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Author Topic: Snoozebury  (Read 71040 times)

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Re: Snoozebury
« Reply #105 on: November 12, 2014, 08:10:23 pm »
Nice little urban scene, Di :thumbsup:

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Re: Snoozebury
« Reply #106 on: November 12, 2014, 08:15:45 pm »
I like the curtains, nice work.
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Re: Snoozebury
« Reply #107 on: November 18, 2014, 04:05:11 pm »
##1

I have now finished the Metcalfe kit and am about to start on the etched brass kits from the Kickstater project
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Re: Snoozebury
« Reply #108 on: November 18, 2014, 04:25:33 pm »
I have a couple of etched brass kits but dare not attempt them, yet, until I have more experience constructing N Scale plastic kits so i wish you all success. The terrace looks excellent.

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Re: Snoozebury
« Reply #109 on: November 18, 2014, 06:45:01 pm »
I've just had another look through this thread - I can't quite believe how fast it is all going together, Di, and such excellent results! Puts me to shame... Mind you, if I spent less time browsing this forum I'd get more done. :hmmm:

Keep up the good work!

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Re: Snoozebury
« Reply #110 on: November 18, 2014, 07:49:39 pm »
##2

This is the basic shell of the first etched kit,N10 Detached House, not bad but I don't think price v detail warrants me buying anymore. 15 each is a little to rich for me to use more kits, but I am glad I backed this start up perhaps future etches will be of fine detailed things like a iron foot bridge.
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Re: Snoozebury
« Reply #111 on: November 18, 2014, 08:14:56 pm »
Thanks for the photo. and the review. Personally, I think such a house could easily be made from plastic sheets and Ratio brass doors and windows for much less than 15. However, I agree with you something like a metal footbridge kit WOULD be worth paying 15 for.

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Re: Snoozebury
« Reply #112 on: November 19, 2014, 05:47:00 pm »
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I have now completed the build phase of both etched kits, I must say I like the product but seeing as I could have purchased a card kit that would have given me the house and a couple of out buildings for under 9 and from normal viewing distance would not see any gain in the etch , I will not be buying any more unless something that requires the fineness you can get from etching is introduced sorry but I just can not see the value in these 2 kits which cost me 28.
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Re: Snoozebury
« Reply #113 on: November 19, 2014, 06:11:36 pm »
Whilst they are not for me too, I think that someone who is building a highly detailed scene would be highly chuffed with them. The relief in the etchings is noticeable. Etchings stand out when used as window frames or fine work such as footbridges or lattice work.
Another thing I've just thought of is that I think it's quicker to make an etched brass house than one in plastic. If you cost your time spent in making the two it's possible they cost about the same. I don't necessarily mean in financial terms but what could you be doing instead?
Just a thought.
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Re: Snoozebury
« Reply #114 on: November 19, 2014, 06:45:17 pm »
I bought an etched brass kit of a motor repairs garage, but it had so many tiny fiddly pieces it scared the bejesus out of me and I made a lovely cardboard one instead!
Anybody wanna buy a nice kit half price?  :D

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Re: Snoozebury
« Reply #115 on: November 19, 2014, 07:08:09 pm »
love your layout, love this kit and i think if favours the Quality of your layout card kits are nowhere Quality wise comparing to this kit. 

for my new layout i Will happily pay The 15 quid.

thanks for the review

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Re: Snoozebury
« Reply #116 on: November 20, 2014, 01:40:58 pm »
##4

I have now painted the kits, they don't look to bad but I think I will stick with card and plastic in the future.

Diane Tape



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Re: Snoozebury
« Reply #117 on: November 20, 2014, 02:56:38 pm »
Di - the house on the right looks fine (being brick built), but I think the shed on the left should be stone built and therefore not likely to be brown (unless the stone is brown). If I'm wrong and it is brick built, those courses seem hugely overscale.
Hope you don't mind this comment.

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Re: Snoozebury
« Reply #118 on: November 20, 2014, 04:42:08 pm »
Di - the house on the right looks fine (being brick built), but I think the shed on the left should be stone built and therefore not likely to be brown (unless the stone is brown). If I'm wrong and it is brick built, those courses seem hugely overscale.
Hope you don't mind this comment.
Fair comment it is intended to be reddy brown as the cliffs on the main line between Dawlish and Teignmouth.
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Re: Snoozebury
« Reply #119 on: November 21, 2014, 09:42:59 pm »
##5

Been working on the low relief buildings for the main board back drop,a Cinema added.
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