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 Posted: Thu Nov 19th, 2009 11:11 am
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Whilst sorting out a picture for someone I cropped right down and noticed the lichen etc on this roof in Watchet, near the WSR station. Thought it might be worth cutting and pasting somewhere if you are doing something like it? We don't always get a view of a roof from this angle, after all. Also, note the 'bond' on the chimney.... Garden or 'Running' bond so we know it's about 5ft-3" x 18" wide to give four 9"x9" flues. Many many beautiful models, otherwise precise in every detail are let down by being shown with chimneys built in common or Flemish bond, which effectively mean there is no flue inside them...just a thought, pedant-like though it may be....

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You always come up with the gems Doug :thumbs

Any news on that article on weathering Metcalfe kits ? :roll::roll:



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I've added some lichen / moss on some of my recent buildings probably posted on my Tetleys Mills site.iThe weathering in question was dead easy, I used Avacado green dry brushed on to the roof tiles.

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Thanks for that Doofer.  I was amazed to look at our own roof on Google Earth and the amount of green staining that was up around the ridge area.

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Here's another chimney, see how the bricks 'chase each other around' so you can imagine the flue-way in the centre. Knowing this sometimes gives you a good size reference when scaling a drawing from a photograph.




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Doofer I hope you don't mind if I drop a couple more pics in here.

 These St Ives examples were recently taken by my sister. Part of a substantial collection of views of Cornwall and Devon.







Cropped from bigger images.


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gordons19 wrote: Thanks for that Doofer.  I was amazed to look at our own roof on Google Earth and the amount of green staining that was up around the ridge area.

Gordon,

Think yourself lucky you don't live in The South West.

Check out those St Ives images, we walked the South West Coastal Path and noticed the state of all those pretty pink, yellow and buff painted cottages. I'm sure the sea gulls resident on every roof have their air brushes on 'Splatter' mode.

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Doofer I hope you don't mind if I drop a couple more pics in here.
The more the merrier as far as I'm concerned, those are great pictures which just go to prove that 'all roofs ain't grey'  and the vertical streaking on the wall in the lower one is a valuable reference too.

Perhaps Bob will put them in a sticky at the top of the 'Weathering' section, one for rolling-stock and locos and one for buildings...????


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I don't know about where you are Doug, but you should see some of the moss on the pan-tiles down here.  They have to be physically cleaned every few years otherise the moss "wicks" the rain water up over the tiles below and you have a leak !!  I'll try to take some photos over the weekend to show what I mean - it's amazing how thick it is.

Great photos Mike - love the seagull and the twig nest in the crook of the roof behind it. :thumbs:thumbs



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I have made this topic a sticky Doug but to do those already in the Weathering section would take hours of copying and pasting. You can't just move topics internally in the section they are in, only to another section.



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Perhaps it would be a good plan to have a "Modelling reference Photos" section, sub-divided by type, which would be locked and which Bob or I could copy any photos that are obviously of wide interest to the members (as evidenced by their comments).

I have a file on my computer which I've labelled "modelling ideas" for exactly this sort of thing and I find it very useful.

We'd have to be fairly selective about what we dump into it though. I'd be happy to copy anything I think is worth doing and to put it into an archive of this type. As far as I'm concerned, the index is a brilliant tool and we could put a reference under R about Doug's photos, but perhaps a section of this type would be easier fill and to use than indexing the type of photos we are talking about.

Bob will probably get in touch with me on this and discuss the practicalities of the idea, as I may be missing something here.

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Where ever we end up filing this topic it is a worthy addition to our resources. LIttle details make a big difference at times. Such as the "splatter" common on any vulnerable part of a building anywhere gulls live.

The colour and extent of the lichen around St. Ives is also common to other areas and shows just how far removed from grey slate the average roof actually is.

Here's some I took earlier this year also in St. Ives. A good dose of white and yellow "weathering" everywhere!





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Light/dark slates, odd pots.



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I am working on this in conjunction with the Moderators but it's far from decided yet as the best way to approach this. There is an example forum under the newly names 'Reference Area'. Look in the 'Lineside' section to give you some idea of where we might be heading.



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