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Title: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on September 03, 2013, 02:20:46 AM
hi all
lately i have moved on from my post-new project 2013 and are slowly rebuilding the blue top salvage company i feel that the name' ace radium' fits the model.same concept, old maritime factory on the coast some where and as i have said before small small base board muli level[700mm by 700 mm] 2 foot 4 inches by 2 foot 4 inches.
here is a photo of the mess before the order.the 2  photo is of a power generation unit that i have built.i will be placed at the back of the factory and painted a dark colour to give it some depth.it will be open at the side the photo also shows the different sight angles that are possible.the thick dark line is the track snaking through the building and travelling behind the back scene.the last photo is of the frount of the factory with the turban in place.the cnack is to make sure it all fits into such a small space.i hope the photoes work.
kind regards from ace radium-kim


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on September 03, 2013, 02:22:23 AM
sorry here is the 1 photo


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on September 03, 2013, 02:23:25 AM
and the 2


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: danpickard on September 03, 2013, 02:31:53 AM
Nice looking start Kim.  I like the height thus far.
You've got about 18 months to finish it, yeah?  ;) ...come to Bowral with it perhaps?

Cheers,
Dan


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on September 03, 2013, 02:32:16 AM
ha sorry guys i am at last getting he hang of posting photoes, here is another pic of the turban


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on September 03, 2013, 02:52:47 AM
hi dan how are you doing .if i get the posting of photoes right in 18 months i will be happy.it is coming. there are a few problems 1- is that i cant review my postings using additional options and 2-that my mind is about a million light years away from the key board at the moment.
i find the new model a bit of a challenge because of its size  .one trick i want to use is about the perception of space,the loco will stop out of sight behind the back scene for about 1 minute and then re enter. the multi- level is another i could have a passing loop up there,continual running on the base and operation on the upper level.as a add on you could build a large oar carrier that would fit on the left hand side or the base board big boat 19 meters long[60 feet].this could be load radium powder from the upper level or unloaded from a travelling crane,huge
kind regards kim


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on September 21, 2013, 02:30:20 AM
hi all.
ace radium what is it and where is it?
when the site was sold 10 years ago all signs of it former use was gone except some old bolt holes in the concrete ash floor.its isolation and security insured that it kept its secrets.all the locals told stories of flashes on the horizon and sudden power surges.some mail was sent to the local post office by mistake adressed to the howard huges care of the ace radium.of course the post master could not help but not peak, inside there was a bill for some marine grade ply wood.that was the last anybody heard of ace radium till i decided to build it. the model is slowly progressing with the re build at the back.1 length of flextrack is used as it is not seen and the radius is really tight. hand layed code 83 will be used on the rest.in the areas that cant really be seen like the walls behind the engine 1-35 embossed brick sheets are used,flemish bond.weathered to taste.the track goes into darkness to enhance the sense of distance.i would like to put a signal light in there a nice red colour in the darkness.the main carcess of the factory will be one light box with slots cut into the floor ceilings  letting rays of light into the darkness.i cant wait.
on another note i find posting photes a bit of a pain with the hard drive option it really will only let you post 1 photo at the time because of the kb limit .you cant preview your posts and if you make mistake you have to start again.the link option is the best and i really like it but my photoes get erased after a while i have a lot of photo material i would like to post as i said i find it a pain.
kind regards kim


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: finescalerr on September 21, 2013, 02:33:06 AM
Kim, posting photos with the software we use for this forum really is a pain. Even I have trouble with it ... and it's my forum! Please keep us up to date anyway. -- Russ


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on September 21, 2013, 04:13:06 AM
here is another


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: danpickard on October 23, 2013, 02:27:36 PM
Bump...any tinkering happening Kim?

Cheers,
Dan


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on November 02, 2013, 02:15:43 AM
h dan
have been admiring some of the fine models at russes place plenty to get excited about.
myself i have ended up in italy for a bit and i forget to bring my e-xacto knife.talk about brick work the italians certanly make the poms look like biginners.thin bricks layed in the most perfect arches a most impressive country.
kind regards kim


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on December 08, 2013, 04:53:06 AM
hi all.
i is always good to get away for a spell.i have to admit that is was stuck with ace radium ,now i am all positive with a lot of idears .

(http://images18.fotki.com/v60/photos/3/1816483/12293988/DSCF2315640x480-vi.jpg).

the big idear of late is to have a massive building as a back drop a bit like a turbon hall.the track will exit or enter from beneath this building.around the same area in the entrance to the boat lagoon i have to admit that i was having problems fitting it all in ,there is just not a lot of space.think of a gloomy overgrown canal tunnel,right now this is the idear for the boat harbour entrance exit.
talk soon kim


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: Barney on December 08, 2013, 02:06:50 PM
Very interesting and different - and of course always inspiring
Barney


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: Ray Dunakin on December 08, 2013, 06:55:46 PM
That vent on the roof looks interesting. How did you make it?


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: Chuck Doan on December 08, 2013, 07:53:09 PM
Looks workable. I recently got interested in a California mine: go to Flickr and search for New Idria-lots of festering rust there.


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on December 09, 2013, 12:17:24 AM
hey barey,ray and chuck.
thanks for the feedback i will try and mock up a bit more of the idear in the next couple of days .i hope this will illistrate it all a bit more clearly.ray i think the big vent on the roof is a commercial product i have had it so long i have forgotten its source.
kind regards kim.


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: danpickard on December 09, 2013, 05:31:22 AM
Hi Kim,
Welcome home, and nice to see some glue flowing again (which is more than I can say for my modelling efforts lately...haven't even unpacked since the last exhibition in October!).  Liking the big building backdrop idea, which always works well to make the railway feel smaller and more narrow gauge.  Lots of alcoves, lots of corners, lots of little stories.

