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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #645 on: March 11, 2018, 11:35:33 am »
Excellent shot. I'm having a go at the kit so fingers crossed.

Good luck!

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« Reply #646 on: March 12, 2018, 08:58:16 pm »
While the camera was perched precariously over the layout I moved it along for a different view up Church Hill. Hope you're not getting bored with this corner of the village!


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« Reply #647 on: March 12, 2018, 09:06:33 pm »
Bored? Never! This is as good as Pendon. Superb.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #648 on: March 12, 2018, 10:44:27 pm »
Keep 'em coming,eye candy such as this is rare.

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« Reply #649 on: March 12, 2018, 10:47:59 pm »
Bored Roger? Definitely not when the modelling is this good.  :beers:

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« Reply #650 on: March 13, 2018, 06:51:02 am »
Those two cyclists are very good at track stands - they seem to have been there for weeks!  :D
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« Reply #651 on: March 13, 2018, 07:18:08 am »
Those two cyclists are very good at track stands - they seem to have been there for weeks!  :D

Like most things in life, balance is important!  :)

Lovely work Roger. A great talent.

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« Reply #652 on: March 13, 2018, 08:13:24 am »
Those two cyclists are very good at track stands - they seem to have been there for weeks!  :D

I think they must live nearby. When they see the tripod being set up they grab their bikes and rush out to pose!

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« Reply #653 on: March 13, 2018, 08:49:55 pm »
Superb! It could be a picture postcard.  :thankyousign:

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #654 on: March 16, 2018, 11:22:53 pm »
I've been trying to add a bit of interest to the gardens of the railway cottages. Other jobs keep getting in the way, so not a lot of progress made this week. However I did manage to make this tiny building for one of the gardens.



I'm not sure what to call it! A gazebo, perhaps? Not sure if it qualifies - the OED states that a gazebo should give a wide view of the surrounding landscape which this building will not. It does remind me of a similar structure I knew in an aunt and uncle’s garden and that didn’t have much of a view either.

Whatever it’s called it proved to be a tricky little build, in fact this was my second try. The components were mostly cut with the Silhouette machine so starting afresh wasn’t too time consuming as it took only a few minutes to cut a new set of parts.

In addition to cutting out the main shapes the machine also scored the lines suggesting the wooden planks. I started by drawing the outlines of the walls with the Studio program used by the machine. Anyone wanting to try the program can download it for free from www.silhouetteamerica.com/software/silhouette-studio.



I grouped these lines together as a single object and then added the lines representing the planks.



I grouped the new lines together as a separate object. I then deleted the outlines group (best to do a save before this stage!).



With a shallow blade depth setting I sent this to the machine. I then undid my delete of the outlines, deleted the planks lines, reset the blade depth to maximum and the machine then cut the wall shapes.

In addition to the walls I also cut hexagonal shapes for the floor, ceiling and a bench for the little people to sit on – I added a couple of figures and, after taking the photo, a small dog too. The roof needs a bit of weathering and I've still got more work to do on the gardens themselves. Further update soon, I hope!




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« Reply #655 on: March 17, 2018, 06:35:36 am »
Thanks for the instructive work description, Roger.  It is very much like an old country bus shelter, although that would have been oblong rather than hexagonal.
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #656 on: March 17, 2018, 10:40:03 pm »
The delivery men managed to hoist the gazebo over the garden fence and here it is in place:



I've added a few more flowers in both gardens, some dogs around the gazebo (not very well posed for this shot) and hung some rather brightly coloured shirts on the new washing line. That was fun to make! 30thou square plastic posts, 5 amp fuse wire for the line and shirts cut from paper.
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #657 on: March 18, 2018, 08:51:04 am »
Lovely work Roger, the garden looks very inviting

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #658 on: March 18, 2018, 08:59:37 am »
The bar is at risk of becoming too high now........ lovely work Roger.
If it looks right, it probably is right.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #659 on: March 18, 2018, 09:19:39 am »
Lovely work. Thanks for the excellent photo.

 

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