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Author Topic: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived  (Read 1675 times)

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Offline PeteW

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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #75 on: October 09, 2018, 12:41:20 am »
Aha! Next project "Bulleid Bitterne"  :) Steam-era Southampton - Portsmouth link

Even better!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #76 on: October 09, 2018, 05:25:59 am »

As to vids, the forum does not support these so you need either a YouTube account .....

I remade my first go-around in landscape, and spent a couple of hours learning some editing software. Totally amateur results, but, hey, I'm an amateur! It ends a little abruptly, but no animals were hurt in the making of the movie.

And through the happy medium of YouTube, here we are:

https://youtu.be/81cyyXbbL4o


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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #77 on: October 09, 2018, 06:16:48 am »
A most entertaining 10 minutes of video!  :thumbsup:

Very nice smooth slow running. Very impressive!  :thumbsup:

I like the working semaphores, too.  :beers:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #78 on: October 09, 2018, 08:05:58 am »
Hi Steve,

Very professional I'd say. Lovely 10 mins with a coffee before I start the day.

Thank you although I don't want to go to work now. Want to go and do some work on my layout  :(.

Great stuff.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #79 on: October 09, 2018, 12:30:14 pm »
Most enjoyable, Steve :thumbsup:

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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #80 on: Today at 08:24:23 am »
I thought I'd posted this already, but apparently I didn't click the right button, or something.

Anyway, Moorpark now has a pub. There's a station, and a pub, and I think that's about all anyone needs, so I'm packing up and going home.

Seriously though - this was the first Scalescenes model that I've tried. I played around with printing on different weights of paper and card, and ended up with a mixture of photo-matte, cardboard and watercolor paper for texture. I'm glad I "practiced" on Metcalfe's pre-cut kits; I think I'd have been lost otherwise. There's a ton of interior detail that no-one will ever see, so lesson learned there. If you're modeling HO, there's something of a chance that you can look through the windows, but not something this small.

The other lesson learned is taking photos of your models is guaranteed to make you see all the flaws that your eye tends to skim over when you're looking at them in the flesh. Those windows were the devil to cut out, even with a razor-sharp scalpel, and they still look like they were cut out with a butter knife. I'm going to call them age-appropriate, the pub is at least 200 years old, and you'd expect the windows to look a little out of whack.

I called it "The Lamb and Flag" as a nod to Mrs Moorpark, who has recently and quite oddly become a fan of sheepdog trials, she can watch sheep on YouTube for hours. I also used to drink at The Lamb & Flag in Covent Garden when I worked in Soho back when it was expected to have a couple or three pints for lunch.

Anyway, warts, windows and all, here's the pub.






 

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