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Author Topic: In The Greenwood laser kits  (Read 6467 times)

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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #60 on: February 26, 2017, 10:49:10 AM »
They are about 2mm thick. Enough to give it substance and strength. I can see another order going to "In the Greenwood" soon - but what I'd really like is a scaled down version of the 'OO' scale terrace pub for a street corner. If you're reading this Dave.... (hint, hint....  ;))
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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #61 on: February 26, 2017, 10:53:20 AM »
Actually from your posts, I thought there would be a corner pub available. Couldn't you kitbash a corner shop into the Rover's Return?  ;D :beers:

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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #62 on: February 26, 2017, 11:20:04 AM »
It's available in 'OO' but not in 'N'. You could kit bash it, but at the moment I'm not confident enough to try that.
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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #63 on: February 28, 2017, 03:15:53 AM »
Just ordered some more low relief and full relief terrace houses, along with some of the pavement pieces. I can see this is going to get expensive....

That now makes a bank of three full relief houses with 'bookend' corner shops and five low relief (rear view) houses. My current layout plan calls for at least three more of each, but I can't justify that in one hit!

They are excellent kits though!

I'm toying with the idea of Tomytec moving bus road as well....
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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #64 on: February 28, 2017, 05:51:11 AM »
Pleased you are enjoying the kits.

If not spotted before, you may also fancy taking a look at: http://www.modelux-models.co.uk/

Dave G



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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #65 on: February 28, 2017, 08:54:30 AM »
Yeah I've seen those, but they aren't really what I'm after.
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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #66 on: August 10, 2018, 01:14:37 PM »
Just looking at various laser cut kits. I'm not overly happy with Metcalfe kits - too uniform in colour and too same (everyone uses them).  Yes, I know that they can be kit bashed, but at present thats beyond my capabilities - I've got the Osborne Models Arch Laser Creamery, which didn't go together particularly well.  The 2mm ply had warped in the production stage.  I contacted Osborne's and they sent me a replacement FOC, and this one was warped too.I've made a couple of Ancorton Models, which I like.
The In The Greenwood offerings, especially the terraces houses are just what I'm looking for.  Thanks to everyone's posts about them.  Really informative.
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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #67 on: August 10, 2018, 04:19:49 PM »
I'm currently building one of their girder bridge models, or rather, bashing it into a skew bridge. So far, it all seems very good, although the instructions are a bit understated. I will post an appraisal when it's finished.

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Chris
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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #68 on: August 10, 2018, 04:23:17 PM »
Good luck Papyrus, I look forward to seeing / hearing the result
I've just had another look at their site and am seriously tempted by their terraced houses.  They look less "uniform" and more customisable than Metcalfe's offering, and cheap too.
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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #69 on: August 10, 2018, 05:03:50 PM »
I'll be really interested to learn how you paint the houses and which paints you decide to use, Mike.

I have a couple of kits that were/are planned to replace Metcalfe one (which I still like) but stalled over the painting bit.

They do take acrylics OK as I found when building the platform canopies; just can't seem to get the brickwork right.

Info with photos when done, please!

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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #70 on: September 18, 2018, 05:06:50 PM »
I've now finished the bridge so, as promised, a few notes on the kit.

This is what you get in the box:



The pieces are very neatly cut and fit together well. I wanted a skew bridge, so I modified the base plate like this.



The sides still fit very well, and the cross-braces at the top are nicely right-angled.



I added cross-girders underneath the bridge purely for cosmetic reasons - these are present on the real-world bridge I am using as a prototype.



Finally, several coats of automotive grey primer and it is finished.



I'm very pleased with the result and with how easily it went together - I'll post a picture of the completed bridge on my Nine Mile Hill thread when it is finally in place.

I would certainly recommend laser-cut kits and will try more in the future.

Cheers,

Chris
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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #71 on: September 18, 2018, 06:31:33 PM »
That looks really good.
I took the plunge and bought 15 of their Victorian low relief houses.  In the process of putting them together and painting them.
Very pleased with the quality.
I shall be ordering more from them.
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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #72 on: December 06, 2018, 02:15:30 AM »
A few more kits available now... The Rovers Return style pub is now there as are some terraced houses converted to shops. Also some bay window terrace houses are on the list too.

I can feel another order coming on now!
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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #73 on: December 06, 2018, 06:00:08 AM »
A few more kits available now... The Rovers Return style pub is now there as are some terraced houses converted to shops. Also some bay window terrace houses are on the list too.

I can feel another order coming on now!

Dave rescaled the Victorian Bay window terrace houses and pubs down from OO to N Gauge for me as I was wanting to buy a pile of them.  If they were successful to rescale and for me to build (which they were), he was going to do them as a stock item.

I really like his kits.  They go together really well and paint up very nicely and have loads of scope for detailing / customising.
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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #74 on: December 06, 2018, 06:51:19 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!
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