Cheers,
Dan


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: Junior on December 09, 2013, 09:03:24 AM
Looks superb so far and looking forward to see this develop.

Anders


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on December 09, 2013, 06:26:36 PM
good morning anders, dan.
how right are you ,shadows in this case with the help of airbrush,um mirrors.
kind regards kim


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on December 23, 2013, 03:11:30 AM
well what better way to end the year with a bit of modelling.
i have been moving along with the general layout of the main building -two levels and the entrance to the boat lagoon i feel that i am beginning to get the hang of ace radium.i have been trying out the 1-4 inch brick paper from micro mark for a bit of a change i think i will be fun to trying to mess it up a lot.just lately i got the blue prints for a experimental 2 man nuclar sub that was in development by the huges corporation i have to build it.

(http://images107.fotki.com/v159/photos/3/1816483/12715512/DSCF2338640x480-vi.jpg)

anyway all the best for the last bit 2013 kim


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: finescalerr on December 23, 2013, 10:46:45 AM
I'm glad you are back at work on the diorama but please keep us posted on the sub, too. -- Russ


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on December 23, 2013, 12:10:26 PM
hey russ
looking at the picture in the cold light of dawn=that brick paper i think i dont like it i will see what it is like once i airbrush it.
kind regards kim


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: finescalerr on December 24, 2013, 02:25:11 AM
A friend sent me a sample of that stuff a few years ago, Kim, and I didn't like it much, either. The texture and color were wrong, the bricks looked "blobby" and I much preferred the effect I got by printing bricks on card and scribing the mortar lines. In comparison to other methods we've seen here, neither my bricks nor Micro-Mark's reach the gold medal round. -- Russ


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on December 24, 2013, 10:39:17 PM
hi russ
what are you doing for christmas looks like the rest of the world is freezing there buns off.
the best brick sheets i have seen are marks, that are laser scribed.the effect i am after is a background far away effect so i selected a material that has very little detail.i will go to work on it and sees what will happen.my thinking at the moment is to dull it with a grey mist and pick out some of the mortar lines around the steel beams and pipes that will be added.
all the best kim


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on January 21, 2014, 01:58:53 AM
hi all
ace radium is slowly going forward.
what i have been doing is to get the base board and model filled in,that is to outline how the model will work as a whole.
it is 1 levels.the bottom level or ground level is the entrance and exit to the lagoon[black portion center of model]to give the model a sense of distance the track will  emerge  left under the 1 level water tower[it will travel out of sight. on the top level or 1 level there is a huge beam that supports the top building there the track travels in front of the building traveling under the water towards the frount of the model.this is one huge building with lots of spaces to be filled in.paint finishes well at this stage there are non i might paint the whole model one dark colour with one red beacon glowing in the channel tunnel.the photoes will follow in the next post
 king regards kim


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on January 21, 2014, 02:15:33 AM
pictures

(http://images53.fotki.com/v1504/photos/3/1816483/12715512/DSCF2415640x480-vi.jpg).

(http://images60.fotki.com/v361/photos/3/1816483/12715512/DSCF2411640x480-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: marc_reusser on January 29, 2014, 02:01:13 AM
Cool.


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on January 29, 2014, 04:18:36 AM
cool for cats hey mark.
looking at my posts my stuff is pritty rough.i dont have any idear most of the time i just keeping chipping away at it.i dont mind showing my chaos after the name of the post is -modellers at work.
kind regards kim


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: marc_reusser on January 29, 2014, 06:55:19 AM
For me, the biggest pleasure of a project thread, is watching how it progresses, how the individuals work, think, and approach their build. I find that I learn more from the this, and get more enjoyment out of this, than from the finished piece. :)


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on February 03, 2014, 04:28:52 AM
hi all
i am trying something different ,for me that is.
i tried a lot of different approaches for the windows and the tecknique that appeals to me is the painted glass approach.airbrush and watercolours.
kind regards kim.
(http://images116.fotki.com/v715/photos/3/1816483/12715512/DSCF2451640x480-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: finescalerr on February 03, 2014, 02:11:00 PM
Kim, can you be a little more specific? Are you suggesting glass by painting another material or are you airbrushing the back side of an actual glass pane? -- Russ


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on February 03, 2014, 06:12:37 PM
hey russ
the windows i paint them on thick card or cardboard.
i tried building them but the thickness of the glazing bar become a pain and any that were out of square stood out like dogs -.
so get a bit of card prime,then quickly paint with a base colour even colour with air brush at a low pressure so the mist spits a bit.get a tube of white water colour dilute till the colour is very thin, flood window so the base airbrush layer shows through.detail with fine paint strokes of darker colour.add any other details a needed
so there it is of course over time all this will be modified.
kind regards kim
 


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on July 21, 2014, 12:28:22 AM
hi all there is a warning in red ink-'this topic has not been posted in for a least 120 days" it seems longer but i am back plodding along.same idear but completely different approach.this is a very small base using large scale narrow gauge.i am now elavating the spur to be 50mm[2 inches] above the base water.the loop still will go behind the scene this is 30 mm[1.5 inches] above the base water.looking at the factoy i feel that is too heigh i need to lower it as i want to get into framed skyes between roofs.my material of choice is hoop pine ply wood lovely finish.i hate laying track but it is nearly done.
regards kim.
(http://images108.fotki.com/v1629/photos/3/1816483/13136636/DSCF2627640x480-vi.jpg).
(http://images116.fotki.com/v108/photos/3/1816483/13136636/DSCF2629640x480-vi.jpg).
(http://images61.fotki.com/v666/photos/3/1816483/13136636/DSCF2633640x480-vi.jpg).
(http://images46.fotki.com/v10/photos/3/1816483/13136636/DSCF2637640x480-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: finescalerr on July 21, 2014, 01:57:39 PM
Satisfactory. -- Russ


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on August 06, 2014, 04:28:53 AM
hi all.
ace radium is getting its grades and concrete retaining walls constructed is this update.what i will do is to rough in all the base structures and apply a bit of colour.i will then pour the tinted resin water base over a detailed lagoon bottom.after all this dries and there is no danger of damage from the resin i will proceed.
regards.
(http://images59.fotki.com/v791/photos/3/1816483/13136636/DSCF2680640x480-vi.jpg).

