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Title: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on November 30, 2020, 07:48:23 PM
Morning my fellow fiddlers have started a new topic,-Sandy Hollow- might as well it will incorporate a lot of my recent stuff and forward for hopefully for the next year or so -here goes'
1/35 to 1/32 scale code 100 on 16.5 track about 80 percent scratch using pretty well everything.
Please use the photos for reference. So far the model is 7 pieces this includes the baseboards easy if you want to add or change in the future something that I really like. Across the model is a wooden footbridge the steel ruler is its plan attached to this is working mechanical signals that are attached to the leaver frame no hidden pieces. This section is removable as a lot of stuff happens here and is a joy to build in comfort.
cheers.
(https://images12.fotki.com/v1667/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_89742-vi.jpg).
https://images52.fotki.com/v1552/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_8627-vi.jpg.
https://images54.fotki.com/v556/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_89992-vi.jpg.
(https://images41.fotki.com/v1402/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_9001-vi.jpg).
https://images12.fotki.com/v1226/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_8981-vi.jpg.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on November 30, 2020, 07:51:26 PM
(https://images54.fotki.com/v556/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_89992-vi.jpg).
(https://images52.fotki.com/v1552/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_8627-vi.jpg).
(https://images12.fotki.com/v1226/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_8981-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on November 30, 2020, 10:22:13 PM
I like it! -- Russ


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: fspg2 on December 01, 2020, 02:59:52 AM
Simply wonderful, your model building style!
I like it too!


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Design-HSB on December 01, 2020, 04:42:50 AM
Kim, I can look forward to a great sequel.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Hydrostat on December 01, 2020, 05:17:00 AM
Kim,

nearly more than your modeling I like your drawings; ther's a kind of mutual aesthetic within both of them. Would be interesting to see a drawn background with the model.

Cheers,
Volker


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on December 01, 2020, 01:03:14 PM
Thank you all.
Volker yes drawing is great fast and if you make a mistake no worries I bought a set of cheap markers most colours I don't use the set had about 30 tones but really you could get away with 5.
 Two new pictures.
The signal section has its own baseboard track, a section of the footbridge and the set up for the signal , scale chains cables through small wheels between the signal and lever frame. There is enough weight in the signal to always to return it to stop mechanically. That signal in the photo is an old one I might make a new signal but I want it attached to the footbridge..The last one what the heck it is of an Australian wooden railway trestle but look at the signal post that is one tree hardwood with a strong straight grain.
cheers.
(https://images15.fotki.com/v1669/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_9005-vi.jpg).
(https://images15.fotki.com/v1669/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_8865-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Barney on December 01, 2020, 01:28:50 PM
very interesting - will be a delightful diorama - nice planning techniques
Barney


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Bernhard on December 01, 2020, 03:42:24 PM
Very nice project, Kim. I like your style!

Bernhard


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Ray Dunakin on December 02, 2020, 11:54:01 PM
Cool project!


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on December 07, 2020, 04:12:57 PM
Hi everybody at this stage of the craziest year ever I would like this opportunity to wish everybody a happy and most importantly a safe Christmas 2020.Russ a special thanks to you for your backing of this unique collection of model makers worldwide and yes a very happy holiday season to you..
So the little signal now goes stop and accept or stop and go 93 mm or 3 and 4 eight inches high.
(https://images15.fotki.com/v1669/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_90932-vi.jpg).
(https://images12.fotki.com/v1226/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_91002-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on December 08, 2020, 02:30:21 AM
Nice work, Kim. --  Russ


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Ray Dunakin on December 09, 2020, 03:26:29 PM
That is really cool!


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Design-HSB on December 09, 2020, 04:00:14 PM
Kim, once again an example of your modelling.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on December 19, 2020, 04:56:10 PM
Morning all trusting you are all well.
My little footbridge over the cutting now has one half, to finish there will be a few paint washers and some foliage in the shady parts and at the bottom of the watercourses.I want to build a new signal the one that I posted was too mainline this is a 2-foot narrow gauge so a simpler one would be more appropriate. All wood construction with wire I think I have bondage tendencies I always want to tie up things to finish just one colour that has been diluted about 4 times very easy.
cheers.
(https://images15.fotki.com/v1669/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_9135-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Ray Dunakin on December 20, 2020, 01:12:04 AM
That looks great! Lots of character in that little bridge.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on December 20, 2020, 02:16:52 AM
That really adds to the overall effect. This project is shaping up very nicely. -- Russ


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Bill Gill on December 20, 2020, 07:22:47 AM
Can't tell if there's any spit, but the rest of it looks held together with bailing wire. I like it.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Bernhard on December 20, 2020, 09:11:06 AM
I simply like this style. It looks so realistic.

Bernhard


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Hydrostat on December 20, 2020, 09:15:58 AM
kim,

looks great to me. I like the makeshift look of the bondaged bridge. What kind of wood did you use for bridge and sleepers?

Volker


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Barney on December 20, 2020, 03:38:11 PM
very realistic - nice wood colour 
Barney


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on December 21, 2020, 04:19:55 AM
Thanks, everybody
.Volker I am using a few varieties.
Love basswood for the structural bits but for a while, I have been using craft plywood by A.J.Leeman 0.6 mm thick but you can get thicker. Love this stuff cheap in big sheets and can be laminated to get the warped effect just play around with it lends itself also to washers and a very even distribution of colour . For a while now my favourite material I just dream up ways of using it, sometimes I leave it in water overnight. easily obtained especially in Europe.
cheers


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Lawton Maner on December 21, 2020, 07:07:04 PM
Nice work so far.  As soon as you finish, Health and Safety is going to post signs forbidding anyone from using it.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on December 21, 2020, 11:55:25 PM
Hi Lawton how are you?
Now, this is a footbridge.
(https://images44.fotki.com/v1409/photos/3/1816483/16292897/1957f0b43bebb7ab9da9891766cb9f-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on December 25, 2020, 05:13:15 PM
Hi all.
Well, that was Christmas hope you all had a reasonable day hoping the new year will be better.
Last time I mentioned that I did not like the signal I and I wanted to build a new one. A Banner signal mounted on the bridge is its replacement much better more in line with narrow gauge simple stop-go function.
cheers.
(https://images12.fotki.com/v1226/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_91802-vi.jpg) .
(https://images52.fotki.com/v1639/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_91772-vi.jpg).
(https://images46.fotki.com/v1660/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_91782-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Ray Dunakin on December 26, 2020, 12:17:24 AM
That is really cool!


