that accumulates off 'the racing line"



Ill shut up now ;)

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 Posted: Sat Sep 1st, 2012 08:59 am
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Impressive!! :thumbs
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 Posted: Sat Sep 1st, 2012 11:07 am
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Hi
Sorry I haven't responded sooner - thanks to all for your comments. I think there have been some very valid remarks, and there is no right or wrong, all materials have their place and use.
I would like to address one issue regarding paper / card modelling - it really does depend a lot on 2 issues as fas as I can tell.
  1. The quality of the printed material - by this I mean the realism of the textures such as bricks, their colour and how they look both close up and from a distance.
  2. Those little details - this is things like windowsills added as an additional layer - to give that small amount of 3 dimension to what otherwise will be a bland flat plane. Yes from a distance you cant discern them - but they add something that isn't really achievable by a flat print alone.
At the end of the day - i guess it all comes down to the quality of the model, and the skill of the person putting it together.
If my skill at cutting card doesn't improve soon - I will be going back to plastic kits! :lol:
Dave
PS - Terry - awesome pictures - Sued paint? Is that in the same isle as Tartan Paint and the spare bubbles for spirit levels? :mrgreen:



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Dave, they are Jim's pictures, but I agree - truly amazing!
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Hi all,
At the local Model Railway exhibition, I saw several card kit built buildings, square on they look good, but viewed from oblique they tended to look too flat - I will admit they looked as if they were straight out of the packet and no additional detailing. But being very impressed with John Wiffens Scalescene models, I put my money where my mouth is and downloaded his free kit :mrgreen: - well impressed.

As an experiment, I printed the Stone Dock Edge retaining walls onto textured water colour paper, square on still looked good, oblique viewing now has the flatness broken up, couple it with Doug's technique of pressing in a blunt ruler to highlight random stones and I'm on to a winner. Just have 16 feet of retaining wall to build now. :roll:

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