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Author Topic: Hogwarts to Kings Cross - A compact, folding layout  (Read 6502 times)

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Re: Hogwarts to Kings Cross - A compact, folding layout
« Reply #150 on: July 22, 2020, 08:48:47 PM »
I use dry brush plus derwent pencils like Alex did here @DarrwestLU6    https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=49371.645  and work on the lines and bricks . Will look good when complete. Finishing the drawings is key and looks good
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Re: Hogwarts to Kings Cross - A compact, folding layout
« Reply #151 on: July 23, 2020, 12:39:40 PM »
Question for you scenery modellers out there - how can I apply weathering to a brickpaper? Do I apply a protective varnish first, weather, then add more varnish to seal?
I've been facing the same problem.  A Metcalfe farm stone building turned out much lighter than my dry stone walls and (supposedly) granite tunnel mouths so I brushed it lightly with some Tamiya weathering powder - soot coloured.  I bought the kit ages ago for aircraft models - looks a bit like a make-up set and has an applicator with a soft brush on on end and a foam thingy on the other.  The foam end worked well for darkening the farm building - just have to be careful not to overdo it.  I'll be trying it on the station buildings next.
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Re: Hogwarts to Kings Cross - A compact, folding layout
« Reply #152 on: July 23, 2020, 12:46:36 PM »

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Re: Hogwarts to Kings Cross - A compact, folding layout
« Reply #154 on: July 26, 2020, 03:27:56 PM »
Lightly brushed on would be effective . The range is here https://anticsonline.uk/Category/Weathering-Materials_N1433   and   https://www.tamiya.com/english/products/87080weathering/index.htm
thanks Chris and for the phone call, I will look into that.
Hogwarts to King's Cross - My layout under construction: http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=43358.msg536504#msg536504

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Re: Hogwarts to Kings Cross - A compact, folding layout
« Reply #155 on: July 26, 2020, 03:29:42 PM »
Question for you scenery modellers out there - how can I apply weathering to a brickpaper? Do I apply a protective varnish first, weather, then add more varnish to seal?
I've been facing the same problem.  A Metcalfe farm stone building turned out much lighter than my dry stone walls and (supposedly) granite tunnel mouths so I brushed it lightly with some Tamiya weathering powder - soot coloured.  I bought the kit ages ago for aircraft models - looks a bit like a make-up set and has an applicator with a soft brush on on end and a foam thingy on the other.  The foam end worked well for darkening the farm building - just have to be careful not to overdo it.  I'll be trying it on the station buildings next.

Thanks for the tip! Did you then seal the finished building with a matt varnish to protect it, or is it just Ok to dry out as is?
Hogwarts to King's Cross - My layout under construction: http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=43358.msg536504#msg536504

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Re: Hogwarts to Kings Cross - A compact, folding layout
« Reply #156 on: July 26, 2020, 03:42:43 PM »
Lightly brushed on would be effective . The range is here https://anticsonline.uk/Category/Weathering-Materials_N1433   and   https://www.tamiya.com/english/products/87080weathering/index.htm
thanks Chris and for the phone call, I will look into that.
   happy tracklaying. Look forward to more hogwarts magic

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Re: Hogwarts to Kings Cross - A compact, folding layout
« Reply #157 on: July 26, 2020, 05:34:22 PM »
Hi Darren, looking forward to seeing your station scene come to life, the KX roof will look great! I'm guessing you are going to be using a mix of London yellow stock brickpaper and then matching paint to go with it? What paint are you going to use the for yellow brick? I'm also planning to build my terminus with yellow stock brick, so looking to see how other people do it. 

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Re: Hogwarts to Kings Cross - A compact, folding layout
« Reply #158 on: July 26, 2020, 06:04:03 PM »
Hi Darren, looking forward to seeing your station scene come to life, the KX roof will look great! I'm guessing you are going to be using a mix of London yellow stock brickpaper and then matching paint to go with it? What paint are you going to use the for yellow brick? I'm also planning to build my terminus with yellow stock brick, so looking to see how other people do it. 

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   hi jimmy @Jimmy77  ive suggested brickpapers earlier in thread a page or so back as a suggested use here https://www.scalemodelscenery.co.uk/tx021-n-yellow-london-brick-pack-of-5-n2mm1148-424-p.asp
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« Reply #159 on: July 26, 2020, 06:10:47 PM »
Thanks for the link Chris, I was just wondering what paint alternatives are available, as for some areas I wouldn't be able to use brickpaper.

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« Reply #160 on: July 26, 2020, 06:13:33 PM »
Thanks for the link Chris, I was just wondering what paint alternatives are available, as for some areas I wouldn't be able to use brickpaper.
have a look Jimmy through the discussion please between mike impinabox, darren and myself

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« Reply #161 on: July 31, 2020, 12:02:03 PM »
Thanks for the link Chris, I was just wondering what paint alternatives are available, as for some areas I wouldn't be able to use brickpaper.

Hi Jimmy - Iíve not quite figured that out yet. The base coat will be Tamiya TS-3 Dark yellow. But the brick paper is a bit more orange/brown so I think Iíll need to experiment a bit. Iíll keep you posted!
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« Reply #162 on: July 31, 2020, 12:06:00 PM »
That's a discussion darren when time permits

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Re: Hogwarts to Kings Cross - A compact, folding layout
« Reply #163 on: Yesterday at 09:35:16 AM »
Busy week, plenty to do at work, and have completed a huge list of external DIY chores, so earnt lots of domestic brownie points. Iíve also discovered a wasps nest in the roof so have someone coming over to fix that.

On the layout - I did get the main lines all relaid with nice sweeping curves , photos below. Itís slow as Iím fitting the point motors as I go. Next job, finish the  station area, goods sidings, and build up KX station bashing the N-scenics Kit. Might get some done today....


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Re: Hogwarts to Kings Cross - A compact, folding layout
« Reply #164 on: Yesterday at 09:47:35 AM »
Christmas time darren by the time those point motors will be in. Hope the wasps nest gets sorted. I cannot wait to see progress

 

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