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Design-HSB on December 26, 2020, 03:27:33 AM
Kim, very nice with function.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Bernhard on December 26, 2020, 05:06:05 AM
Yes, that's even more in line with your style.

Bernhard


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on December 26, 2020, 02:14:50 PM
That will be a very charismatic focal point of the diorama. Adequate. -- Russ


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Chuck Doan on December 28, 2020, 12:19:00 PM
Love it all!


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on January 05, 2021, 05:05:32 PM
Morning all a new decade hey.
Sandy Hollow's footbridge now a set of stairs when I build stairs I always have the idea that you have to able to climb them drunk hopefully these are certified for drunks. With Sandy Hollow,
 I had the idea of a bigger display this has all changed it has a lot to do with this boat love it, looks desperate enough to model.
cheers.
(https://images44.fotki.com/v1409/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_92432-vi.jpg).
(https://images14.fotki.com/v1315/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_92422-vi.jpg).
(https://images41.fotki.com/v1670/photos/3/1816483/16292897/0381868676_45755251650584017_n-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Ray Dunakin on January 05, 2021, 11:06:25 PM
Which boat? The big one with the cranes, or the little one pushing it?


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on January 06, 2021, 01:27:13 AM
Hi Ray.
There is only one the big one but I will change it to fit the space available.
cheers


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on January 06, 2021, 02:37:12 AM
Between the signal and bridge, the structure, and the boat this is going to be quite a display. I love the bridge. -- Russ


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Les Tindall on January 06, 2021, 04:23:59 AM
That boat has lots of character, definately modellable!
Les


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Bill Gill on January 06, 2021, 06:55:20 AM
Neat bridge, and another nifty boat soon to come.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: TRAINS1941 on January 06, 2021, 07:56:58 AM
Beautiful looking bridge.

The boat looks like a challenge but I'm sure your up for it.

Jerry


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Carlo on January 06, 2021, 09:18:37 AM
Kim -
Sandy Hollow is off to another great start.
Question... Your modules seem to be made on individual bases, ready to "plug-in"
to the overall scene. What are you using for all the bases, and how does this plug-in
system work?  I want to do something similar soon,
Carlo


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Barney on January 06, 2021, 11:12:24 AM
Atmosphere you defiantly have it in many ways - excellent and the boat should be good !
Barney


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on January 06, 2021, 12:30:32 PM
Good morning everybody.
Thanks for your great comments.
Yes, the boat a real brute but easy to model the hull is shallow but there are heaps of details but those cranes because of space available I will only build one. Details that I can see is the stern capstan the wheelhouse? is square but no cover over the wheel? Pile of coal on the deck big vents the chimney a classic coal burner and a travelling crane along the length of the beck lovely. The detail upfront well I will make that up I think the model will be about 300 mm or 12 inches.But great no engine details all-steel imagine working on it
Carlo good call yes I make my models like puzzles or kits. Rember South Creek model in a box just like me quarantined in Australia and just waiting to travel again it was a kit with 10 mini dioramas on a base. If you want to change a section just pull it out and rebuild it on the bench. The process and base is thick cardboard and when you are happy with it all it is all glued to 3 mm plywood yes there is a baseboard that all these mini-scenes get placed again plywood, just like a puzzle board
Sandy Hollow was thought of with more railway and bigger but now has been redesigned to be smaller the bits so far are 2 buildings 2 bridge sections and a boat section that takes the space that was for the railway add detail as needed as separate bits.
cheers


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Carlo on January 06, 2021, 04:25:06 PM
Thanks, Kim, that helps a lot.
I will play with card/plywood thicknesses,
and start my own "Puzzle" soon, I hope.
Carlo


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on February 03, 2021, 06:42:12 PM
Good morning all hoping you are in the best of health.
First hi Carlo how are your puzzles going?
In the last little while, I have changed Sandy Hollow it is smaller and the railway is lighter to the point that you can push the wagons still 2 foot with code 85 rail. As you can see in the first picture the railway is coming the second is an example of all the stuff I build in this case the red letterbox if it does not fit the future direction that is ok just move on.
cheers.
(https://images34.fotki.com/v1522/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_93782-vi.jpg).
(https://images54.fotki.com/v1224/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_9370-vi.jpg),


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on February 04, 2021, 02:36:33 AM
I can't tell what you have in mind at this point so I'll wait to see what you create next. This is fun. -- Russ


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Ray Dunakin on February 04, 2021, 03:24:32 AM
Looks great so far!


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on February 04, 2021, 12:06:06 PM
Morning all.
Believe it there is a plan but in the meantime here is a roll of sleepers or ties depending on your location.
cheers.
(https://images52.fotki.com/v1639/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_93873-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on February 05, 2021, 04:30:08 PM
Morning all.
Moving on with the lego idea here you can see how I make little bits separately just like my kits of the past this time the back fence plus the incinerator a what, When I grew up a lot of rubbish was burnt of course there was very little single-use plastics then. The incinerator was an urban legend and was guilty of starting many neighbour wars my father was a real bastard when it came to the burn. This little 1/35 model is made from paper.
cheers
(https://images46.fotki.com/v1660/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_9392-vi.jpg).
(https://images15.fotki.com/v1669/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_94052-vi.jpg).
(https://images44.fotki.com/v1409/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_93942-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Ray Dunakin on February 05, 2021, 07:05:07 PM
Very nice!


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on February 05, 2021, 10:20:40 PM
Thank Ray
Moving on looking at these pictures I am not really happy with the back wooden fence I like the effect but I feel it would be better to be the same style of the metal post-star post fence an easy change. Talking of fences here is the start to the front fence a double-sided face hand-laid with decorative concrete blocks inserts one on either side of the front gate fun times .I have chopped and changed a lot but now Sandy Hollow is 750 mm long by 350 mm wide foot 6 inches by 1 foot 2 inches.
cheers
(https://images34.fotki.com/v1212/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_9411-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on February 06, 2021, 02:44:35 AM
As usual, each revision is an improvement. -- Russ


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Barney on February 06, 2021, 06:54:08 AM
Looks Great and a great way to achieve models small "jig saw" type of projects - its the only way I seem to get things done
Barney


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Lawton Maner on February 06, 2021, 10:47:44 AM
A great idea on finding out just what works best when you are building your dioramas.  Plus if something doesn't work well with one then set it aside for the next.  I feel the brick wall is a bit pretentious for the shack you are working on right now, so save it for something else.  The fence with the mower could stand by itself with no apology! 