(http://images14.fotki.com/v219/photos/3/1816483/13136636/DSCF2684640x480-vi.jpg).

(http://images108.fotki.com/v1623/photos/3/1816483/13136636/DSCF2685640x480-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: finescalerr on August 06, 2014, 01:35:32 PM
Coming together. Thanks for the update. -- Russ


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: Barney on August 07, 2014, 09:45:36 AM
Looking good and coming on nicely - will you be using much of the 1st version
Barney


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on August 09, 2014, 12:52:33 AM
hi russ and barney.
my intentions are usually different from the reality of actually keeping anything.over the last 20 years i have built  9 seperate displays when i move on i say to myself i should reuse bits and pieces but they never fit even the raw materials are moved on.i keep some bits but they are put on the shelves or new homes are found.every one of those displays has tough me something my feeling about ;blue top salvage;is that it had too much detail and it was hard to get a focal point i will see if i can resist it and make it more focused this time with ace radium.
with the earlier version of ace radium i was going about it the wrong way i was building from the top down and guess what all the pieces did not fit.even though it is boaring what i am building now will give me a solid base .
fotki is down so no pictures.
kind regards kim


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: Chuck Doan on August 10, 2014, 09:33:16 PM
I'm glad to see some progress!


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on August 24, 2014, 12:35:20 AM
hi all now for resin water,still green slimy variety for this i am going to use 2 part epoxy, warning use in a very well ventilated space and some special dies to add colour.
my process is .
1- prime the base.
2-colour your base with a variety of tones.
3-level your base.
4-mix your 2 parts and add a bit of dye of this pour it took about 1.5 litres to a depth of 5 mm.
5-pour.
6- add some darker dyes to the scarey places in my case under the buildings where the locks are[at the back].
this should take 5 days to dry just before it goes off you can add texture.
kind regards kim.

(http://images46.fotki.com/v1612/photos/3/1816483/13203575/DSCF2689640x4802-vi.jpg).
(http://images46.fotki.com/v1612/photos/3/1816483/13203575/DSCF2689640x4802-vi.jpg).
(http://images16.fotki.com/v363/photos/3/1816483/13203575/DSCF2697640x480-vi.jpg).
(http://images60.fotki.com/v367/photos/3/1816483/13203575/DSCF2699640x480-vi.jpg).
(http://images60.fotki.com/v361/photos/3/1816483/13203575/DSCF2709640x480-vi.jpg).
(http://images51.fotki.com/v278/photos/3/1816483/13203575/DSCF2710640x480-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: finescalerr on August 24, 2014, 02:05:51 AM
Well, you seem to be pretty proficient at that step .... -- Russ


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: Ray Dunakin on August 30, 2014, 01:37:27 PM
Nice. Looks like lots of algae in that water.


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on September 01, 2014, 03:01:53 AM
hi ray and russ
usually i wold not pour the water at this early stage but seeing that the expoxy resin creeps up the side of walls an makes a quarter round fnish the choice was simple.i will add more stains to the moss green water plus algie.the walls of the water line structures , piles and the locks come next they are seperate units.but of course before any of this i have to finish the darn track
regards kim


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on September 22, 2014, 04:35:54 PM
good morning all.
well it is nearly the end of 2014 and ace radium is slowly raising off the base board.i have finished the first fix of the track and building the structures.you can see my idear of getting the track behind the base board and treating the entrance to the to the central lagoon.in that black space are getting lock gates-rusty slimey.
the rest of the spaces are coming together in my thooughts remember that i make all of this up no blue prints or 3d printing.
regards kim.
(http://images51.fotki.com/v628/photos/3/1816483/13270242/DSCF2749640x480-vi.jpg).
(http://images16.fotki.com/v301/photos/3/1816483/13270242/DSCF2742640x480-vi.jpg).
(http://images60.fotki.com/v361/photos/3/1816483/13270242/DSCF2743640x4802-vi.jpg).
(http://images60.fotki.com/v367/photos/3/1816483/13270242/DSCF2744640x480-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: Ray Dunakin on September 22, 2014, 08:26:07 PM
Nice start on the building.


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: Peter_T1958 on September 24, 2014, 05:54:19 AM
Hi Kim

I followed the pouring of your resin water with great interest. As I have never did such before, I don't know what awaits me, when I have to do the same at my current project. Therefore some questions:

Your approach crating the lagoon bottom looks quite easy. Isn't there a danger, that some particles, stones, vegetation will simply be swept away, when you poure the resin in?

Under point 6 you wrote:
6- add some darker dyes to the scarey places in my case under the buildings where the locks are[at the back].
this should take 5 days to dry just before it goes off you can add texture.3575/DSCF2710640x480-vi.jpg[/img]

Texture? To the water surface? For my purposes, on the one hand I would need a calm water surface, but nevertheless the illusion of the surface of water in motion. I have read elsewhere that heat-treatening the resin surface with a soldering iron gives the illusion of gentle waves. Any experience?

