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Offline rogerdB

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #720 on: April 13, 2018, 08:01:53 PM »
Another portrait format shot, this time looking southwards. I took this one twice as the first try showed up a problem with the layout something that had been annoying me for while.



The path leading to the signal box has been looking a bit odd with dark grass edging it visible in the last shot. It was the result of trying to paint the path a bit darker going wrong! So I got a single edged razor blade and scraped away the offending grass. I thought Id have to paint the path again, or add some more grass, but decided it looked fine without doing either. The scraping left a nice bit of texture and I think texture and varying colours aid realism. Different shades of grass and foliage, small fluctuations of the colour of paths and roads help make the scene more believable, I think.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #721 on: April 13, 2018, 08:16:57 PM »
I see the cyclists are still practising their track stands ;)
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #722 on: April 13, 2018, 08:29:56 PM »
I see the cyclists are still practising their track stands ;)

Perhaps I need a policeman to move them on!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #723 on: April 13, 2018, 08:44:18 PM »
That's a glorious shot, Roger :goggleeyes:

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #724 on: April 13, 2018, 09:05:11 PM »
Another portrait format shot, this time looking southwards. I took this one twice as the first try showed up a problem with the layout something that had been annoying me for while.



 So I got a single edged razor blade and scraped away the offending grass.
Didn't know they still existed!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #725 on: April 13, 2018, 09:06:11 PM »
The path leading to the signal box has been looking a bit odd with dark grass edging it...
I see what you mean but I should add that I DIDN'T see it till you mentioned it.

Your work is a total delight.....
"When in trouble, when in doubt, run (trains) in circles..." etc.
There, doesn't that feel better? 
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #726 on: April 13, 2018, 09:15:46 PM »
Didn't know they still existed!

Hope they still do, as I'm nearing the end of a box of 100 which have lasted about 25 years. Very useful little tools, though not, I guess, for their original use!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #727 on: April 13, 2018, 09:23:40 PM »
Didn't know they still existed!

Hope they still do, as I'm nearing the end of a box of 100 which have lasted about 25 years. Very useful little tools, though not, I guess, for their original use!
If not, perhaps you could dismantle a Bic razor.  But I seem to recall the old-style safety blades were frequently recommended for use in arts & crafts, model making (e.g. balsa aeroplane kits), etc.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #729 on: April 14, 2018, 06:39:51 AM »
Didn't know they still existed!

Hope they still do, as I'm nearing the end of a box of 100 which have lasted about 25 years. Very useful little tools, though not, I guess, for their original use!
When I was at junior school, we used them in class for sharpening pencils.  I don't think that would be allowed now.  :(
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #730 on: April 14, 2018, 07:57:11 AM »
As a retired chalkie, I can affirm the above post.

What's a pencil, by the way?  :D
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #731 on: April 14, 2018, 07:59:31 AM »
Me da had an old 'cut-throat' razor, and the barber I used to go to in Lausanne used one to trim the hair at the back of my neck.  :worried:

Cheers  :beers:

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #732 on: April 14, 2018, 08:27:28 AM »
We used to carry penknives to sharp pencils at school around 1970,  then in metal work, one of our first "everyone make one of these" tasks was a knife to hold a double sided razor blade.

A six inch by 1 inch by 1/4 inch piece of bar.
First file both ends flat and stand it up on the engineers table.
Then hacksaw a tapering handle shape, leaving an oblong, just under razor blade head at one end.
 Then heat and forge by hammering the handle into the proscribed S bend.
Drill and tap a hole to match that in razor blade.
Cut a piece of brass drill hole to match above, fold brass to provide a cover for side and back of blade.
Make small slot head machine screw from piece of rod.
Insert razer blade, put cover on, insert bolt.
Test cutting cardboard with it.

Take home to parents, have confiscated, as too dangerous for me to have aged 12.
Got it back some years later, though I haven't a clue where it is now.. it could be useful.

I last had a neck shave ( free part of hair cut) in Saudi with a cut throat razor in about 2001


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #733 on: April 14, 2018, 08:39:47 AM »
Barbers here will still do that.

Sorry, Roger. Thread hijack of your wonderful layout.

Back on topic, folks!  :beers:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #734 on: April 15, 2018, 10:47:31 AM »
A bit of scruffiness and variation in paths and paving adds realism. Vary colours and add incidentals like bits of new tarmac where services have been dug up and replaced or patched.

 

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