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Ray Dunakin on February 06, 2021, 02:32:48 PM
I love that brick fence!


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Bernhard on February 06, 2021, 03:00:26 PM
Kim, I admire your iterative approach to model making.

Bernhard


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Design-HSB on February 06, 2021, 03:39:01 PM
Kim, rear plots are rather spartan. In my opinion, such a wall would fit closer to the border of the Road.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on February 06, 2021, 06:12:23 PM
Hi all.
Bits and bits sometimes I wonder but really not for long.
Helmut and Lawton after looking at the brick wall in the position I have decided to not use it good call you 2 into the maybe box.
Bernard and Barney cheers.
and Ray these hand-laid walls require a bit of finishing the uneven surfaces have to be sanded and mortored in this case it has 2 faces showing usually I do it with a card backing that stayes on. So the trick is to lay the bricks on a surface that will not be affected by the white glue. I use a styrene backing marked out in the shape and when the white glue goes off a bit I carefully peel the wall off yes it works.
And lastly, I mentioned that I was not happy with the back wooden fence this version I am happy with a simple metal post version so you can still get a good view.
cheers.
(https://images15.fotki.com/v1669/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_94142-vi.jpg).
(https://images14.fotki.com/v1315/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_9427-vi.jpg).
(https://images54.fotki.com/v556/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_9431-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on February 07, 2021, 02:30:48 AM
I'm happy with it, too. It suits the structure and the property and allows a good view of your modeling. Third try is the charm. -- Russ


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: shitao on February 07, 2021, 05:35:54 AM
Hello Kim

I unfortunaltely do seldom comment your work. But I can assure you, that I am always following your progress.
What I really like, is the use of cheap matarial that turns into something special under your hands.
I really appreciate it! Gives me a lot of inspirations to copy...


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on February 07, 2021, 12:30:09 PM
Hi Shito.
This is one of the beauties of this forum a lot of clever hands making stuff thank you for your interest.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Lawton Maner on February 07, 2021, 01:01:14 PM
     Your next challenge is to build a clothes drying spinner for the wash.  With your talent a simple clothes line won't be a challenge, although you can build it on a narrow strip of baseboard which will fit between the shack and the fence.
     Again I feel the fence with the lawnmower is a stand alone diorama all by itself.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on February 07, 2021, 02:13:05 PM
Hi Lawton.
Funny a very good friend just made the same comment, she is always right. If I went down that path it would have to be wind-powered clothes driers would never do in this era. Usually, this style of house has 2 power points max they would have been retrofitted with the black cable surface mounted with exposed junction boxes.
cheers


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Lawton Maner on February 08, 2021, 12:57:38 PM
The clothes line in the back yard can be sold as solar as well as wind powered.  Both sources in tandem will dry your clothes, but the one which resembles a TV antenna is more of a challenge and I feel would look better. 


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on February 08, 2021, 03:40:39 PM
Lawton, somebody should publish a collection of your posts. -- Russ


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: shropshire lad on February 08, 2021, 05:07:00 PM
Lawton, somebody should publish a collection of your posts. -- Russ

 Unfortunately there are no suitable magazines left to publish them in .


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Ray Dunakin on February 08, 2021, 11:10:36 PM
Looks good, Kim!


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on February 09, 2021, 04:42:53 AM
Hi all.
Nick when I posted the picture of my brickwork I thought about how good your modelling was especially the brickwork,.My effort is like the example that you see in pictures of building houses in a week using completely unskilled labour to do the bricklaying.
Lawton don't say that I dont do anything for you at the great effort I have expanded the size to fit in a clothesline to be known in the future as Lawton's dirty laundry.
cheers.
(https://images40.fotki.com/v1668/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_94332-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Hydrostat on February 09, 2021, 05:10:07 AM
 :D :D :D


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Bill Gill on February 09, 2021, 09:43:12 AM
Good one, Kim :)

Lawton, you are more correct than you might realize. We bought one of those 'TV antenna' clothes dryers about 15 years ago and the box it came in was actually labeled "Solar Clothes Dryer" in bold letters.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on February 09, 2021, 12:16:23 PM
Solar clothes drier I have no idea do you have a picture,
Usually, in this part of the world, solar clothes drier is putting the washing on the line and watching the weather.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Design-HSB on February 09, 2021, 12:23:13 PM
Kim once typed in "Solar Clothes Dryer" on Google and have fun watching how I did what the World Wide Web is all about.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Chuck Doan on February 09, 2021, 09:21:38 PM
This is just wonderful Kim! Great eye for details!


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Ray Dunakin on February 10, 2021, 12:55:20 AM
Kim, the "solar clothes dryer" Bill is talking about is a rack like the one shown here:

https://www.lehmans.com/product/large-deluxe-spinning-clothes-dryer/ (https://www.lehmans.com/product/large-deluxe-spinning-clothes-dryer/)



Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on February 10, 2021, 01:51:38 AM
Thanks.
Now I know it is a Hills Hoist clothesline urban lagend no back yard was without one.
Anyway.
The railway has reached the little river port of Sandy Hollow.
(https://images42.fotki.com/v905/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_94612-vi.jpg) .


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Hydrostat on February 10, 2021, 01:53:17 PM
Kim,

the scene is getting more and more character. Your kind of realism has a strong appeal to me; it's not a "photographic" but rather atmosphere driven approach. Whenever David Lynch decides to produce a third season of Twin Peaks he should ask you for being his scene builder.
This plywood shack is really something.

Cheers,
Volker

P.S.: I forgot to nitpick: To me the corrugated roof's 'waves' seem a bit out of scale, being to small?


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on February 10, 2021, 02:18:07 PM
Volker may have written the best description of what makes Kim's work so terrific. Even though his native language is German, Volker expressed himself in English more accurately than I could. -- Russ


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Hauk on February 10, 2021, 04:11:19 PM
Lawton, somebody should publish a collection of your posts. -- Russ

 Unfortunately there are no suitable magazines left to publish them in .

