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« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2012, 01:59:33 AM »

Neat looking track!  -- Dallas
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« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2012, 12:05:41 PM »

Some interesting snippets and nicely done -just love the track work the colouring looks fine -
Barney.
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« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2012, 01:16:54 PM »

G'evening all,

While visiting the Museum der Arbeit (Museum of Work) taking some photos of a clamshell supporting Frithjof's project I also came across this green door: "... Green Door, what's the secret you're keepin' / There's an old piano and the play it hot behind that Green Door ..."  Grin

Um, well ... actually there wasn't any sign of life behind that green door, but I thought it would be a good idea to build at least a section of the wall including that green door:





I built the door from styrene: door leaf (thickness 0,25mm), door frame (strip 2x2mm). The rusty appearance I achieved by using different shades of brown (Humbrol), applied with small sponges - a technique adopted from Marc.

The bricks are single hand-laid miniature bricks, but I'm not quite sure yet if I'm gonna use single miniature bricks for the surrounding wall as well or if I'm going to give the card board bricks like in this thread 1/35 Paper Structure Vignette *link* another try ...

To fill the joints I used Hydrocal (Noch/Woodland Scenics). Because of it's low viscosity it does better seep into the really tiny gaps (0,5mm) than common plaster.

The door lintel and the fundament are made from common plaster, slightly tinted with a drop of black acrylic colour (Lukas Cryl Terzia). I removed the boarding while the plaster was still damp and structured it with a small wire brush as used for cleaning spark plugs - as practised i. e. by Marc before. The following colour treatment will be done with acrylic colours from Floquil/Polly Scale and Vallejo ... as soon as they arrive ...  Wink

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« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2012, 12:10:36 AM »

There is always this site for door inspiration - http://abriendo-puertas.tumblr.com/ (When you want even more inspiration than your brain can handle!!!)
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« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2012, 02:25:00 PM »

There is always this site for door inspiration - http://abriendo-puertas.tumblr.com/ (When you want even more inspiration than your brain can handle!!!)
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« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2012, 05:30:24 PM »

There is always this site for door inspiration - http://abriendo-puertas.tumblr.com/ (When you want even more inspiration than your brain can handle!!!)
...  Shocked Shocked Shocked ...

  Pretty girl .  And the doors and windows aren't bad either .
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« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2012, 01:24:54 PM »

G'evening all,

discovering, that large scale modelling in 1/16 scale seems to become more popular, I was giving it a try and felt very comfortable regarding aging eyes and fingers ...  Grin

The prototype of the wooden crates measures 60 x 40 cm, making approx. 3,75 x 2,5 cm in 1/16 scale. The wood strips are Limewood (1mm thickness) cut with a buzz saw to fit, as well as the three-edged corner parts, made from rectangular wood strips cut with a 45 adjustment of the saw blade. The parts have first been coloured with different blends of Vallejo acrylics wet in wet and then glued together using wood glue. The nail imitations have been made with a mechanical pencil, followed by some rust colour, applied with the tip of a tooth pick. Finally when dry, I gave a slight shade around the nail imitation using thinned dark Vallejo acrylic and/or gray wood stain.

Making the weed, growing in the corner of the broken crate in some left soil (coffee powder), I scanned the leaf of a jewelweed (Impatiens Parviflora), downscaled it and printed it on cigarette paper (0,03 mm thickness), taped on a common sheet of paper for printing. The stalk is made from copper wire (0,25 mm thickness) out of a harddisk computerwire. The leafs were coloured (ink jet) printouts, but after having superglued the leafs to the stalks I gave them another colour treatment, using Humbrol enamel.

The both Narrow Gauge Annuals are to scale and printed on cigarette paper as well ...  Wink



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« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2012, 03:27:44 PM »

WOW!
Color is great on both boxes!
The annuals are a neat touch too!
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« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2012, 07:59:23 PM »

Excellent coloring on the crates ... plants look nice and delicate!  -- Dallas
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« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2012, 02:26:25 AM »

Beautiful work. Terrible choice of books. You should have magazines showing beautiful girls in thong bikinis, not Narrow Gauge Annuals!! -- Russ
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« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2012, 06:36:55 AM »

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Yea! Where's my gazette?
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« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2012, 06:49:03 AM »

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Yea! Where's my gazette?
... mmmmh ... may be Russ is preparing a new mag for publication ...  Huh  Grin 
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« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2012, 02:40:10 PM »

"may be Russ is preparing a new mag for publication ..."

If I do prepare a new magazine, it will give new meaning to the word "model"! -- ssuR
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