Regards,
Peter


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on September 24, 2014, 02:50:14 PM
hi ray and peter.
i have had some real f### ups with resin and i think  now it is all about timing usually you have a time frame of 24 hours that you can work the resin,you have be totally precise with the mixing or it wont set.your base has to be level use a spirit level.heavy items wont be washed away resin is very thick lighter items suck as twigs should be glued down or once the resin is poured add them seperately resin is like quick sand.dont use a soldering iron the fumes could kill you.the trick with texture is to wait about 15 hours the resin should seem to be hard but still soft under this hard shell tilt the board on a slight angle and from one edge use a hair drier this will produce texture in the tilt angle.some use tooth picks to tease the surface into waves again timing .also u tube is a good source of inspiration.
there is a french military modeller who is a master with resin i cant remember his name.he mastered deep water that was poured in stages.each stage has suspended details like dead sailors being drawn down from into the deep by sinking sections of a tsar eria russan battleship- military modellers are so tragic.
regards kim


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: Peter_T1958 on September 25, 2014, 09:40:45 AM
Thanks for your answers. And I understand: resin water does not make things easier ....
BTW. The french military modeller you mentioned is Jean-Bernard André. He is a French diorama modeller! So don't discredit the military modelers - as I am someone who comes from the same branch ;) ;)  But of course I absolutely agree with you; although most of his dioramas look  fantastic, they  are  tragic indeed.
Here one of his articles:
http://www.jbadiorama.com/jaws_-article.php

His approach is a completly different one: He builds up a clay master of the desired waves and poures the resin water into  a rubber negative form (Mmh, difficult to describe, but you should read his articles...).


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on September 25, 2014, 11:07:54 AM
hi peter.
please with military modellers i love their teckniques and approaches to modelling some of these have been a huge influence on the hobby.
we australians have a unique sense of humor it goes back to our convict past i think it is called irony, so please dont take my comments so -friends hey.
with andre there was a stage a few years past where he was doing deep water in layers and putting clear dyes in each layer t looked fantastic.i will look around to see if i can find the example.
you should just muck around with resin and get familiar with the product just do it outside.
regards kim


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: finescalerr on September 25, 2014, 12:27:22 PM
A friend, Don McKenney, whose layout I featured in the 2003 Logging Annual used clear gloss acrylic:

"I have used casting resin to simulate water and find it decidedly 'unforgiving'. So I tried something different. I painted the bottom of the pond with acrylic artist’s paints (blues, greens, and browns), then applied a thick layer of Liquitex medium viscosity acrylic gloss medium and varnish. It turned out beautifully. It cleans up with water and produces no toxic vapors or smelly fumes. While the gloss medium was still tacky, I blew on some wood and bark debris and green plant growth. It was easy and I am very satisfied with the results."

Maybe somebody here has tried something similar. It would be pretty interesting to see a comparison.

Russ


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: Peter_T1958 on September 25, 2014, 12:32:03 PM
Hi Kim

So don't discredit the military modelers - as I am someone who comes from the same branch ;) ;)

Don't worry, this was also meant only as a joke! I have to realise once again, that expressing good humor in a foreign language is a difficult task... :-\

Cheers,
Peter


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: shropshire lad on September 25, 2014, 03:16:40 PM
Hi Kim

So don't discredit the military modelers - as I am someone who comes from the same branch ;) ;)

Don't worry, this was also meant only as a joke! I have to realise once again, that expressing good humor in a foreign language is a difficult task... :-\

Cheers,
Peter

 For some of us it hard enough in our own language . Isn't that right , Russ ?

  Nick



Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: Chuck Doan on September 25, 2014, 06:13:10 PM
Nice water! Good to see it coming together Kim.


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: finescalerr on September 26, 2014, 01:42:30 AM
Nick, go stand in the corner.

Is it only the first time this year I've been able to write that?

Russ


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on October 19, 2014, 02:03:49 PM
good morning all
this time it is about the tale of 3 tanks.
ace radium will need at least 2 tanks -1 for water the other for toxic waste.the location of 1 will be above the small whalf area.i am trying to decide what shape this tank will take.

(http://images9.fotki.com/v1518/photos/3/1816483/13343573/DSCF2825-vi.jpg).
this is a modern design plastic enclosed.maybe a water tank.

(http://images40.fotki.com/v993/photos/3/1816483/13343573/DSCF2826-vi.jpg).
a really big tank it would be fun to model a big pool of toxic waste wih this 1.

(http://images47.fotki.com/v1570/photos/3/1816483/13343573/DSCF2824-vi.jpg).
and the last and perhaps my faverite.i made it a while ago but still like it.good contrast with the clean lines of the rest of the buildings.i can really have fun with old water and reeds slime, inside he open top.

onwards towards toxic shock regards kim


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: Chuck Doan on October 19, 2014, 10:03:34 PM
I like that corrugated tank.


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: finescalerr on October 20, 2014, 12:51:07 AM
Yes, go with the corrugated tank. The water already looks pretty toxic, and I assume that's the "cleaner" stuff. -- Russ


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: Hydrostat on October 20, 2014, 02:23:39 PM
Kim,

the corrugated tank is it. The composition might benefit from a bigger, i.e. maybe thrice higher tank, being the highest point of the layout, but I'm afraid the substructure doesn't fit that size.

Volker


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on October 20, 2014, 09:12:15 PM
yep you nailed it.
my thoughts exactly,i am going to trash the structure that the tank sits on and build a heigher thicker structure that raises the tank.the build at the back makes sense in one way that it provides a way for the track to go off stage but needs a roof of some sort that the tank support is attached to.my idear is to have a hip roof with a walk way across the hip to the tank.then there is the build on the right side it would be nice to make it all sort of blurrie blending into the back scene.
regards kim


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: Barney on October 23, 2014, 04:25:48 AM
Inspiration I just love it
Barney


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: Design-HSB on October 23, 2014, 07:27:03 AM
Hi Kim,

for which the tank because should it be?