I would think that The Narrow Gauge & Industrial Modelling Review could be interested.
https://narrowgaugeandindustrial.co.uk/


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on February 10, 2021, 04:51:03 PM
Thanks, everybody.
Yes, the character in a small space great and Volker you can nick pick as much as you like  Russ is right you write very well. Hauk, how are we I think the  Narrow Gauge and Industrial is far too serious for me magazines usually run a mile especially when it has a lot of fine-scale content but I enjoy it when I see a copy I just don't buy it?
cheers


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Hauk on February 11, 2021, 02:41:02 AM
Thanks, everybody.
Yes, the character in a small space great and Volker you can nick pick as much as you like  Russ is right you write very well. Hauk, how are we I think the  Narrow Gauge and Industrial is far too serious for me magazines usually run a mile especially when it has a lot of fine-scale content but I enjoy it when I see a copy I just don't buy it?
cheers

I think you should give NG&IMR a shot. And even if the do not pay for articles, you get a free subscription! At least I did after I published my first article there.

I would never have used the forum for advertising magazines if Russ still published his books, but if I am out of line singing the praise of NG&IMR, please drop me a message, Russ. I just feel that the NG&IMR is the last paper-based modelling magazine still worth reading, and that perhaps others would be interested both in contributing and reading it. I will step down from my soapbox now. I will even go to the corner if neccesary...


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on February 12, 2021, 03:35:54 AM
Hi Hauk how are we?
Thanks for the tip on the Industrial and Narrow Gauge a fine publication but I wonder how long it will last magazines are falling at an alarming rate Russ I think you folded at the right time and in the end, I really like posting online. It is great to have an alternative to Facebook and Insta we all use them but personally, I  am very selective about what I post there.
In the end, I find writing really difficult like how will I describe these 3 photos on my progress? Writing articles to me is a total nightmare.
cheers.
(https://images54.fotki.com/v101/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_94822-vi.jpg).
(https://images20.fotki.com/v682/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_94872-vi.jpg).
(https://images14.fotki.com/v219/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_94922-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: TRAINS1941 on February 12, 2021, 11:13:43 AM
What a great thread looking forward to the water part.

Jerry


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on February 12, 2021, 11:30:50 AM
Well done Jerry you guessed it all I can think of to describe my foreshore landscape is.
A set of draws left pulled out try telling that to your average punter but really it is a new one for me.
cheers Kim


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on February 12, 2021, 02:55:44 PM
Kim, what is the white material you use (above) as the scenery base and to make the riverbank? Also, if it is something different, what do you use as the base for your interchangeable mini-scenes like the wall, fence, clothesline, and track roadbed? -- Russ


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on February 12, 2021, 06:01:00 PM
dboardHi Russ.
Very much a work in progress sort of making it up as I go along
The complete scene, of course, is a house and a bush railway 2 foot 610 mm gauge using code 75 rail the rail line leads to a small wharf out on the mudflat foreshore. From the edge 150 mm or 6 inches, the deepwater begins and of course, there is a boat. A while ago I posted a small module of a signal and a wooden footbridge this has been put aside and there was a picture of a great boat that went with this scene this has also been put aside.
My bases I can use up to 3 layers with the base being 6 mm plywood that what we call it in my part of the world. Then it goes to 3 mm plywood say for the base of the house or the back fence and finally cardboard. The counters you see is cheap cardboard cut and glued with white glue and sometimes taped with masking tape. The edges of the counters are thin paper glued with super glue. Further detailing will be added I like cardboard a lot very easy to cut and if it warps great.
In the final process, the whalf will be added then all these counters will be blended then the really really final processes I will post.
A friend called me a rough modeller I took it as a compliment.
cheers


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: WP Rayner on February 12, 2021, 09:03:29 PM
Kim, the NG&IR Review has always been an excellent periodical, though I must admit I am biased in that regard. I was involved with the early magazine in the mid 1990s. They were rash enough to ask me to write a column called "At the Workbench" which, in a rather boring and long-winded way, discussed the importance of proper tool selection and learning basic craftsmanship skills which could be applied to model making. The column ran for two years, 1996-97 and was dropped when Michael had to start limiting his involvement with the mag because of health issues and Roy politely implied he had no interest in continuing it.  Ancient history now, hard to believe that was twenty-five years ago.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on February 13, 2021, 12:10:50 AM
Hi paul.
How are we today?
Have we ever met? I was in London a couple of years ago -Narrow Gauge Expo I was showing a version of my mini large scale layout South Creek -completely a non-scale layout but so much fun I really look forward to hitting the road again with it. I was in Utrecht last year before the world went completely crazy-I wonder when exhibitions will return and what form they take.
I really like taking my model around the world and meeting people and as a result, I have made good friends especially in Germany in the meantime we log on and post.
cheers


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Design-HSB on February 13, 2021, 02:27:03 AM
Kim, yes, that was tragic and what luck you came home well at that time. I would also like to meet you at a joint exhibition. But you are always welcome back in our house.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: WP Rayner on February 13, 2021, 08:12:46 AM
Hi paul.
How are we today?
Have we ever met? I was in London a couple of years ago -Narrow Gauge Expo I was showing a version of my mini large scale layout South Creek -completely a non-scale layout but so much fun I really look forward to hitting the road again with it. I was in Utrecht last year before the world went completely crazy-I wonder when exhibitions will return and what form they take.
I really like taking my model around the world and meeting people and as a result, I have made good friends especially in Germany in the meantime we log on and post.
cheers

We are fine Kim, thanks for asking. Weathering the annual challenges of winter in Ontario. The pandemic and its accompanying restrictions have had little effect on us as we live by choice in relative isolation anyway. The only issue has been locating sources of supply for some of the more esoteric supplies I use in the workshop, always a challenge in Canada, pandemic or not. No, I don't believe we have ever met. I contributed to the Review remotely from my then home in California and haven't been in the UK since the mid 1980s. I do miss the get togethers, meets, and conventions of the 1980s and 90s, but with the passage of time, many of the modelers I knew and worked with are now long gone. This forum is the only real connection we have to the world of skilled and talented modelers and we should all be grateful to Russ for keeping it going for so long.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on February 13, 2021, 11:11:30 AM
Yes, the skillset here is the best.
Sorry, I just assumed that you lived in the UK but Canada very nice.
As a matter of interest, what sort of workshop do you run?
Let's face it the world is changing I really don't know what form it is going to take but I really value going online it has helped me personally dealing with the forced quarantine. Last year I made the decision that I had to get back Home quickly I had no idea then what a good decision it was but within 48 hours it was impossible.
Australia has had its borders shut for nearly a year like really shut a big shock to a country that is used to international travel. Anyway
all the best.
Kim


