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Tintern:Church View [at last]
« on: May 21, 2019, 05:37:35 PM »
If anyone has been wondering what has been happening to Tintern the answer is - absolutely nothing. For nearly a year I've done virtually no modelling at all and seem to have been suffering some kind of "modellers block".There has just been no impetus to move things on and even on the odd occasions when I've got something ready to work on, within a few minutes I've given up and done something else.

I hasten to add that I've not been ill and my health has been fine - I'd just fallen out of love with modelling and there was always something else that I wanted to get on with.
Happily, a few weeks ago [possibly with the coming of Spring and lighter nights] the old interest seems to have stirred and i went back to the drawing board to pick up where i left off.Today I completed "Church View" a row of cottages that will sit [obviously] opposite the church at the bottom of the village.The eagle eyed will spot them as the Scalescenes kit modified and reworked to fit on a slightly sloping site. I find it quite difficult to alter these kits as they are so well designed that they almost defy you to build them any other way and it is often easier to start completely from scratch.

Anyway here they are and now that the impasse seems to have been resolved I hope that things will start to move forwards again.


I feel a bit sorry for th occupant of No. 2; the bin has been upended by a local cat [or fox?] and there is some clearing up to do!

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Re: Tintern:Church View [at last]
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2019, 06:23:10 PM »
they look realistic and simply beautiful and easily portray local stone / craftsmanship. well done

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Re: Tintern:Church View [at last]
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2019, 07:41:26 PM »
I am really pleased to see an update here!!  Have missed your posting.

It would be good to resurrect Tintern - I am sure that the layout that was in the goods van at the station has either long gone or been forgotten about since new 'management' took over down there.  The manager of the site certainly was not interested in the history - just in seeing how many school parties he could get onto the site to count the butterflies.................

C

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Re: Tintern:Church View [at last]
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2019, 08:15:10 PM »
That is lovely.
Iím glad that you have regained your impetus and look forward to more updates as you progress.
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Re: Tintern:Church View [at last]
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2019, 10:27:56 PM »
Yep, good to know things are on the move again.  :beers:

A lovely set of buildings.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Tintern:Church View [at last]
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2019, 08:41:50 PM »
Current project is a group of cottages on Trelleck Road Tintern which includes the former supply stores, now converted to part of a residence.

for the time being here is a further shot of Church View

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Re: Tintern:Church View [at last]
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2019, 09:01:36 PM »
thanks for sharing a beautiful building

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Re: Tintern:Church View [at last]
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2019, 06:33:22 AM »
If anyone has been wondering what has been happening to Tintern the answer is - absolutely nothing. For nearly a year I've done virtually no modelling at all and seem to have been suffering some kind of "modellers block".There has just been no impetus to move things on and even on the odd occasions when I've got something ready to work on, within a few minutes I've given up and done something else.

I think we all get that from time-to-time.

Happily, a few weeks ago [possibly with the coming of Spring and lighter nights] the old interest seems to have stirred and i went back to the drawing board to pick up where i left off.Today I completed "Church View" a row of cottages that will sit [obviously] opposite the church at the bottom of the village.



These are great - welcome back!

Here's Church Terrace in my village - 4 miners' cottages from the 1860s. They were all rendered over the years, but No.3's been taken back to bare stone. You can just see the church's roof at the top of the hill.



Mike



« Last Edit: June 08, 2019, 06:44:42 AM by maridunian »

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Re: Tintern:Church View [at last]
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2019, 06:40:04 AM »
Looking very impressive

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Re: Tintern:Church View [at last]
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2019, 05:59:35 PM »
Welcome back!

Really nice row of cottages in great looking setting.

Dave G

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Re: Tintern:Church View [at last]
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2019, 10:00:38 AM »
Lovely modelling, Cycletrak!  On the slope looks so much better than on the flat. 
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Re: Tintern:Church View [at last]
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2019, 10:05:59 AM »
Hi Cycletrak9,

Modellers block happens to most of us at some point.  There are so many things competing for our energy, time and money these days.  Great to see you have found your mojo again though and the cottages are wonderful.

Well done.

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Re: Tintern:Church View [at last]
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2019, 06:43:04 PM »
Thanks for the kind remarks everyone. My regained enthusiasm has now had a boost from the Cricket World Cup. I don't have Sky TV but I am a massive fan of Test Match Special on BBC radio and sitting modelling to the background of Jonathan Agnew and the team is a pretty good way of whiling away the time.

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Re: Tintern:Church View [at last]
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2019, 07:05:56 PM »
Thanks for the kind remarks everyone. My regained enthusiasm has now had a boost from the Cricket World Cup. I don't have Sky TV but I am a massive fan of Test Match Special on BBC radio and sitting modelling to the background of Jonathan Agnew and the team is a pretty good way of whiling away the time.
Agreed, Test Match Special is certainly a national institution which must not be allowed to die.
TMC and railway modelling - a great combination.
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Re: Tintern:Church View [at last]
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2019, 07:24:17 PM »
Agreed. Just pleasant informative and have it on . A national treasure tms

 

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