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 Posted: Thu May 14th, 2015 07:44 pm
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Hi Jimmy,

The harbour scene looks great and the military models are fantastic as well. I like the amphibious vehicle best. Really good. I think I said before I'm a Second World War fan myself so to see these models is great.

I hope they don't take too much attention away from your railway modelling:mutley

Great stuff

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 Posted: Thu May 14th, 2015 08:38 pm
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You need the top two types with the blade not too big or pointed, the jig allows the blade to get down into the work, just go into any art supply shop, it's better to see the size that way.

http://www.cassart.co.uk/painting/accessories_1/palette_knives/rgm_wooden_palette_knife.htm

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 Posted: Thu May 14th, 2015 08:53 pm
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Phil.c wrote:
You need the top two types with the blade not too big or pointed, the jig allows the blade to get down into the work, just go into any art supply shop, it's better to see the size that way.

http://www.cassart.co.uk/painting/accessories_1/palette_knives/rgm_wooden_palette_knife.htm

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Thank you that helps a lot

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Once you get the basic shapes done with the standard mix of Polyfilla, you could do a creamy mix that when put over the top will smooth things out, it's a case of suck it and see.

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H Jimmy,

Here is a you tube link to modelling water. The modeller uses a product called Mod Podge.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgWt137zpkQ    Another product you can use is Gesso.

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Just watched the video and the finished result looks great but for a harbour I imagine the water would be smoother with smaller ripples as it is a sheltered area so I imagine you would have to be a bit more creative with the application of the mod podge it doesnt look expensive so it may be worth while having a few practices first.
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 Posted: Fri May 15th, 2015 06:22 pm
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Hi Pete, just a suggestion why not cut yourself three or four thin overlays to fit the harbor area , then you can try different techniques on the overlays until you get the one you like and just stick it down on top ?   saves mucking up the original :)


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so i have been playing around with different methods.

next is to try some delux materials solid water

the first and only so far was to build up the base with cheap filler into a slight wavy effect, paint and then add a couple of layers of PVA,

here is a picture of what i have achieved. i placed bob in there to get some idea of the size of waves.

i'm not happy with the coloring as i think a harbor sea is more of a murky brown.



i have also added a layer of 6mm foam to the harbor to bring up the water line around the boat so that it looks like its actually floating.



what do you think??


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Looks good, Jim.

Mind you, I think the Captain should get out of the way of the gun.  :lol:



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I like it very much. :thumbs

You wrote : "i'm not happy with the coloring as i think a harbor sea is more of a murky brown."

Does the colour of the harbour depend on whether it is accessed via a river/chanel or directly on the coastline ? Or is it that the water pollution is bad ??

Iwould imagine if it was on a coastline, it would be a green in colour, whereas on a chanel or river, it would be much more brown due to the sediment being stirred by passing vessels

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The trick is to make it translucent, ie. A coat of brown, then a thin wash over that of green or vice versa, the object being to let the base colour show through.

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Very effective result, I agree with the suggestion to build up in layers to get a translucent depth to the water, if the harbour is not fed by a river the water would probably be pretty clear so maybe some stuff on the bottom would be showing through, there is always junk on the sea bed when I have been to Bridlington harbour.



Just off topic slightly, has anyone had problems with Google Chrome? Since yesterday morning I havent been able to connect, I don,t have a problem with Firefox.

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ok so i thought it was about time for a update.

i am still working on what to do for my sea effect but have started on painting my walling.



next up was back to some rolling stock, i was brought a nice little white metal kit of a diesel shunter, in order to make this correct for my era i had to make some small changes from diesel to the petrol predecessor. this was the first white metal loco kit i have ever attempted and i am quite happy with how it has turned out.





primer and ready for some paint.



now for some transfers and weathering




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so next up was a little project i have been working on for some time.

i am happy with the WWII theme and having war flats with tanks etc on but i wanted something a little different, i started looking at ambulance trains and doing lots and lots of internet history.

i had a quick dig through the odds and sods box and found two old hornby coaches which at some point long ago i painted crimson and cream. perfect!!



i had planned to convert both however as my layout is quite small i opted for just the brake coach.

i started by running all the layers of paint down and making it flat.

then gave the entire coach a coat of paint and ripped out the old horrible glazing.



i wanted some detail and coach lighting so i researched the real ones and they had rows of bunk beds. i knocked this up, it was very tricky but i'm happy with how this has turned out. my wife just shakes her head at me as you can hardly see this through the coach but the devil is in the detail.



for some of the lettering i choose to use letraset.



fitted with inside lightning and a working tail light and weathered. i have changed the wheels and fitted kadee couplings.

i am actually really happy with and pleased that i have given a new life to a unloved old coach.

just as i carried the coach outside to take the photo i did drop it however only caused very slight damage to the roof which was touched up then the photos taken.

what do you guys think??

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Looks great I like the shunter too!

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An amazing transformation Jim,excellent work.



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Hi Jim

Coach looks great :thumbs

What did you use to put the loco kit together?


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Thank you all for the kind comments.

For the loco kit I used two park epoxy. I tried solder but it was useless (I was useless)

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Great work with those models Jimmy. The interior of the coach is a nice touch of detail. :thumbs:thumbs

Cheers, Gary.



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Excellent work on both loco and coach, I have never seen an ambulance coach modelled before, very good finish well done.
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