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: WP Rayner on February 13, 2021, 01:31:49 PM
Yes, the skillset here is the best.
Sorry, I just assumed that you lived in the UK but Canada very nice.
As a matter of interest, what sort of workshop do you run?
Let's face it the world is changing I really don't know what form it is going to take but I really value going online it has helped me personally dealing with the forced quarantine. Last year I made the decision that I had to get back Home quickly I had no idea then what a good decision it was but within 48 hours it was impossible.
Australia has had its borders shut for nearly a year like really shut a big shock to a country that is used to international travel. Anyway
all the best.
Kim


No worries... yes, Canada is nice but we still miss our old place in the California mountains. There is something about living in the mountains that is good for the soul.
In the 90s I worked full-time as a professional modelmaker, then life interfered as so often happens and I changed direction and returned to the work force. After retiring I opened an independent CGI/animation studio which I ran until recently. I just shut down the studio, at least for commercial work. The pandemic killed business and I have been growing increasingly disenchanted with the transient intangible nature of the work. Once published, it just simply disappears into the boundless depths of the internet. I've spent the past several months rebuilding the workshop, finished up a couple of antique clock restoration projects (a sideline) and am now focusing solely on model making again.

I've noticed from news reports how tight Australia's borders have been for the past year. Canada's have theoretically been closed, but in reality have been quite porous, at least until now, finally. The biggest issue is the long land border with the U.S. which has always been open to essential traffic. Non-essential traffic has been banned for almost a year, but there has been a lot of questionably essential traffic going both ways, until next week when new tough and expensive restrictions are supposed to take effect. Fine-scale modelling supplies are very hard to get here. Most quality hobby shops have closed down, at least any that are close enough to travel to, and a lot of the materials (mostly paint and chemical related) I used to use in the U.S. are simply not available here nor can they be imported due to import restrictions. Until the land border restrictions are lifted and the border opens again for all travel, it's going to be a challenge. I spend a lot of time testing possible alternates.

Stay safe... time to get back to admiring your work!


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on February 13, 2021, 02:11:39 PM
If I want to move to Canada, does that mean I'd have to sneak in? Never mind. I just realized I would never live in any country that would accept me as a citizen. -- ssuR


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: WP Rayner on February 13, 2021, 02:34:22 PM
If I want to move to Canada, does that mean I'd have to sneak in? Never mind. I just realized I would never live in any country that would accept me as a citizen. -- ssuR
You and Groucho Marx!  Actually you would be welcome as long as you don't mind driving a taxi in Toronto, basically LA of the north...

Don't bother sending me to the corner... I'm still there from years ago. I'm just hoping that some day you'll see fit to at least remove the shackles...  ;)


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on February 13, 2021, 03:27:26 PM
Helmut Guten Morgen thanks for your offer yes definitely but it is going to be a while.
Australia's border closers are just not international but by states also some states have been locked also for a year except for essential trade by permit and most internal air traffic has stopped. We have been completely virus free 3 times and 3 times the country has open internally but then it reappears mostly from return travellers in quarantine which is 16 days locked up. But it has infected hotel workers, ventilation systems at the moment there are snap state closers for 7 days but we are in a lot better position than most. I have a very close friend in Italy that has been very tough for her and has completely wrecked the economy but they are still in good spirits.
Yes, the internet is a pit maybe that is why quality hard copy magazines still exist I include Russes old titles and Roy Links titles rest in piece Roy , you post online and unless you start a conversation it just goes.
Model supplies online no big deal I quite like shopping worldwide online and you can't blame hobby shops for folding when they have to pay rent insurance put up with shoplifters and cranky shoppers and never having the beat products imagine having a hobby shop that could supply all the needs for this forum
Anyway, there is a silver lining to all pandemics it is just hard to grasp at the moment.
cheers




Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: shropshire lad on February 14, 2021, 03:59:23 AM
If I want to move to Canada, does that mean I'd have to sneak in? Never mind. I just realized I would never live in any country that would accept me as a citizen. -- ssuR

 I guess that is why you are forever condemned to living in the Good Ole You Ess of Ehh !


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on February 14, 2021, 03:28:57 PM
You might be right, Nick. And, to make matters worse, yesterday President Biden made me go stand in the corner. -- Russ


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: shropshire lad on February 14, 2021, 06:11:02 PM
You might be right, Nick. And, to make matters worse, yesterday President Biden made me go stand in the corner. -- Russ

  Thatís unfortunate . You werenít seen with your MAGA T-shirt on in public again ?


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on February 17, 2021, 03:18:12 PM
Hi Nick.
What are you talking about you have lost me?
Have you got any new brickwork I am looking forward to seeing a few new courses of face bricks?
cheers


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on February 18, 2021, 01:28:18 PM
Morning all.
Drone time for a bit of an overview of Sandy Hollow.
The area on the right is being developed as a mudflat and a harbor just in its first stage.
cheers.
(https://images40.fotki.com/v1668/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_95312-vi.jpg).
(https://images42.fotki.com/v1416/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_9532-vi.jpg) .
(https://images54.fotki.com/v1662/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_9535-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Bill Gill on February 18, 2021, 02:03:48 PM
Lots a neat textures at every level of view.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on February 18, 2021, 03:14:00 PM
What will fit on the far left and left/center? Excellent textures, by the way. -- Russ


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Barney on February 18, 2021, 04:21:16 PM
Lovely Textures with prototype thoughts built in ! This is what's it all about
Barney


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on February 18, 2021, 04:58:44 PM
morning
Thanks for the feedback.
Love a drone view perhaps looking at it it is a bit too angler but the floss will break it up. When it is at eye level it takes on an entirely new look getting the most for your buck.
It is a stage that is a base as time goes on models will be added and deleted thus the empty spaces and viewing left to right.
Back fence and the railway enters the house and the lean too with laundry and bathroom. The house fits into the big space and this has a bit of floss around the edge. Front yard and a bit of old concrete for vehicles and luggage and stuff. Moving to the right mudflats with a tide line and finally the swamp surprise I love a good swamp this is 10 mm epoxy resin tinted with vegetation cast in and the rail line. The rail line ends on a wooden steel whalf with another little one for future expansions.The boatload more like a barge load is sugar cane so a few cane wagons in 1/35 scale will be built see it is just a stage.
cheers


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: shropshire lad on February 19, 2021, 02:47:46 AM
Hi Nick.
What are you talking about you have lost me?
Have you got any new brickwork I am looking forward to seeing a few new courses of face bricks?
cheers

 Hi Kim ,

   I was implying that Russ was a tRump supporter by wearing a Make America Great Again t-shirt . Now we all know that he is far too intelligent to be so gullible as to be taken in by all tRumpís nonsense , but why else would Mr. Biden send him to the corner ?

