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Author Topic: In The Greenwood laser kits  (Read 5497 times)

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Offline JonHarbour

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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #60 on: February 26, 2017, 10:49:10 am »
They are about 2mm thick. Enough to give it substance and strength. I can see another order going to "In the Greenwood" soon - but what I'd really like is a scaled down version of the 'OO' scale terrace pub for a street corner. If you're reading this Dave.... (hint, hint....  ;))
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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #61 on: February 26, 2017, 10:53:20 am »
Actually from your posts, I thought there would be a corner pub available. Couldn't you kitbash a corner shop into the Rover's Return?  ;D :beers:

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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #62 on: February 26, 2017, 11:20:04 am »
It's available in 'OO' but not in 'N'. You could kit bash it, but at the moment I'm not confident enough to try that.
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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #63 on: February 28, 2017, 03:15:53 am »
Just ordered some more low relief and full relief terrace houses, along with some of the pavement pieces. I can see this is going to get expensive....

That now makes a bank of three full relief houses with 'bookend' corner shops and five low relief (rear view) houses. My current layout plan calls for at least three more of each, but I can't justify that in one hit!

They are excellent kits though!

I'm toying with the idea of Tomytec moving bus road as well....
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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #64 on: February 28, 2017, 05:51:11 am »
Pleased you are enjoying the kits.

If not spotted before, you may also fancy taking a look at: http://www.modelux-models.co.uk/

Dave G



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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #65 on: February 28, 2017, 08:54:30 am »
Yeah I've seen those, but they aren't really what I'm after.
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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #66 on: August 10, 2018, 01:14:37 pm »
Just looking at various laser cut kits. I'm not overly happy with Metcalfe kits - too uniform in colour and too same (everyone uses them).  Yes, I know that they can be kit bashed, but at present thats beyond my capabilities - I've got the Osborne Models Arch Laser Creamery, which didn't go together particularly well.  The 2mm ply had warped in the production stage.  I contacted Osborne's and they sent me a replacement FOC, and this one was warped too.I've made a couple of Ancorton Models, which I like.
The In The Greenwood offerings, especially the terraces houses are just what I'm looking for.  Thanks to everyone's posts about them.  Really informative.
"Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes" - Oscar Wilde

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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #67 on: August 10, 2018, 04:19:49 pm »
I'm currently building one of their girder bridge models, or rather, bashing it into a skew bridge. So far, it all seems very good, although the instructions are a bit understated. I will post an appraisal when it's finished.

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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #68 on: August 10, 2018, 04:23:17 pm »
Good luck Papyrus, I look forward to seeing / hearing the result
I've just had another look at their site and am seriously tempted by their terraced houses.  They look less "uniform" and more customisable than Metcalfe's offering, and cheap too.
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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #69 on: August 10, 2018, 05:03:50 pm »
I'll be really interested to learn how you paint the houses and which paints you decide to use, Mike.

I have a couple of kits that were/are planned to replace Metcalfe one (which I still like) but stalled over the painting bit.

They do take acrylics OK as I found when building the platform canopies; just can't seem to get the brickwork right.

Info with photos when done, please!

Dave G


 

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