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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #75 on: December 06, 2018, 06:56:32 AM »
Looking forward to pics!  :thumbsup:
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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #76 on: December 06, 2018, 08:05:22 AM »
Interesting you say that. I had been pestering him about the pub for ages! I like the shops as well. Will be putting together a terrace of shops with a pub on one corner with low relief terrace house rears behind.

Should end up with a reasonable urban scene eventually!

Of his kits so far Iíve got about 16 low relief terraced house, 8 low relief Victorian Bay Windwow terraces, three pubs (2 of which are low relief), three shops and a few other bits and pieces.
As I said earlier, I do like his kits and are a really good price too.
Dave is thinking about doing some more detailed ones in the future, whichíll be good.
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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #77 on: December 10, 2018, 09:46:48 PM »
One suggestion I would make if there is more detailing to be added would be something to prevent light bleed for internal lighting.

I love his kits and am looking forward to my next consignment!
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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #78 on: December 10, 2018, 10:56:24 PM »
Iíve not had a problem with his current kits to be honest Jon.
Iíve put lighting in quite a few of his houses, but then again houses which are going to be lit, I separate the house into rooms with card an might only add lighting to a top left hand side bedroom, or bottom right front room.  I hope that makes sense?
Also I paint all my buildings interiors with grey primer spray.
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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #79 on: December 10, 2018, 11:26:12 PM »
I've done white primer inside my buildings. I was thinking about card 'rooms' as well.

I'm also looking to hook the room lighting up to an Arduino. I've got a rudimentary program that runs a 'railway clock' at four times normal speed and can switch LEDs on and off according to the time of day. I need to work on that so that it can control more than eight LEDs though.... I know what I need to do with the Arduino Sketch to make that happen...
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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #80 on: December 11, 2018, 08:01:14 AM »
I've done white primer inside my buildings. I was thinking about card 'rooms' as well.

I'm also looking to hook the room lighting up to an Arduino. I've got a rudimentary program that runs a 'railway clock' at four times normal speed and can switch LEDs on and off according to the time of day. I need to work on that so that it can control more than eight LEDs though.... I know what I need to do with the Arduino Sketch to make that happen...

That sounds good.  Ive not considered using an Arduino for lighting. I have a couple of  Arduinos kicking around and want to do a raising barrier to allow access to a private siding.  Iíve got some code, which needs tweaking, but the basics are there.
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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #81 on: December 11, 2018, 08:05:30 AM »
Sounds good to me  :beers:
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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #82 on: December 17, 2018, 10:54:34 PM »
Got back to some of these last night for the first time is absolutely ages. Didn't do a great deal, just took an A5 laminating pouch from Officeworks and butchered it to provide some glazing for the windows. Seems to have worked out okay so far. Just need to figure out the interior divides to enable lighting now.
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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #83 on: December 18, 2018, 06:24:05 AM »
Go back to some of these last night for the first time is absolutely ages. Didn't do a great deal, just took an A5 laminating pouch from Officeworks and butchered it to provide some glazing for the windows. Seems to have worked out okay so far. Just need to figure out the interior divides to enable lighting now.

What I do, is to trace the bottom piece and a side piece onto thin card and make myself a set of templates.  I then use thick card for the dividers and then Iím good to go for how ever many buildings Iím batch building.

Currently working my way through 20 assorted ones, which brings my total of In The Greenwood buildings up to about 40.
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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #84 on: January 14, 2019, 12:59:41 PM »
I've recently bought about a dozen of these kits, mainly low relief houses and shops but to be honest I'm scared about painting them in case I lose the brick coursing detail and ruin my investment. I know the subject has been touched on briefly earlier in this thread but has anyone got an idiot (me) proof method that I can try? Preferably with pictures if possible.

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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #85 on: January 14, 2019, 02:41:57 PM »
I can only suggest using thinned down acrylics so the detailing can still be seen :hmmm:

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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #86 on: January 14, 2019, 02:48:49 PM »
I've recently bought about a dozen of these kits, mainly low relief houses and shops but to be honest I'm scared about painting them in case I lose the brick coursing detail and ruin my investment. I know the subject has been touched on briefly earlier in this thread but has anyone got an idiot (me) proof method that I can try? Preferably with pictures if possible.

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Cheers
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I canít for the life of me work out how the heck to upload pictures, so youíll have to bear with me.

Spray the building components with either red or grey Halfords Primer.
Paint window frames and doors.
Add glazing and curtains.
Assemble, add lighting / room dividers at a convenient point.
Add detailing.
Colour washes in acrylics.
Job done.
Iíve done about 40 so far!!!
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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #87 on: January 16, 2019, 01:44:01 AM »
Well, my latest order arrived today. Another 26 kits! Looks like I've got my work cut out.

13 low relief back terrace houses, 3 terraced houses full relief (two with bay windows), eight full relief terraced shops, a right hand full relief shop and a left hand full relief pub.

My plan here (including the kits I already have) is:

Terrace Bank 1
8 low relief (back) houses, 6 full relief houses and a corner shop on each end

Terrace Bank 2
10 low relief (back) houses, the pub, the full relief terraced shops and another corner shop

It may be a while before it comes to fruition, but I am excited by all this...

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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #88 on: January 16, 2019, 04:44:18 PM »
Well, my latest order arrived today. Another 26 kits! Looks like I've got my work cut out.

13 low relief back terrace houses, 3 terraced houses full relief (two with bay windows), eight full relief terraced shops, a right hand full relief shop and a left hand full relief pub.

My plan here (including the kits I already have) is:

Terrace Bank 1
8 low relief (back) houses, 6 full relief houses and a corner shop on each end

Terrace Bank 2
10 low relief (back) houses, the pub, the full relief terraced shops and another corner shop

It may be a while before it comes to fruition, but I am excited by all this...



Quite a haul you've got there.  The bay fronted houses I found to be a bit tricky, but the others are straight forward.
Look forward to your progress.
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