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 on: November 03, 2017, 06:53:49 AM 
Started by Ray Dunakin - Last post by Lawton Maner
     I'm going to have to use yours as Nick's can't be found for the empty take away boxes.  Grin

 on: November 02, 2017, 10:59:35 PM 
Started by Ray Dunakin - Last post by Ray Dunakin
The whole thing is animated! The ore is brought up from the mine, loaded into cars, and hauled to the rotary dumper. Here's a video showing it in action:


The first five minutes is mostly narration and interviews with the builders (in Polish and Italian, respectively). So you might want to skip ahead to the five minute mark.

 on: November 02, 2017, 03:17:30 AM 
Started by Burl - Last post by Burl

 on: November 01, 2017, 09:26:24 PM 
Started by Burl - Last post by finescalerr
Laser cut Plexiglas? -- Russ

 on: November 01, 2017, 03:36:19 PM 
Started by Burl - Last post by Burl
Laser cut parts came in today.  I had these made at http://ponoko.com/
Kind of like Shapeways, but for laser cutting.  I have not taken the paper off yet.

 on: October 31, 2017, 03:15:38 PM 
Started by Hydrostat - Last post by Hydrostat
Thanks guys.

WOW!!! That looks fantastic. I love the subtle wood grain.

From a distance it may look alright. Honestly I avoided closeups because they'll reveal the grain as brush traces. I plan to hide some not to well parts of the desks with blueprints.

Great modeling as usual but, for stealing the name "Sergeant Hightower" from a movie ... go stand in the corner! -- Russ

Don't tell IKEA. They may start a new campaign with movie base named furniture. And for sure they won't remunerate me for the idea. In that special case I don't set no great store by being trucked for the idea, too.

Excellent as always. But, if it truly is modeled on knockdown furniture, where are the 2-3 leftover parts/desk? (Perhaps in the back of one of the drawers?)

 Cheesy. The fourth desk IS the leftover part.

Hi Volker

I may well remember, that back in my aircraft modeling times, there were a lot of different woodgrain techniques. One of them ist the use of oil paint over a acrylic basie. How did YOU do that phantastic worn-out tabletops?

Cheers, Peter

That's exactly what I've done. I started with two layers of Revell 36 382 wood brown silk matt acrylic color and added some three or four layers of Winsor & Newton Griffin Alkyd colour Burnt Sienna, slightly thinned with white spirits. A first attempt with a somewhat stiffer brush resulted in to strong stripes and so another attempt (and additional layers) with a wide soft flat brush led to the result seen here. Alkyd colors remain somewhat translucent, which adds to the polished wood appearance. I didn't like working with them during my arts studies, because it didn't fit my kind of painting, but nowadays i love them for the depth they bring more and more with each layer.
The tabletops were cut from MDF which has a rather rough texture/surface compared to cardboard. The worn out effect at the edges results from grabbing the desks with my latex gloves covered fingers although the English gentlemen haven't been dry completely, which takes a week or so ...


 on: October 31, 2017, 07:54:54 AM 
Started by Scratchman - Last post by Scratchman
Bill the year was 1995. The model was in the Summer 2008 Narrow Gauge Annual.

Gordon Birrell


 on: October 30, 2017, 09:06:35 PM 
Started by Scratchman - Last post by billmart
Gordon -

"#3. 2-foot critter, plans in the May/June and Setpember /October Gazette"  Which year?

I love all your models.

Bill Martinsen

 on: October 30, 2017, 11:53:28 AM 
Started by Ray Dunakin - Last post by finescalerr
Lawton, go stand in the corner. -- Russ

 on: October 30, 2017, 07:38:28 AM 
Started by Ray Dunakin - Last post by Lawton Maner
Given the scenery, it is obvious they are mining Buffalo Nickels.

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