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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1410 on: January 30, 2019, 04:47:52 PM »
I always open this thread with a certain amount of trepidation as to how inadequate my modelling skills will be made to feel by the latest offering.
It never fails  :(

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1411 on: January 30, 2019, 06:54:12 PM »
Couldn't agree more wookie....... and you have to keep reminding yourself that this is N!!
If it looks right and it works then I'm happy.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1412 on: January 30, 2019, 07:10:58 PM »
Don't agree in the slightest. Love opening this thread, inspires ideas and a level to try and replicate as my layout develops.
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1413 on: January 30, 2019, 10:35:48 PM »
Thanks for the comments!

I added the down-pipes to the new building this morning. Then a visit to the doctor, and nothing more done this afternoon. I think I'll leave this model as it is for the time being. It will almost certainly be on ground sloping up to the back and the design of any extensions will depend on the steepness of the slope. I'll have to find a new building to model instead - there's a signal box required and also the station master's house. So, a last look at this one for a while.


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« Reply #1414 on: January 31, 2019, 08:48:10 AM »
That looks terrific, Roger.  Many thanks for the great photographs of this superb building.

I hope you are keeping a bit better.

All the best.

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« Reply #1415 on: January 31, 2019, 08:58:16 AM »
Brilliant.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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« Reply #1416 on: January 31, 2019, 02:23:21 PM »
That looks terrific, Roger.  Many thanks for the great photographs of this superb building.

I hope you are keeping a bit better.

Thanks John. Yes feeling somewhat better, though there was a bit of a problem a couple of days ago. Seems to be improving without any further medication.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1417 on: January 31, 2019, 04:18:03 PM »

Another great building Roger, and glad to hear you are feeling better  :thumbsup:

All best wishes,

Kevin

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1418 on: January 31, 2019, 09:30:06 PM »
Back to Wrenton. I've taken lots of pictures of the north end of the station. But here I've tilted the camera up for a view of the greenery and buildings.



This was taken a couple of days ago when the camera battery was almost flat. So I was in a hurry and didn't spot the removal van in the background. Moving it would have improved the photo, I think.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1419 on: January 31, 2019, 09:32:59 PM »
The moving van makes a realistic scene even more life-like.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1420 on: February 01, 2019, 07:41:27 AM »
It's difficult to believe this is a model.  The realism even stretches to the lengths of timber leaning against the outbuildings.
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« Reply #1421 on: February 01, 2019, 08:18:12 AM »
Seconded
Absolutely incredible
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1422 on: February 01, 2019, 08:48:26 AM »
That is absolutely brilliant Roger.
Great photo.
I always take my photos with my iphone but what you achieve makes me think that I should be a bit more adventurous. I have a DSLR in the cupboard. I must make the effort and get it out.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1423 on: February 01, 2019, 02:42:22 PM »
Thanks for the comments.

The moving van makes a realistic scene even more life-like.

Leon - I wonder if the red text on the van draws the eye too much. And it would have been good to glimpse the rest of the Fox pub! Of course John Constable often included a little patch of red somewhere in his landscapes, often an item of clothing. But I'm not sure he would have put it there.

I always take my photos with my iphone but what you achieve makes me think that I should be a bit more adventurous. I have a DSLR in the cupboard. I must make the effort and get it out.

Martin - I've only tried a few shots with a phone, hoping to exploit the fact that the lens can be got closer to 'ground' level than my camera allows. But focus stacking is a bit of a problem! It's worth having a think about lighting too. I use 5 outdoor security lights, up to four of them, on cheap stands.

Hope you're not snowed in...

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1424 on: February 01, 2019, 06:28:07 PM »
I think the van adds to it. Gives the impression of movement. If it wasn't for a couple of shadows on the sky I thought that was a 1:1 scale photo. Superb :thumbsup:
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