 As for seeing some new brickwork , no can do , as I havenít built anything new for some time . However , I have done some concrete block work on a diorama that I have been working on for five years , but I canít post any photos as they are too large .

    Looking forward to seeing this model progress .

   Nick


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on February 19, 2021, 02:58:28 AM
Nick, if you can e-mail me your photos I'll reduce them and post them for you. -- Russ


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: shropshire lad on February 19, 2021, 05:17:30 AM
Nick, if you can e-mail me your photos I'll reduce them and post them for you. -- Russ

  Okay


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: TRAINS1941 on February 19, 2021, 10:36:48 AM
Nick, if you can e-mail me your photos I'll reduce them and post them for you. -- Russ

  Okay

Nick he can do that he use to be a publisher!!  And he learned that from making books!!  ;)

Jerry


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on February 19, 2021, 01:58:46 PM
Jerry, go stand in the corner. -- ssuR


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on February 19, 2021, 11:55:53 PM
Goos afternoon.
A friend made an observation as to why I model lots of swamps and marshes maybe it has something to do with my surname Marsh funny.
Here is the beginning of the stepdown from the old concrete to the mud a bit greener than the rest of the world but doing very well from the runoff, just filling in the gaps.
Here I have used a mix of commercial products and natural ones,
To finish there will be more steps of finish like dust.
cheers.
(https://images42.fotki.com/v1416/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_9544-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: shitao on February 20, 2021, 02:44:17 AM
I like the use of different materials! As in nature there is not just one kind of weed growing everywhrere.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: shropshire lad on February 20, 2021, 02:58:34 AM
Jerry, go stand in the corner. -- ssuR

 Heís not coming into my corner Ďcos he talks funny .


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: TRAINS1941 on February 20, 2021, 07:17:08 AM
Jerry, go stand in the corner. -- ssuR

 Heís not coming into my corner Ďcos he talks funny .

Don't you worry I have my own corner!!!  :)


Jerry


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: WP Rayner on February 20, 2021, 08:13:22 AM
Very effective use of a variety of materials in the ground cover Kim and I particularly like your worn concrete... well done!


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on February 20, 2021, 01:56:29 PM
Paul knows whereof he speaks. -- Russ


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Hydrostat on February 20, 2021, 02:59:07 PM
Kim,

that looks great. Not only the different textures but also the coloring, for example this blueish/greyish spot. I'm looking forward for the next step!

Volker


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on February 21, 2021, 03:39:12 AM
Thanks, everybody your comments.
Volker the concrete is great fun it used to be hard but taking tips I now spread a thin coat of ordinary plaster over cardboard. After it dries just crack it I also put my thumb through it no worries if it is still wet just wait till it dries then glue the sheet down with weights,
Moving along the slopes of the lagoon has just been through a big flood just look at all that damage but no money for repairs.
(https://images41.fotki.com/v1397/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_95592-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: TRAINS1941 on February 21, 2021, 07:44:01 AM
Kim that is some really nice work along the lagoon!

Jerry


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on February 21, 2021, 03:43:10 PM
With such a short pier, how would the crew load or unload freight into or out of a boat?

The modeling and scenery are up to your usual high standards.

Russ


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Design-HSB on February 21, 2021, 04:20:28 PM
With such a short pier, how would the crew load or unload freight into or out of a boat?

The modeling and scenery are up to your usual high standards.


Russ I could well imagine that this can be done by hand.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Bernhard on February 22, 2021, 03:23:08 AM
Nice work, Kim. I love the washed up flotsam.

Bernhard


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: TRAINS1941 on February 22, 2021, 10:47:16 AM
With such a short pier, how would the crew load or unload freight into or out of a boat?

Russ

They would hire someone with long arms!!  ;D

Jerry


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: shropshire lad on February 22, 2021, 12:36:10 PM
With such a short pier, how would the crew load or unload freight into or out of a boat?

Russ

They would hire someone with long arms!!  ;D

Jerry

Pipe down , you in the other corner !


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on February 22, 2021, 03:20:09 PM
Morning all.
Here is a picture that tells a story to notice the barge has its own gantry basically the landing stage is optional as the loading could be made directly from the shore.
cheers.
(https://images41.fotki.com/v1397/photos/3/1816483/16292897/53884550_7973674177355841536_o-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: fspg2 on February 23, 2021, 03:53:19 AM
Kim, just awesome, your little scenes - I like to watch!


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on February 23, 2021, 02:36:47 PM
Thanks all.
Moving along the water and the jungle on the shore is finished.
(https://images40.fotki.com/v381/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_9573-vi.jpg).
(https://images41.fotki.com/v1399/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_9583-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Hauk on February 23, 2021, 03:17:36 PM
Thanks all.
Moving along the water and the jungle on the shore is finished.
(https://images40.fotki.com/v381/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_9573-vi.jpg).
(https://images41.fotki.com/v1399/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_9583-vi.jpg).

I have never  been to Australia, but I still feel the scene has a a very distinct  Australian feel. And I really love the purple building! Very inspiring work!


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Carlo on February 23, 2021, 03:28:01 PM
Kim, this looks great!
Please share your water techniques and materials.
Carlo


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on February 23, 2021, 03:32:39 PM
Hi Hauk.
Yes Australia is a big influence I live in a very big city but it is very easy to connect especially the colours are amazing nature can knock you out very quickly
You live in Norway in a very rugged beautiful world I am also overwhelmed by this world and would find it very difficult as having no experience with such a world.
The biggest comment about Australia is that it is a dangerous world yes it is but you have the skills and experience to deal with it.
cheers


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on February 23, 2021, 03:38:54 PM
Hi Carlo.
 My water is epoxy resin tinted with proper resin tinting colours, a very easy product with no nasty smells.
1 part hardener 2 parts resin be careful with the tints they are very intense.
The most important part is that it has to be fresh they say the resin has a shelf life of at least 12 months I throw it out after 9 months. If it not fresh it won't set then it is a total disaster you have to big it all out and start again..
cheers


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: WP Rayner on February 26, 2021, 08:06:17 AM
The flotsam and jetsam along the shore are very convincing Kim, as is your water... well done.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Hauk on March 02, 2021, 03:01:31 AM
Here we go, Paul.
Sandy Hollow is heading somewhere I really don't know where that is but hey do you think I am worried.
cheers
(https://images54.fotki.com/v101/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_96325-vi.jpg).




