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Author Topic: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)  (Read 54749 times)

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #30 on: July 16, 2014, 02:53:51 am »
OMG... the whole layout might get sucked into a black hole!

But then Mick would have to rename it after the town I grew up in...  :uneasy:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #31 on: July 22, 2014, 05:40:10 pm »
Quick update.
Centre board now covered with aviary mesh.
Suitable 'bath' for filla sourced (old biscuit tin)
4 rolls plain white kitchen roll and the filla now in stock chez moi.

Need to visit B & Q tomorrow (old sods discount day ;)) so can anyone suggest the best shade of green emulsion to purchase based on their own experience, as I don't want anything too vivid or washed out? It's only for base coat before application of scatters, trees, foliage etc.
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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #32 on: July 22, 2014, 06:25:03 pm »
can anyone suggest the best shade of green emulsion to purchase based on their own experience, as I don't want anything too vivid or washed out? It's only for base coat before application of scatters, trees, foliage etc.

Have you thought of using brown Mick. I've been able to get some pretty yucky shades of muck brown cheaply.

Cheers
Dave

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #33 on: July 22, 2014, 06:41:48 pm »
I used cheap children's poster paint, 1 euro for a small pot, the one pot did all my scenery plaster/kitchen towel mix.  I found brown the best bet as it looks like earth if the plaster chips.

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #34 on: July 22, 2014, 06:52:07 pm »
I would have thought brown would be better and if B&Q have tester paint pots on offer you could get a few shades of brown as the earth/ ground is not a uniform colour.  You could even have patches of green which would help give you different shades when you plough the fields with scatter  :D

cheers John.

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #35 on: July 22, 2014, 08:58:20 pm »
I've gone for medium grey as a base coat on Trepol Bay. This will work well under track and I can add a further coat on top in areas that will be grassland etc
As John says, don't be uniform with your colours as in real life, little is uniform.
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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #36 on: July 22, 2014, 09:10:11 pm »
Thanks, folks.
Looks like brown it is, then :thumbsup:

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #37 on: July 23, 2014, 05:42:57 am »
Yep, definitely brown. Used it on the Beal & castle Eden and have been very happy with it. The earth under real grass is not green anyway.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #38 on: July 23, 2014, 07:15:49 am »
As with Caz I use brown & green poster paints which can be picked up cheap at Hobbycraft or The Range.
I find it mixes well in plaster to colour it and dries quickly.
I try and vary the base colour green under grass, brown on vertical faces so if any base colour shows through it is not to obvious but on vertical faces it can look like land slip.

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #39 on: August 08, 2014, 02:58:21 pm »
Having been shamed by Only Me into showing pics of the aviary wire/kitchen roll method of constructing fields, embankments etc here are the results after 2 layers. It doesn't look too good but I have applied another layer today and it's getting better. Just need to trim away any excess when it's dried (which takes a good 48 hours between layers).
The road will require cleaning up with a damp cloth too :-[
When it is to my satisfaction I'll seal it with a thinned PVA mix and then paint it brown with some match pot emulsions. Then I can apply more PVA and then the scatter goes down. There will be plenty of bushes, trees, fencing, farm animals, road vehicles etc.
Hopefully it will look a lot better by end of next week...................maybe :hmmm:




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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #40 on: August 08, 2014, 03:36:37 pm »
I see snow has come early this year  :sorrysign:  :greatpicturessign:

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #41 on: August 08, 2014, 03:55:11 pm »
That's going to look ok I recon
Simple but effective. Now might be a good time to plant your grass seed  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #42 on: August 08, 2014, 07:32:54 pm »
Looking good so far Mick  :thumbsup:

If you need any Rockwork along the embankment I may have a few bits hanging around  :whistle:

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #43 on: August 08, 2014, 07:47:49 pm »
Lol looking good  Mick you can view my chicken wire eacapades on my rmweb thread :) .... I have found this stuff to be the dogs danglies for finishing hills etc, dries rock hard... I slap it on and then wet it and smooth it with my hand!!  Give it a few days to dry and gently sand if required!!

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Looks like this!!

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=20578.msg239230#msg239230

Oh and i've found if you put flock or paint it doesn't fall off or crumble like other filler does!
« Last Edit: August 08, 2014, 07:51:40 pm by Only Me »



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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #44 on: August 09, 2014, 10:57:45 am »
Looks fine so far to me Mick :thumbsup:

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