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 Posted: Fri Apr 20th, 2012 02:20 pm
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I don't know if I posted this previously, but I've built a little canal-side warehouse for a diorama I'm working on. Basically it receives boxes of apples from a narrow gauge line, and transfers them to a barge.
This is the warehouse:



This is not the point of the thread however.
Boxes of apples were needed.



And here they are, on the goods shed off-loading platform, and some of them already on the barge.

The next shot shows the boxes of apples on their own:




And here is a lorry load, with a couple of boxes of larger fruit.
They were my first attempt at apples - not really convincing... possibly a repaint and they could be pumpkins?
Anyhow, the picture after this one shows construction.





It's self-explanatory really.
The previous 'large' fruit that is pictured on the lorry are yellow mustard seed. The young lady in the whole-food shop was really intrigued when I asked to see her range of seeds. When I explained what I needed them for, it turned out her husband was into war-gaming, and built his own dioramas, though in 1:32...
Small world, in more ways than one.
I digress.
Nothing more to add really - I painted everything on completion with Wilkinson's matt varnish, which waterproofs and doesn't seem to make colours run.
Other seeds are worth trying - cummin make convincing bananas...



All the best,

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 Posted: Fri Apr 20th, 2012 04:13 pm
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Great little project there and I have put it straight into the Forum Index under Fruit, Scratchbuilding and Boxes. Cheers



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That's excellent Shaun. :thumbs

As you say, the "large" fruit on the lorry could be melons - but very big ones against the scale of the lorry !!!  I'll have to have a look in our "seed" store - something like cabbage seeds might look OK - until they sprout .................:roll:

I'm impressed with the scene in general  :cheers   Is the narrow boat a Scalescenes kit ?



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:thumbs Now that is clever stuff! Would never of thought of using seeds! Cool!



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Indeed it is Peter.
Here it is in place on the diorama (not complete, I hasten to add...)




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It might not be finished but it looks good and something different from the usual railway scene
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Agreed Dave. :thumbs

That's a great looking scene Shaun - lots of interest and some very good looking grass - as befits "apple country" .......:cheers



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Excellent work as usual,Shaun, you make everything seem so easy

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thanks all the same!

The grass Peter was applied with a home-made applicator, made from a flyswatter and tea strainer, both from the 99p shop...

Here's another shot of it:




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