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Author Topic: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.  (Read 56773 times)

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Offline daffy

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #990 on: October 21, 2018, 09:25:50 AM »
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #991 on: October 21, 2018, 10:36:02 PM »
 :hellosign:

Hi all, thank you so much for your kind comments.

I did enjoy putting together this condensed version of over a years worth of learning (thanks to you guys  :D) being inspired, (also thanks to you lot  :D), and building.

While compiling it, I never thought I would say to myself " 3 seconds ...... that's far too long to be looking at that photo  ;) "

A few friends commented over the weekend that the text on some of the captions was too big, and was obscuring the photos too much, which was right, so i have fixed that. Also I managed to adjust the contrast and brightness of the pictures with white sculptamold  in, so the captions show better.  :thumbsup:

The edited version is now loading onto youtube with about an hour to go. I will update the link then.  :D :thumbsup: :D

Anyway, Steven Spielberg has nothing to worry about yet, and once again thank you so much for your comments. They are very much appreciated.

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all best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #992 on: October 22, 2018, 06:46:28 AM »
Morning all,

Just got the slightly edited video of "Building Windmill Hill" up on youtube.

The captions are not so big, and a couple of spelling mistakes that were spotted have been corrected. :thumbsup:

Anyway, here it is ......



all best wishes,
Kevin

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« Last Edit: October 23, 2018, 05:11:16 AM by Phoenix »

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #993 on: October 22, 2018, 08:37:38 AM »
Thanks, Kevin.  :thumbsup:

Your attention to everything is inspiring.  :beers:

George
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #994 on: October 23, 2018, 06:10:44 AM »
Cheers George (I've only just spotted that is your name  :-[)

I put the changes..... although only small ones ...... in response to comments from a few people over the weekend.

Exactly the same as I make changes to the layout. I feel if you ask, or put yourself up for comments, and you don't act on them, it's pointless, or just rude.

I have had lovely reaction to my layout build, but also I am grateful to people on here who are far cleverer than me pointing out what I have one wrong, and I have not been afraid to make changes.

Thank you so much for all your help and encouragement along the way.

You were right there from page one, and here we are at page 67  :D :D

All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #995 on: December 17, 2018, 04:04:58 PM »
 :wave: Hi All  :wave:

It seems ages since I posted here, as I thought Windmill Hill was finished, but as lots of people, it seems, have found out, it's only after a while that problems crop up, and I had serious problems with the backscene.  :worried: :( :worried:

More about that later, but I took the backscene off, and started on it again from scratch, which is a lot easier than trying to fix the dodgy one.  ;) While it was off, I tidied up a few of the details ......









I also got some new signs. Before Windmill Hill was decided on, the station was "Weston Road", as that is the name of the road I live in, and the layout is Western. However Windmill Hill seems to be the accepted name now, so I thought it was about time I got the proper signs. :D



All best wishes
Kevin

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PS, All these photos have been resized from between 2500, and some up to 5000+ pixels wide, down to 800 pixels wide to save gallery space.

I don't think the quality has been compromised, and they seem to look ok on my laptop. :thumbsup:


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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #996 on: December 17, 2018, 04:43:06 PM »
Thatís lovely Kevin.
It just keeps getting better.
Now... i need to get to grips with resizing photos on my ipad :doh:
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #997 on: December 17, 2018, 04:46:25 PM »
Great photos, Kevin and exactly what I do when resizing my pictures.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #998 on: December 17, 2018, 09:15:51 PM »
Lovely updates Kevin, glad you are still getting fun out of Windmill Hill (maybe not with the backscene though!)

What was the material you used to edge the top of your backscene?  remember Mick using it too ...

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #999 on: December 18, 2018, 07:23:04 AM »
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(Picture quality is good for me)  :thumbsup:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1000 on: December 18, 2018, 05:22:07 PM »
Hi All,

I am just re-sizing the photos of me re-doing the backscene, but I thought you might like to see some pics from the back, showing sections through the scenery.

Before that, @Milton Rail  here is the channel I used to edge the backscene.....



Which was then painted to blend in with the scenery .....



I got it in 1m lengths, from 4D model shop. Here is the link ....

http://modelshop.co.uk/Shop/Strip-Shape/Item/ASA-channel/ITM5626

Hope this helps Andrew.  :thumbsup:

Here are the "behind the scenes" photos ....









Taking the backscene off was how I managed to get this shot of the bus, which I took a while ago. I really like this photo, even though there are no trains in it  ;D ;D ;D



This is my pub, with the access road leading down to a car park at the rear .....



However, as you can see here, the "car park" is pretty non existent ..... maybe room for a bicycle but not much else ......I would not like to be in the back room of the pub when a car hurtles down that hill at speed  :o .....



All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1001 on: December 18, 2018, 05:26:29 PM »
Nice pictures and thanks for the link.
With kind regards
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1002 on: December 18, 2018, 05:35:41 PM »
Cheers Laurence,

I have always had good service from https://modelshop.co.uk/

They have a huge range of scenic, and construction bits, and they also do strip and sheet plastics in large sizes, which not many of the railway model shops do.

There is also a huge collection of videos and modelling guides showing how to use various different products. The scenic ones are partucularly useful

http://modelshop.co.uk/Static/Model-Making-Guides

All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1003 on: December 18, 2018, 05:44:13 PM »
It seems ages since I posted here, as I thought Windmill Hill was finished, but as lots of people, it seems, have found out, it's only after a while that problems crop up, and I had serious problems with the backscene.  :worried: :( :worried:

Kevin, I guess it's been ages since I viewed your thread! So sorry for all I've missed. Your video blew me away!!! Both the modelling, the photography, and the video production. I'm SO envious!  :) Congratulations for all your great work and recognition. Well deserved!

Leon
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1004 on: December 18, 2018, 06:03:55 PM »

Taking the backscene off was how I managed to get this shot of the bus, which I took a while ago. I really like this photo, even though there are no trains in it  ;D ;D ;D

I agree.  It's a splendid photograph, taken from a 'natural' viewpoint.

Best wishes

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