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Author Topic: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived  (Read 1707 times)

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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #60 on: September 22, 2018, 04:56:47 am »
Put it where you think it looks right. What looks right to you is right.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #61 on: September 22, 2018, 06:23:11 am »
Put it where you think it looks right. What looks right to you is right.  :thumbsup:
I agree - Rule 1 again.
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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #62 on: September 26, 2018, 08:48:59 pm »
catching up on this,

 looking fantastic and as skyline said I totally approve of the western theme :)

  I'm going to try and take a leaf out of your book and scenic stuff a bit at a time rather than do the whole layout a stage at a time, you really get a sense of progress

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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #63 on: September 27, 2018, 12:58:13 am »
I'm enjoying the "bit at a time" approach, mainly because I don't want to decide everything ahead of time and then be marching to that end result. As long as the track plan is sound and I've put some thought into any level changes needed at the baseboard level, then I can enjoy running ideas past myself before I start putting them into action. I've not done this before, so it's very much along the "think it out first" lines.

Also, I've got the satisfaction of watching trains while I think!

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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #64 on: September 29, 2018, 08:32:50 pm »


Also, I've got the satisfaction of watching trains while I think!
:hellosign: The most important part don't ya know.
Seriously impressive progress, looking good  :thumbsup:
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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #65 on: October 08, 2018, 06:26:05 am »
So, first crack at landscaping. Plaster cloth, paint, and bushy foliage stuff. I'm calling this the base layer, but I have to say I'm pretty pleased with how it looks already.

And Chelsea won, my wife's Arsenal won and it's a lovely day in Los Angeles. It's an even nicer day in Moorpark:



Retaining wall by Metcalfe:



The transition to the back-scene (still temporarily in place) is abrupt, thinking about that one



The Warship. I've started to weather the locomotive from the wheels up. I've never done this before, so I'm being wery wery careful! I opened it up to put the crew in the seats and *bing* bits everywhere, which I discovered were integral to the working lights for the headcode and what-not. Lesson learned. Digging through the Dustbuster for vital pieces is not to be recommended.




Uncoupling the inbound. The Class 52 will take it back to London




Western as promised. The water tower's days are numbered as steam retires from the scene. I repainted the tank from a rather lively pink to a drabber grey and some rust. I'm really pleased about how it looks. The base, less so, I need to bed it in so it looks like it belongs.



A little longer shot:



Now I need to find out how to post a video - I made a little movie of some arrivals and departures. I don't have a video editor, so it's all seat-of-your-pants real time. It's also portrait from my phone, and not landscape (lesson learned). I'd like to share though.

Anyway, thanks for all your support, help and advice.


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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #66 on: October 08, 2018, 06:36:33 am »
 :greatpicturessign:
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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #67 on: October 08, 2018, 06:59:07 am »
I think you've got this hobby cracked, mate. Excellent stuff!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #68 on: October 08, 2018, 08:05:13 am »
Looking good Steve. I like the rusting on the water tower, agree that the base needs to be lowered a bit to “bed it in”.  :greatpicturessign:

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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #69 on: October 08, 2018, 08:44:40 am »
That water tower looks very realistic. I would suggest just a bit more foliage etc round the base would make it look more 'bedded in'.
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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #70 on: October 08, 2018, 09:25:09 am »
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 I have to say I'm pretty pleased with how it looks already.
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I would be too Steve. Beautiful modelling there. :thumbsup:
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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #71 on: October 08, 2018, 09:51:50 am »
Oh no - someone else with a plain green Warship to tease me with :smackedface:
This is looking very good, Steve, and it has a weather beaten look I like a lot.
As to vids, the forum does not support these so you need either a YouTube account or use a host such as Dropbox (which I use)

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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #72 on: October 08, 2018, 11:00:45 am »
All looks great to me. As for the backscene transition, I don't see much wrong from the pictures but maybe a few trees etc would help with blending.

I'm always somewhat confused when I click on this thread to find that Bullet Bitten isn't a steam-era branchline station somewhere in Dorset  :doh:

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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #73 on: October 08, 2018, 09:52:26 pm »
I'm always somewhat confused when I click on this thread to find that Bullet Bitten isn't a steam-era branchline station somewhere in Dorset  :doh:

Aha! Next project "Bulleid Bitterne"  :) Steam-era Southampton - Portsmouth link

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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #74 on: October 08, 2018, 09:56:44 pm »
I like the rusting on the water tower, agree that the base needs to be lowered a bit to “bed it in”.  :greatpicturessign:

Thanks! I saw a picture of the water tower at Ropley on the Watercress Line before they repainted it and polished it up for the tourists. It's not identical, but it's similar and I liked the beaten-down look.

 

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