Somehow there should Platform and tank itself, consistent with its actual function in a Realition.
So he interferes in the moment rather the great overall impression of your model.


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on October 29, 2014, 12:36:38 PM
hi helmut.
the tank will be used for chemical waste of the no name variety.it will have a platform and detailed interior maybe some reeds in the no name water.
i am having a slight change of plans as to what i am capible of doing in the next 7 months.i want to go to the austraian narrow gauge convention next easter and ace radium wont be finished i dont want to rush it it is just to good a hobby item.what i wont to do is too finished to a standard is the tank and the right hand section-stand alone display.later it will be reunited with the base board.
love your mine loco regards kim


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: Design-HSB on October 30, 2014, 04:53:02 AM
Hi Kim,

if the tank contains chemical waste should not be in a drip tray?

How about a cement silo that is not so high and would certainly fit well into a port.
Thanks for the like my mine locomotive.


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: danpickard on October 30, 2014, 02:12:32 PM
Hi Kim,
Thanks for the continued updates of the project.  Also happy to hear you plan to be at the NGC next year with some elements for display.  Always enjoy the opportunity to have a proper look at what you've created.

Cheers,
Dan


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: finescalerr on October 31, 2014, 01:01:27 AM
Hey, Dan. Nice to see you back. -- Russ


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: danpickard on October 31, 2014, 01:14:04 AM
Been lurking a bit Russ.  Been busy working on the 1:1 studio to do some modelling in, but unfortunately have to do another "real" job, which is time consuming and delaying my building and modelling sessions.  Would like to think that by Christmas I might have a dedicated space to be creative within, and then maybe have something more to report.  In the mean time, I'll just sit back and gather others ideas and enjoy their efforts :)

Cheers,
Dan


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: finescalerr on October 31, 2014, 12:40:26 PM
Sounds almost exactly like my own plight. -- Russ


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on October 31, 2014, 10:33:48 PM
hi dan helmut and russ.
burn out, o yer i have got it bad, my burn out is having a profession of a heratage carpenter for the last 37 years.injury dust never having enough money pain in the butt architecs pain in the butt engineers all into over servicing  and local councils that are impossible to deal with these pictures are of a cantilever verandah here in sydney that i have been on since easter.huge job for one person the old hotel is 140 years old, old for australian standards.basically it has big structural cracks and to get my needle beams level[they come out of the building at right angles i had to make large holes in the brick work to adjust the level by 290 mm[about one foot] this was just the beginning of the story.i am tied tied the only thing that unwinds me is modelling.

(http://images53.fotki.com/v1495/photos/3/1816483/13372483/DSCF2843640x480-vi.jpg).
(http://images61.fotki.com/v431/photos/3/1816483/13372483/DSCF2844640x480-vi.jpg).

helmut you are so right for toxic waste it should be concrete but this is after all howard hughes he had to get the job done he liked to cut corners.so for the sake of the argument lets say it is just crappy old waste og a general variety.thus the new tank stand this section in the photo is the one that i will develope.

(http://)http://images40.fotki.com/v1339/photos/3/1816483/13372483/DSCF2847640x480-vi.jpg.

on another subject i will be back in europe in january is there any good hobby related shows on

regards kim


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on October 31, 2014, 10:41:46 PM
(http://images40.fotki.com/v1339/photos/3/1816483/13372483/DSCF2847640x480-vi.jpg).

the missing new tank stand.


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: finescalerr on November 01, 2014, 01:17:54 AM
That turned out okay. I especially like the picture of your dog. -- Russ


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: danpickard on November 02, 2014, 02:13:35 AM
Nice work with the stand Kim.  I would probably recognise that as your style.  I think I've come to realise there is something very "Tom Yorke-ish" about a lot of your finishes.  Quirky styling, bold with the colouring, kind of caricature but without losing all plausibility...I like the feel of it.

Cheers,
Dan


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: Hydrostat on November 02, 2014, 03:53:31 AM
Kim,

that's much better. I still think the tank itself might become higher as it is. I would then add another layer of rectangular I-beams to lead the load via the now existing I-beams to the ground. I'm an artist, no structural engineer, so don't take that too serious.

Volker


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on November 12, 2014, 06:25:30 PM
good morning all.
welcome to the next version of ace radium a small and detailed diorama[390 mm wide,420mm deep and 390 mm heigh-15,16and 15 inches].it based on the larger version but with some changes the most important being that it is completely portable.the base underframes uses my faverite material 1.5 mm bass wood.dont buy it at hobbie shops, try craft stores you can get big sheets at a fraction of the price.cut it with a sharp blade and use white glue tape the edges till dry.the detail shot has some good points but worries me so it has been changed into what i do not know.more coming soon
regards kim.

(http://images15.fotki.com/v1624/photos/3/1816483/13411755/DSCF2876640x480-vi.jpg).
(http://images16.fotki.com/v258/photos/3/1816483/13411755/DSCF2890640x480-vi.jpg).
(http://images43.fotki.com/v1369/photos/3/1816483/13411755/DSCF2891640x480-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: finescalerr on November 13, 2014, 02:56:03 AM
... And after you created all that horribly toxic water! Well, let's see what you come up with. -- Russ


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: Hydrostat on November 13, 2014, 03:54:55 AM
Kim, don't tell me you're going to restart! What was wrong with your former plan?

Cheers,
Volker


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: Design-HSB on November 13, 2014, 04:49:45 AM
Kim, I'd like to see detailed pictures of the tank. In any case, I'm curious how it goes.


