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Author Topic: L'esprit de Lavaux  (Read 2857 times)

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #90 on: September 14, 2018, 07:28:46 am »
Rocks are looking good! As an alternative to applying with a spoon I use a lolly stick. I find Magnum sticks very good, although you do have to keep replacing them.  ;)

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #91 on: September 14, 2018, 01:19:30 pm »
Those are some serious looking rock faces.... they look great!  :thumbsup:

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #92 on: September 14, 2018, 02:10:34 pm »
Have finished putting on the icing sugar ... erm, I mean plaster!


Including redoing the 'brownfields':


Right, so where was I ... ah yes looking to (re)start the painting phase!


Cheers  :beers:
And thanks to all for following!   :NGaugersRule:

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #93 on: September 14, 2018, 02:16:01 pm »
That icing looks tasty.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #94 on: September 14, 2018, 04:03:04 pm »
And then they were Grey!




Now I am debating about what colour for the 'brownfields'  :hmmm:
The previous attempt was too brown, but I'm not sure I have the painting skill to get a more realistic look.
Also, this part is at full arms reach making it more difficult and tiring with a heavy paintbrush!

Cheers  :beers:

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #95 on: September 15, 2018, 08:34:29 am »
Well, the grass is always greener ... and have added a brownfield site for later development!



Need to give this a black wash to tone it down and add some character. But much happier with it.

Cheers  :beers:

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #96 on: September 15, 2018, 09:07:37 am »
Looking good.
Will you be adding scatter or static grass or a combination of both to the geeen area?
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #97 on: September 15, 2018, 09:13:19 am »
Reminiscent of Dawlish, except the cliffs aren't the right colour.  ;)

Great work.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #98 on: September 15, 2018, 09:16:25 am »
Looking good.
Will you be adding scatter or static grass or a combination of both to the geeen area?

Thanks PP, yup I hope to throw some scatter down, then try out the 'static grass' thingy I bought! (Tips and advice most welcome)
Will keep posting updates  ;D

Cheers  :beers:

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #99 on: September 15, 2018, 07:55:14 pm »
Very good progress.

Best wishes.

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #100 on: September 16, 2018, 10:30:52 am »
She Who Must Be Obeyed (SWMBO) had a well-deserved lay in this morning ... leaving me free to have another go at the Northside scenery!  :laugh3:

I'd already done some watering with Black Wash on the rock face ... you can see the light (right) unwashed vs the darker (left) washed side.


Then I tried some 'dry brush highlighting', which I found very frustrating!  :censored: Either I didn't have enough white paint on the brush ... or I had too much! Anyway I persevered and this is the (unconvincing) result:


To console myself I decided (as I had the time) to try another new experiment ... putting down some [Noch] meadow scatter - so painted on some watered-down PVC glue and sprinkled!  ::)

I think I should drop some more water-glue on top of it??

Then I cut a couple of strips off SWMBO's pot scrubber and dunked them in the water-glue, then stuck them at the back of the scene!  :D


At this point, I heard signs of life so headed to the kitchen to put the kettle on for her!  :angel:

Cheers  :beers:

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #101 on: September 16, 2018, 04:01:49 pm »
I think picture two is the most convincing and shows the rock face at normal (ish) viewing distance.
The white drybrush highlighting looks fine to me. It needs to be not overdone.
Iím not so sure about that yellowish scatter though. Maybe burnt grass would be better?
And those pot scruubers need, to my eye, some small pieces of foliage clumps at the base to make it blend in a bit more.
Really coming along though.
Could we see an overall shot please?
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
My Layouts -
Port Perran:- Trepol Bay:-

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #102 on: September 17, 2018, 07:40:33 am »
Rocks are coming along very nicely  :thumbsup:

Yes, I would advise adding more water:pva onto the scatter once laid (and when you are happy with the colour).

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #103 on: September 17, 2018, 11:42:10 am »
By popular request [that's one request from port perran!]; I've put together some overview shots of the whole one half of the layout, with some notes on future developments.

This view is across the car park to the Station, with the industrial buildings and Engine Shed in the background.


The next looks across the mainline platforms to the historic station, which we see is no longer on the mainline as this was moved when the Swiss Federal Railway put in double tracks at the turn of the 20th century. Sounding the beginning of the decline of this once important early West Switzerland Company or "Compagnie de l'Ouest-Suisse (OS)" station.


To the north-west of the Station are the run-down industrial buildings, and a small engine maintenance shed. Most cargo is now fruit and wine grapes, that are stored as overspill from nearby Vevey, and occasional other cargos held off the main line during peak passenger traffic for Montreux - Lausanne - Geneva.


[The OTHER half of the layout will be the Lavaux area of vineyards with the main lines below and a service line going through it. BUT I can't show any of that just now coz apart from track laying I've not done anything on that side yet!]

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #104 on: September 17, 2018, 01:15:12 pm »
It's looking excellent!

Thank you for these pictures.

John
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