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« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2019, 12:59:25 AM »

Nice work. I especially like the old, busted-up doors.

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« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2019, 09:06:13 AM »

Russ:
Your idea for Nick has been used before By Edgar Allen Poe.  If you leave a small hole near the floor to slide take away boxes into the corner, he will never notice the brick wall.
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« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2019, 01:12:20 PM »

Update on the wall.  Apart from adding a possible nameboard above the door the front of the building is finished. The mortar was an absolute "pig" compared with the initial test part.  It may have been the matt varnish spray used to seal the bricks before adding the mortar. Anyway it all ended up far too pale.  By accident I tried a coat of dilute pva glue (goodness knows why!) and it restored the colour. The white area will probably be covered by the nameboard but represents the lime coming out of the bricks, while alongside is a section of mortarless, cracked wall to give it character (black paint finely applied between the bricks). The shrubs growing on the lefty of the door cover a rather "duff" bit of wall. Might try some bird droppings on the vent!.
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« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2019, 04:31:53 PM »

Les, The wall looks really good overall, including the shrubs hiding the " 'Duff' bit"
The mortarless, cracked areas look like black mortar to me rather than voids where the mortar is missing. Is there a way to dig out the mortar in those areas instead?
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« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2019, 09:07:59 PM »

Bill's suggestion might help. The wall still looks quite good. -- Russ
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« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2019, 04:59:06 AM »

I think its probably the photo, the dark bits are gaps with no mortar. Like weathered walls I also hacked at some of the bricks to remove the outer layer and reveal the lighter inside part  - as these are real miniature bricks it works quite well.
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« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2019, 07:11:31 AM »

Close up photo
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« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2019, 01:08:54 PM »

You should have showed us that one to begin with! -- Russ
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« Reply #23 on: August 08, 2019, 12:35:59 AM »

Excellent! The pitted bricks really sell it.

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« Reply #24 on: August 08, 2019, 08:07:47 AM »

Yes, that angle shows the missing mortar much better. The erroded bricks are great!
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« Reply #25 on: August 19, 2019, 04:32:28 AM »

Side wall now added, the model will be in "low relief" as a backdrop to derelict locos, wagons, etc.  The broken rendered parts are made from plaster (as per Marcel Ackle's tutorial on his website)   It is cast onto 10thou plasticard with a depth of just 0.5 mm (it makes it VERY fragile), when dry removed by turning the casting upside down and peeling back the thin plasticard.  The broken up parts are then PVA glued onto the brick wall and weathered with water-based paints and powders. The hole in the middle will be for a steam pipe from a boiler (rusty of course!) outside the wall.  I tried "cracking" the plaster but it turned out to be too well glued on. 
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« Reply #26 on: August 19, 2019, 04:37:09 AM »

sorry the phot is sideways, you will all suffer neck ache trying to look at it!
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« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2019, 01:00:10 PM »

Upright or sideways it shows the very adequate quality of your work. -- Russ
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« Reply #28 on: August 19, 2019, 02:21:31 PM »

looking good - but my neck aches -
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« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2019, 02:44:20 PM »




No problem you just have to put the PC or the monitor right.
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