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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #120 on: February 02, 2015, 12:24:01 pm »
It applies more to Metcalfe and other card kits and scratch builds.
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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #121 on: February 03, 2015, 09:28:18 am »


I don't quite understand that Jerry as the way the Scalescens kits go together there is always a 'wrap' of either the external or internal finish which covers the window and door reveals.

Trevor, what I was refering to  it occurs mainly with arched windows that do not wrap around and sometimes with the very corner edges of the window if I have failed to cut the window ledge wrap overs to a precise measurement. Its mainly an extra assurance measure.

Like your tip about the windows  :thumbsup:

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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #122 on: April 14, 2015, 10:27:10 pm »
I've just bought a couple of kits for Jennings Quay and thought I'd have a practice with the free low profile unit from the website. First impressions; I'm really impressed by the quality of the textures. The problem I've had is that I tried spraying the building with humbrol acrylic Matt varnish and it destroyed the colour. The whole thing looks like it's been out in the sun for a year. I want to be able to protect these models, but not sure what I should be using, any help?

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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #123 on: April 14, 2015, 11:08:09 pm »
Suspect acrylic varnish might be water based which would cause the ink to run if they are inkjet printed.

I print with a colour laser, rarely bother with varnish on them.
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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #124 on: April 14, 2015, 11:51:45 pm »

Hi Jordash,

I have used quite a few different Scalescenes downloads and been very happy with them.  We have them on our club layout Horseley Fields (there is a thread on it on this forum) and they've stood the test of time well IMO.

After printing but before construction, I give each sheet a spray with Windsor & Newton artists' fixative, though I am sure other brands are just as good.  Once that's dry I build the thing, then it gets a spray with Matt varnish.

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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #125 on: April 15, 2015, 09:02:08 am »
I'm a big fan of scalecene but you do have to be careful with the Matt varnish.   I have used Humberol and had problems with a white misting if you spray to much and  have had the same issue with Windsor & Newton.

I am currently using Army Painter Matt varnish which seems to be working well with my cheap Epson ink cartridges

If you are using a laser printer then I would be careful with varnish as it can change the colour at least when I have used a HP laser

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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #126 on: April 15, 2015, 09:29:11 am »
I have used Humberol and had problems with a white misting if you spray to much and  have had the same issue with Windsor & Newton.

A white mist is usually caused if you are spraying in a damp environment or it's too cold.....



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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #127 on: May 18, 2015, 10:16:07 pm »
If you go into "The Range"  or "Hobbycraft" have a look around the card makers aisle, I found a few tools that are really useful for building these kits, firstly you can get tools to score card, they are like ball point pen, I bought a pack of four which gives you eight different sizes.

I also bought a couple of rotary cutters in different sizes, I found these tend to wander less on the thicker card.

There are also different blades for the scapel handles, the most useful is one similar to a chisel,



Second left in the pic above, this one is particularly useful for getting window openings square, by pushing down, rather than using a slicing motion, be careful though because they are easy to snap.

I also find that using a scrap piece of card to turn the wrap over helps to get a better line, and waiting for the first part to dry before attempting to wrap the wrap over the card is a good idea.

I also print the windows onto OHP film, this gives a lot better version than the printed to card ones, and means you can add lights to the building, as well as curtains and other things.
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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #128 on: May 26, 2015, 10:27:06 pm »
About to start the new Gable Roof Engine Shed. Anyone any tips before I start?

In particular I notice the there are inspection pits between the rails. How on earth does that work, without the track falling apart?
If it were me doing the inspection pit I would cut out the pit in the board then lay the track, also add a few fine wire nails to the outer edges of the track and give a touch of solder just a small amount to hold the rails in place.  The nails/joints should not be seen when the concrete or slab floor is laid as this will be close to the tops of the rails. Then using a sharp knife make several passes over each sleeper on the inside of the rails so cutting them off flush.  Just a thought
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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #129 on: May 27, 2015, 09:02:47 am »
I think I Would use the Peco inspection pit and maybe put a strip of LEDs on the inside of the pit ,unfortunatly I've already built my yard scene and it would be difficult to cut the whole out now.
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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #130 on: June 16, 2015, 09:07:35 pm »
Here's a couple of kits that I've put together so far:








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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #131 on: June 16, 2015, 09:56:39 pm »
Tried their tent/camp site pack today, a waste of £5 IMO... Not particularly good and looked shoddy against my other buildings, so off to scratch build a toilet block!



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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #132 on: June 16, 2015, 10:00:56 pm »
so off to scratch build a toilet block!

You can get them in packs of 2 complete with plastic holder and in various fragrances from most Pound shops :D

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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #133 on: June 16, 2015, 10:34:30 pm »
Tried their tent/camp site pack today, a waste of £5 IMO... Not particularly good and looked shoddy against my other buildings, so off to scratch build a toilet block!

Who's models are you referring to. ? To the best of my knowledge Scalescenes don't do such a kit and, as Scalescenes is the subject of this thread, I'm somewhat confused.
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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #134 on: June 16, 2015, 10:43:21 pm »
Tried their tent/camp site pack today, a waste of £5 IMO... Not particularly good and looked shoddy against my other buildings, so off to scratch build a toilet block!

Who's models are you referring to. ? To the best of my knowledge Scalescenes don't do such a kit and, as Scalescenes is the subject of this thread, I'm somewhat confused.

I think you mean the modelrailwayscenery.com ones

 

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