Its a very nice engine, but it looks a little depressed?


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on March 02, 2021, 04:50:25 AM
hi Hauk.
The food is really good which makes up for the general run-down nature of Sandy Hollow
cheers


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Barney on March 02, 2021, 08:39:39 AM
The water is looking - and the overall effect is looking very realistic - love the little critter
Barney


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on March 02, 2021, 01:54:36 PM
Hi Barney.
Could you live there I think it has some electricity anyway I am moving in .
cheers


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on March 02, 2021, 01:57:57 PM
Yes, the critter.
My favourite about 15 years old now the mechanism was built by a very talented model builder and I built the body out of styrene it runs beautifully.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on March 02, 2021, 02:01:53 PM
I am really enjoying this. -- Russ


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: shropshire lad on March 02, 2021, 02:47:38 PM
Yes, the critter.
My favourite about 15 years old now the mechanism was built by a very talented model builder and I built the body out of styrene it runs beautifully.

  Are you talking about Bernard , Kim ?

  Nick


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on March 02, 2021, 03:07:33 PM
Hi Nick.
Of course.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: WP Rayner on March 02, 2021, 06:50:42 PM
Love the motive power... perfect fit in every way!


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on March 02, 2021, 11:44:37 PM
Yes, an easy fit.
Here is the next one mine won't be so spick and span and I will have to change the power unit but no worries it is lovely.
Bernard, I know that you are loving your life in the mountains but really we have all appreciated your skills and your friendly helpful attitude
cheers
(https://images41.fotki.com/v1397/photos/3/1816483/16292897/03882861_8293288521378912438_o-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on March 07, 2021, 03:56:54 PM
Morning all.
All good out there?
Moving along the water feature has a few new visitors both these models are removable and others can be displayed there.
The main problem at the moment is photographing this long rectangle model I have come to the conclusion that I will have to think outside the box or the outside and build a more specific photo set.
cheers.
(https://images41.fotki.com/v826/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_97012-vi.jpg) 


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Barney on March 07, 2021, 04:15:31 PM
Looks great to me - its got atmosphere 
Barney


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on March 07, 2021, 06:04:12 PM
Thanks, Barney.
It can be better all the edges need to be treated.
I don't have photo editing so all my world have to be built.
cheers


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on March 07, 2021, 11:16:12 PM
Maybe, for now, you could just take it outside to photograph the whole thing. Maybe put it on a driveway or patio. I agree with Barney; it has atmosphere ... lots of it. -- Russ


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Les Tindall on March 08, 2021, 03:51:44 AM
Some great ideas, and as Barney said, lots of atmosphere.
Les


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: WP Rayner on March 08, 2021, 03:42:50 PM
Looking good Kim... like the small flat-bottom boat and the rather decrepit barge, though I am curious about the planks angled up into the air.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Bernhard on March 12, 2021, 03:44:33 PM
Great arrangement, Kim. The wood of the half-sunken barge seems too new to me, though.

Bernhard


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Ray Dunakin on March 13, 2021, 12:07:39 AM
I love the look of that broken down old barge!


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Lawton Maner on March 13, 2021, 01:04:58 PM
I can't see the snakes!


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Barney on March 13, 2021, 04:13:15 PM
It gets better by the day -
Barney


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Les Tindall on March 14, 2021, 03:32:37 AM
I'm sure there is a talented model maker somewhere producing 1/35th scale snakes in authentic colours (possible with a built-in "hiss" sound unit)
Les


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Lawton Maner on March 14, 2021, 12:57:38 PM
As soon as the snakes arrive, you need to have the dog barking at one of them.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: WP Rayner on March 14, 2021, 02:14:28 PM
I'm keeping my eye out for Blueys, Redbacks, and Funnel Webs...


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on March 14, 2021, 04:57:29 PM
Morning all wishing you all the very best of health.
So thank you all for the comments
The local wildlife has had to make way for the Sandy Hollow bargain center specializing in fridges and washing used of course. But in my experience care must be exercised when munching around with white goods you never know what is in there.
cheers.

(https://images34.fotki.com/v1522/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_98042-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on March 14, 2021, 05:11:18 PM
(https://images44.fotki.com/v1644/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_9792-vi.jpg)
(https://images44.fotki.com/v802/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_9802-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on March 14, 2021, 10:04:28 PM
Did you solve your "too big to photograph indoors" problem? The images look excellent. -- Russ


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Ray Dunakin on March 15, 2021, 12:01:37 AM
Nice!


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on March 15, 2021, 01:29:52 PM
Morning Russ and Ray.
Yes, I have been practising and getting ideas about still life photography, inside,
cheers


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on March 25, 2021, 03:32:53 AM
Morning All drying out after record floods in this part of the world.
So much great modelling at the moment it is hard to know where to begin but in short, I have really liked all the posts.
One thing that has caught my eye is the builds in 1/35 scale great collection so as not to let the side down.
Recently I posted a picture of a 600 mm rail bus that I wanted to build in 1/35 scale so a drawing was needed. The pencil was sharpened and the rubber was put on ready and off we go the resulting working drawing you can see here. There is enough information here to make a start all the rest I will make up as we go along, the starting point is the radiator  of course- hand-cut styrene and mesh.
cheers.
(https://images44.fotki.com/v802/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_98672-vi.jpg).
(https://images12.fotki.com/v1667/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_98612-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Bill Gill on March 25, 2021, 12:56:49 PM
Great start, Kim. Really nice shape for the radiator.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on March 25, 2021, 01:59:38 PM
Hi Gill.
Thanks, I used a  piercing saw and files good for shaking hands. This radiator unit is very distinctive and sets up the rest of the model at the moment it will be just a static model but provision is made for a power 4 wheel unit -24 mm long with 12 mm wheels . The original is from the Ida Bay the most southerly railway in Australia located at the bottom of Tasmania at the moment now closed for safety reasons 600 mm gauge ex limestone carrier.
And just a quick picture of my growing collection of washing machines.
cheers.
(https://images44.fotki.com/v1644/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_9769-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Barney on March 25, 2021, 02:51:10 PM
Just Love it Pencil & Paper - life can be so simple !!
Barney


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on March 25, 2021, 03:30:16 PM
Hi Barney.
Yes watercolour paper pencils and a bit of a water-based wash
cheers


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Ray Dunakin on March 25, 2021, 09:03:44 PM
That drawing makes me miss the days of working with T-squares and triangles, circle templates and French curves.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on March 26, 2021, 04:36:34 AM
Hey Ray.
Rember the drop compass.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Ray Dunakin on March 27, 2021, 12:04:52 AM
I don't think I ever used a drop compass, but I did use spring compasses and a beam compass. In fact I still have them.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on March 27, 2021, 08:25:29 PM
Good afternoon trusting you are in the very best of health.
Hi Ray a drop compass and for the brave, you can get a ruling pen attachment.