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on November 13, 2014, 03:41:39 PM
good morning helmut.
ah yes the watertank when i looked around i found a lot more tanks that i have built over the years.and in that pile i fond one that was just perfect all the others are too big.i will do a bit more work on it and post
regards kim


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on November 13, 2014, 08:13:36 PM
hi
here is a quick shot of the found tank before detailing
kim

(http://images16.fotki.com/v301/photos/3/1816483/13411755/DSCF2900640x480-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: Design-HSB on November 14, 2014, 12:22:54 AM
Kim thank you, very nice.


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: Sami on November 14, 2014, 02:32:50 PM
It's beautiful


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on November 14, 2014, 04:27:44 PM
thanks
talk soon
regards kim


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on December 01, 2014, 02:53:44 AM
hi all now i have a small ace.
i have side lined the larger version of ace radium for now and are concentrating on this small detailed version - i am trying to get the main areas done before he end of the year these main areas are the buildings,sky and water.i have nearly finishes the retaining walls concrete.i love concrete and have read nearly all the teckniques on modelling this material.i keep trying, this version i have used form work the old variety of boards before sheets.just before the plaster dries completely i pull the form off . bits of plaster are stuck to the form and when pulled off a very uneven surface is produced a bit like uneven concrete.
in one of the pictures there is a white ark of paper.this will be a spur or siding of narrow gauge railway line.it will emerge from the side or the middle building and end on the small island at the frount of the display.the supports for the web of steel that will support this line is already in place.one of these supports has a little roof [stops erosion].
next is the resin water .
regards kim.

(http://images58.fotki.com/v156/photos/3/1816483/13499916/DSCF2911640x480-vi.jpg).
(http://images58.fotki.com/v156/photos/3/1816483/13499916/DSCF2913640x480-vi.jpg).
(http://images108.fotki.com/v360/photos/3/1816483/13499916/DSCF2916640x480-vi.jpg).
(http://images108.fotki.com/v1629/photos/3/1816483/13499916/DSCF2919640x480-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: finescalerr on December 01, 2014, 03:06:43 AM
Although it's hard to visualize from the photos, I suspect your new approach will result in a better diorama. I look forward to seeing how you improve things. -- Russ


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: Design-HSB on December 01, 2014, 08:07:59 AM
Hi Kim, which suggests, that a real looking model is the destination for you.


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on December 01, 2014, 12:44:21 PM
hi russ ad helmut.
one thing i am always interested in is how it is all going to turn out.
kind regards kim


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on December 11, 2014, 07:22:10 PM
good afternoon all.
here are 2 pictures on my progress on ace radium[small edition].i have been filling in the base board.the track on the trestle has been added this is as far as it is going [there will be a stop in long grass].a start on the wood and rust has started and will be updated as the scene developes.
expoxy water with tints has been poured ,there will be 2 poures.between layers chains, water vegation and ground cover will be added the last layer of expoxy will be clear.towards the end further clutter will be added to the edges .
kind regards kim.
(http://images51.fotki.com/v102/photos/3/1816483/13526072/DSCF2935640x480-vi.jpg).
(http://images16.fotki.com/v369/photos/3/1816483/13526072/DSCF2937640x480-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on March 01, 2015, 12:31:36 AM
hi all.
ace is getting to the  finished rough in stage.most of the main elements are in a very rough undercoat .

(http://images16.fotki.com/v388/photos/3/1816483/13623521/DSCF3680640x480-vi.jpg).
(http://images60.fotki.com/v308/photos/3/1816483/13623521/DSCF3688640x480-vi.jpg).
these 2 pictures are the detail inside the whalf office.there will be more clutter on the desk ,door and a book case.this section will be the only section that will be lit.the figure is from preiser,details from volker.

(http://images46.fotki.com/v678/photos/3/1816483/13623521/DSCF3682640x480-vi.jpg).
(http://images43.fotki.com/v457/photos/3/1816483/13623521/DSCF3691640x480-vi.jpg).
these 2 shots are of the back of the office and the location of the 6 volt battery.there will be no power lead purely portable.

(http://images14.fotki.com/v146/photos/3/1816483/13623521/DSCF3693640x480-vi.jpg).
(http://images58.fotki.com/v286/photos/3/1816483/13623521/DSCF3696640x480-vi.jpg).
(http://images42.fotki.com/v693/photos/3/1816483/13623521/DSCF3697640x480-vi.jpg).
(http://images61.fotki.com/v249/photos/3/1816483/13623521/DSCF3700640x480-vi.jpg).
last 4 shots the overview of the model,sky in just the detail and paint to go.
kind regards kim


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: danpickard on March 01, 2015, 01:46:58 AM
Hi Kim,
Some nice contrasting colour saturation in the mini scene, with the sky background and bright green waters adding some "Marsh" boldness.  I thought a couple of those desk details looked familiar.  I am a bit concerned that the rail exit from the side of that wharf office might look a bit tight along side the door frame, but it might just be the photo angle and perspective.

Is this piece coming to Bowral in a few weeks?  If so, I look forward to a proper look over the results.

Cheers,
Dan


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on March 01, 2015, 02:38:21 AM
hi dan
how are you doing good call on the door clearence if it was a working model it would not work .i went to a lot of trouble planning it but guess what balls up .i am think of putting a mirror there to give a bit of optical depth i will give it a try.
my colours um.what you see there is mostly undercoats i bought some ak interactive rust primer i love the stuff cover everything you cant go wrong.
with the resin water i have got it the wrong way round.the first pour should have been dark then another lighter pour.as it is i poured the light first now i will have to pour the darker last. there is a risk that it will affect the depth of the resin ie-depth of water.live and learn ah.
yep i will be in the southern highlands at the narrow gauge convention for saturday only.i am looking forward to seeing some great modelling and old friends.
kind regards kim


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: finescalerr on March 01, 2015, 03:21:41 AM
I like the general composition. Overall it seems an improvement so I now understand why you took another stab. Should be quite nice when you have finished. -- Russ


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: Design-HSB on March 04, 2015, 12:38:07 PM
Hi Kim,
nice that there is to see progress with you.
I'm curious how it goes.


