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Author Topic: Lostwithiel MkIII  (Read 21670 times)

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Online Chris in Prague

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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #150 on: November 20, 2018, 07:57:47 PM »
Many thanks for the update with very good photos. Really excellent scenic work. I also really like the dairy.

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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #151 on: November 20, 2018, 08:03:43 PM »
Really like the weathering, especially on the two opens and the ferry wagon. Will have to face the wave myself soon; nice to have some good examples.

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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #152 on: November 21, 2018, 01:49:23 AM »
Bootiful, really bootiful me 'andsome. Fine work indeed.
Some situations in life are like dairy cows. When you see 'em you just gotta milk 'em.

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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #153 on: January 19, 2019, 06:55:19 PM »
I've started to add some more point rodding to the layout today. I've started using a different method to what I've used before and used .033 brass wire and plastic strip. I used a home made jig to dill the holes accurately each time.







Also added a couple of bridges at the South end of the station.







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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #154 on: January 19, 2019, 07:08:26 PM »
Looking really good.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #155 on: January 19, 2019, 08:21:22 PM »
Looking really good.

Seconded. The point rodding is a tremendous achievement and the stream bed looks particularly fine, too.

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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #156 on: January 19, 2019, 09:24:12 PM »

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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #157 on: January 20, 2019, 09:30:36 AM »
Looks excellent. Shows how muted colours and careful weathering result in a high degree of photogenic realism!

I am glad to see that you airbrush your track and ballast with the same colour. This is exactly my own philosophy because the gunk that colours one will apply to the other. By this I mean rather than giving the ballast a dirty brown colour then painting the rail sides some orange colour. I have seen many prototype railway pics where this does seem to be the case but I always maintained that it was the result of the position of the sun ie: if the pic is taken in the late afternoon or evening the sun will light up the vertical rail sides and give them that orange look. In fact the rail sides colouring should be much the same as the ballast in reality.

Just my musings. Perhaps some people want to suggest low sun in their models!
Some situations in life are like dairy cows. When you see 'em you just gotta milk 'em.

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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #158 on: January 20, 2019, 10:10:33 AM »
Agreed. I spray track & ballast with Railmatch sleeper grime ref 1406

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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #159 on: January 20, 2019, 01:45:40 PM »
Fantastic  :D :D :D

This is the first time I have seen your layout, and it looks awesome  :thumbsup:

The modelling is excellent, and the landscaping has a wonderfully realistic feel to it, I really look forward to your next updates.

I found this video of someone using Woodland Scenic Deep water to fill a creek with a similar bed to your rivers ....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bhWyBBfB2s

All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #160 on: January 20, 2019, 05:09:54 PM »
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Fantastic work, I particularly like the point rodding and bridges.
If it looks right and it works then I'm happy.

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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #161 on: January 21, 2019, 09:21:00 AM »
Thanks all - I'm particularly pleased with how the rodding has turned out. Hopefully it will look better once ballasted and sprayed.

Looks excellent. Shows how muted colours and careful weathering result in a high degree of photogenic realism!

I am glad to see that you airbrush your track and ballast with the same colour. This is exactly my own philosophy because the gunk that colours one will apply to the other. By this I mean rather than giving the ballast a dirty brown colour then painting the rail sides some orange colour. I have seen many prototype railway pics where this does seem to be the case but I always maintained that it was the result of the position of the sun ie: if the pic is taken in the late afternoon or evening the sun will light up the vertical rail sides and give them that orange look. In fact the rail sides colouring should be much the same as the ballast in reality.

Just my musings. Perhaps some people want to suggest low sun in their models!

Thanks Chris, I agree with you. Although in real life a lot of ballast is actually quite bright, I find in model form, it looks so much better if if track and ballast are the same muted colour with some subtle differences.

 

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