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on March 11, 2015, 04:06:29 AM
hi all
helmut how goes your outdoor furniture will the table be finished by spring nice to hear from you.

(http://images49.fotki.com/v630/photos/3/1816483/13623521/DSCF3755640x480-vi.jpg).

this is the latest picture of ace radium ,i like to think of it as a very rich fruit cake.the colours are intense but it works.maybe i need new glasses but my real world is like this, my australian  colour world intense.

(http://images20.fotki.com/v355/photos/3/1816483/13623521/DSCF3753640x480-vi.jpg).

just one more shot of my beautiful visitor on the roof.
kind regards kim


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: Ray Dunakin on March 11, 2015, 11:19:21 AM
Very interesting diorama!

What do you use for the corrugated metal?


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: finescalerr on March 11, 2015, 01:08:31 PM
It continues to improve. -- Russ


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: Design-HSB on March 11, 2015, 01:46:39 PM
Hi Kim,

no through preparation and participation of exhibitions, the table is still in the planning stage.

But it makes you good at remarkable progress,


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: Chuck Doan on March 11, 2015, 03:57:59 PM
I hope that bug is out of scale. You guys have some odd ones.


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on March 12, 2015, 06:43:03 PM
hi all
chuck that is not a plastic bug just a very beautiful 4 wing hoverer.
ray that particular product is made by the english company-wills.they make a variety of styles.it is expensive for what it is quite small packets but easily obtained.another supplier is slaters on line.better value again good for outside use,
another source is art supplies and craft shops
kind regards kim


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on March 23, 2015, 01:55:06 AM
 hi all
ace radium now in my mind is a rich dark fruit cake.here is a picture of a bit of icing =rust.i have always been impressed with the pictures of the titanic at the bottom of the ocean.it is basically a big bit of blistering rust.here is my effort.more to come .
kind regards kim.

(http://images52.fotki.com/v1566/photos/3/1816483/13623521/DSCF3796640x480-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: Chuck Doan on March 23, 2015, 09:56:28 AM
Nice!


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: Barney on March 23, 2015, 11:12:57 AM
Very nice- but not the sort of place to have a picnic or have smoke !!! - definitely got atmosphere with loads of inspiration
Barney


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: Bill Gill on March 23, 2015, 12:20:24 PM
Kim, Excellent! But wouldn't want to wander or wade around there very long. You sure that giant 4 wing hoverer didn't hatch in there someplace?


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: finescalerr on March 23, 2015, 12:21:54 PM
Looks like it smells bad! -- Russ


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on March 23, 2015, 01:22:08 PM
hi all thanks russ chuck barney and bill i would hate to think what is living in there the model has taken so long it would now be really big. a while ago i had a major problem see the photo.
(http://images43.fotki.com/v60/photos/3/1816483/13623521/DSCF3764640x480-vi.jpg).
when i was pouring the top coat of resin to darken it there was a  reaction-the surface bubbled.this would not be too bad if you wanted a bit of texture but really looking at it, it was a  big mess.there must have been a reaction with the dye.i have had them  a long time, past there used by date,or the surfaces must have been dirty or something else.
but after a really tense weekend i made it into a finish that i am really happy with in doing so re working the frount that helped the rust affect.
you can the result in the rust photo.
kind regards kim


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: finescalerr on March 24, 2015, 01:07:05 AM
It looks fine: Toxic and disgustingly polluted. Perfect for the scene. -- Russ


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: Hydrostat on March 24, 2015, 03:09:53 AM
Kim,

that looks extremely poisonous!
About the bubbles (I just realized that your latest post shows the former step ... ::)): Maybe it's a nice base for giving them some kind of foam appearance with sponge applied opaque white?

Cheers,
Volker


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on April 04, 2015, 05:47:20 PM
hi all.
how are we all , this side of the world it has been the easter long weekend.nice break and a bit of much needed rain.
this is a update re ace radium at the moment i am very happy about it as always it is good to see progress.i hope the photoes do the explaning
kind regards kim.

(http://images54.fotki.com/v77/photos/3/1816483/13659591/DSCF38271024x768-vi.jpg).
(http://public.fotki.com/1-32/ace-april/dscf3827-1024x768.html#media).
(http://images15.fotki.com/v223/photos/3/1816483/13659591/DSCF38251024x768-vi.jpg).
(http://images60.fotki.com/v308/photos/3/1816483/13659591/DSCF38211024x768-vi.jpg).
(http://images42.fotki.com/v693/photos/3/1816483/13659591/DSCF38201024x768-vi.jpg).
(http://images34.fotki.com/v1523/photos/3/1816483/13659591/DSCF38191024x768-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 04, 2015, 09:23:24 PM
Nice! Lots of interesting "clutter" that all seems to belong.

One thing that seems "off" to me is the color of the weeds in that first photo. The green is too bright, IMHO. If you have an airbrush maybe you could go over them a little and tone it down, also maybe add some dust/dirt to them too.



Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on April 04, 2015, 10:24:08 PM
good call ray
i think it is more the colour of the picture than real life.the model is not that bright. one day i will get a decent photo taking set up.
regards kim


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: Barney on April 05, 2015, 03:35:45 AM
Coming on nicely - I think the bright green is right - the algae on a lot of pounds often comes across in these bright greens - very nice
Barney 


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: finescalerr on April 05, 2015, 01:17:52 PM
Nice work. -- Russ


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: Design-HSB on April 05, 2015, 01:54:06 PM
Hi Kim,
Once nice to see the progress of your great work.

I think with your pictures is just a matter of light and a possible white balance.

Look, please, I've added a filter just something blue.

(http://www.buntbahn.de/fotos/data/8104/13kim01.jpg)


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on April 05, 2015, 05:35:06 PM
hi helmut
neat trick did you photo shop my post-i like it.
really i will retake the shot with different light and re post it.
cheers kim


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: narrowgauger on April 05, 2015, 07:53:51 PM
Hi Guys

I was fortunate to see Kim's superb model "in the flesh" at the Australian Narrow Gauge Convention over the weekend.  As always Kim has captured the spirit of narrow gauge and the industrial scene to perfection.  attention to detail in a great free style, without resorting to the "backwoodsy" format so prevalent at the moment the diorama oozes atmosphere.

Kim treats his diorama as a theatrical set as a result of which the eye is correctly drawn to the areas of focus.  This is a technique we should all take note off.  Perhaps the diorame would be even more dramatic if Kim had installed concealed "footlights" in the lower levels of the diorama.  Such concealed lights would improve the ability to see the wonderful details "on stage" and draw the eye even more to the key areas.

reading the comments in this subject, particularly those related to the "excessively bright greens" I would note that when you see the actual model that in fact note the case.  Yes, the plants in the water are bright green, however this is correct insofar that these water plants provide the required contrast to emphasize the drab, dilapidated industrial environment.  this is the same with the tree where this again emphasizes the new growth in contrast with the buildings at the end of their functional life.

Noteworthy that this diorama would have won a First Place in Dioramas (and most likely Best in Show) if Kim had entered the contest with this exceptional waterfront industrial diorama.

Kim, thank you for bringing your diorama for all to see.

BernardS



Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: finescalerr on April 06, 2015, 01:12:53 AM
Kim and Bernard seem to have done rather nicely. Most satisfactory. -- Russ


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: danpickard on April 06, 2015, 05:37:32 AM
Hi Kim,
Was a pleasure to catch up again at the Convention over the weekend, and as Bernard indicated, it is so much better to experience this little creation in the flesh.  It has a distinct richness to the colour palette that I have only seen you pull off to this result.  There is a definite different warm feeling about your representation of decay.  A collection of ugly stuff presented beautifully.  Having the chance to check out this wonderfully little effort made the 1600km round trip worth while.  There was usually a good little collection of mesmerised onlookers in front of this diorama during the afternoon I was on display.  That normally says a lot when someone can stand and admire/explore something so small for so long.  It does a brilliant job or capturing ones attention.

Cheers,
Dan


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: finescalerr on April 06, 2015, 12:50:46 PM
"A collection of ugly stuff presented beautifully." That made me laugh, Dan. It reminded me of the "compliment" in a friend's joke: "For a fat girl you sure don't sweat much." -- Russ


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: Bill Gill on April 06, 2015, 09:58:14 PM
It reminded me of the "compliment" in a friend's joke: "For a fat girl you sure don't sweat much." -- Russ

Or...'The food was terrible at that restaurant'. 'Yes, and such small servings'. Yet you take a small slice of terrible, Kim, and make it terrific.


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on May 12, 2015, 04:09:24 AM
hi all.
well here is the final photo of ace i has been a lot of fun but it is time to move on.

(http://images54.fotki.com/v452/photos/3/1816483/13659591/DSCF3870768x1024-vi.jpg).

at the moment i do not have a workshop this wont change for a few months but it has not stopped me planning.my next project is inspired by the swedish manafacture -ikea call it the flat pack model.i want to travel with a small display that will fit into my luggage.carry on size 50 cm long 30 cm wide and 20 cm heigh[about 20 inches 12 inches and 8 inches.i know that models travel all the time but it want mine to fold out into pieces like a kit to make a complete working scene.the scene well i want to make it a extension of ace.
i cant wait.
kind regards kim


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: Ray Dunakin on May 12, 2015, 10:28:17 AM
Nice!


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: finescalerr on May 12, 2015, 12:26:22 PM
Kim, to my eye this diorama is a significant improvement over the earlier one. Everything works. The colors are effective. It's a little gem. -- Russ


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: Hydrostat on May 13, 2015, 01:06:25 AM
Kim,

First: I second what Russ said.
Second: What came to my mind (knowing that it's too late but not able to stop myself from saying): The ACE sign may have made more sense at another position. Imagine the sign on top of the middle roof as a charakter's silhouette with a framing, but positioned inverted to add some more virtual spatiality kind of an imagined public street back of the building.

Marvellous modelling.

Cheers,
Volker


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: artizen on May 16, 2015, 10:01:41 PM
It all turned out rather splendidly! Really like the idea of a folding layout to fit carry-on luggage restraints. Looking forward to seeing that one develop. Each model you make is an improvement on the previous.

I also had a white edge to my layout for a while but ended up painting it black so that the edge was disguised. Just a personal preference though.


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: 1-32 on May 17, 2015, 02:16:21 PM
hi ian.
the edge is picture mount board.i cuts really crisply with really sharp edges.
the ikea idear- is to have a fixed base which will be the size of the carry on luggage it will be 50mm heigh[2 inches].everything else will be attached to this base.hopefully there will be a micro working industral railway.i dont want to make it like pizza or the style of railway in a box  micro display-we will see.
kind regards kim


Title: Re: ace radium 1-32n 20
Post by: Design-HSB on May 17, 2015, 03:15:07 PM
Hi Kim,
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