(https://images44.fotki.com/v1405/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_98912-vi.jpg).

Moving on with my little Ida bay railbus in  1/35 scale. The frames are fabricated and the cab is started wish I could get the sucker square really unless you do this all the time you forget tricks but hey building without plans and one dodgy photo is a challenge and it is all working out. There is a metal firewall between the cab and the passenger area then it is wood. At the moment it will be a static model with space provided for a Toshiba motor unit 12 mm wheels 24 mm long for 16.5 track. The back axel will be fabricated from a leftover bogie with spoked wheels I will keep 2 axel boxes a 1 set of wheels.
cheers Kim

(https://images15.fotki.com/v1669/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_98982-vi.jpg).
(https://images20.fotki.com/v1666/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_99112-vi.jpg).
(https://images42.fotki.com/v1215/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_99172-vi.jpg).



Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: shitao on March 28, 2021, 11:57:33 AM
Hoi Kim

The  ruling pen gives me a lot of good memories of my school career... :)
And I love the way your things evolve during construction.
This ads in my opinion so much to each model.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on March 30, 2021, 01:36:31 AM
Evening all.
Thanks, Thomas yes I also missed catching last year you have to look at the future yes.
Moving along up to this point I have been following a photo to get a start but it is getting too boring so from now on I will make it up I have an idea.
cheers, Kim.

(https://images14.fotki.com/v390/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_99332-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on April 07, 2021, 09:54:44 PM
Good afternoon all.
Moving along with my little bush loco on a 1/35 scale. All my builds are tending towards the straightforward approach-simple tools simple materials and using anything that I can pick up along the way.
The loco is taking shape as you can see the back trucks are fitted and a Tenshodo motorized power unit is installed under the hood the underside of the power unit is disguised by the same commercial trucks modified. So far I am really happy with it all and can't wait to move onto the next stages -detail and paint.
cheers.
(https://images54.fotki.com/v556/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_00822-vi.jpg) .


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on April 12, 2021, 02:42:37 AM
Good Evening all hoping you are all in the best of health?
All good here also winter is coming.
So a bit of detail and color-airbrush washes more of an undercoat it is going to look great on Sandy Hollow.
cheers.
(https://images34.fotki.com/v1605/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_0138-vi.jpg).
(https://images34.fotki.com/v1605/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_0136-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Hydrostat on April 12, 2021, 03:19:45 AM
I really like it! It has a lot of character and to my eyes 'breathes' the improvised conversion of a road to rail vehicle. Only the frame looks a bit weak?


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 12, 2021, 11:50:02 AM
I love it! Very appealing in form, color, and texture!


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on April 12, 2021, 11:50:34 AM
Hi Volker
I was looking at this frame issue also but after trying a few different thicknesses I will keep this one. The frame is in two sections-under the engine and under what I call the tray-the back 2 thirds of the model. The tray thickness is 200 mm steel channel, the engine is 140 mm double thickness steel channel. The size of this little pocket rocket is 5 meters long .1.4 meters wide and off the rails 2.4 heigh.
cheers


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on April 12, 2021, 11:56:44 AM
Hi Ray.
you have just caught me thanks yes the colour always a big decision this has been applied by airbrush. Airbrushes in my book are a big pain but when everything lines up there is nothing to compare.
Cheers


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on April 12, 2021, 01:36:03 PM
Well, you certainly didn't achieve the paint peels (where the bare wood shows through) with just an airbrush. Yet another extremely charismatic component for what looks to be a terrific diorama. -- Russ


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on April 14, 2021, 03:46:28 PM
Morning all.
The nice thing about this roof cladding is that at the start I had no idea what I wanted but after a lot of thrown-out efforts I like this.
Very thin tin sheet over a wooden backing suitably distressed to reflect its coastal environment.
cheers.
(https://images42.fotki.com/v1215/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_0150-vi.jpg),


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Lawrence@NZFinescale on April 14, 2021, 04:49:49 PM
...' after a lot of thrown-out efforts'

That's the secret!!!


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 15, 2021, 12:09:37 AM
Excellent!


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on April 16, 2021, 07:06:47 PM
Morning Ray how are you doing.?
Moving along the control panel is fitted with simple oil pressure, fuel, and speedo beside it is a tramway style controller. Still to be added is the gear shift.
Personally, it is so much fun.
cheers.
(https://images12.fotki.com/v1641/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_01672-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on April 16, 2021, 09:33:05 PM
It looks really good at this point. You're obviously having fun with it. -- Russ


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Design-HSB on April 17, 2021, 05:41:20 AM
hello Kim, again one of the typical works for you with the special charm.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on April 17, 2021, 12:16:15 PM
Hello Russ and Helmut'
Thanks.
Looking at the photo I am shocked at how rough my modelling is getting.
No, I am not just a joke.
cheers.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 17, 2021, 08:10:12 PM
It really does look like a fun project, and makes me want to do some kind of small loco or railtruck.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on May 01, 2021, 05:50:06 PM
Morning all trusting you are in the best of health.
Moving along but all I can say is.
Who let the birds out?
(https://images40.fotki.com/v719/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_10632-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Design-HSB on May 02, 2021, 12:25:55 AM
Kim, is there perhaps bird food on the loading area?


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on May 02, 2021, 04:16:03 AM
Hi Helmut.
Yes the birds are plotting something like how are we going to get into that sack.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on May 02, 2021, 01:21:47 PM
And Alfred Hitchcock is the engineer .... -- Russ


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on May 17, 2021, 10:41:41 PM
(https://images54.fotki.com/v556/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_12982-vi.jpg).
(https://images15.fotki.com/v1674/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_1319-vi.jpg).
Hi all.
moving along trusting you are all in the best of health.
Sandy Hollow is attracting a strange mix of characters but they all seem to like the place.
cheers


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Ray Dunakin on May 18, 2021, 12:23:29 AM
Awesome! I really like that figure on the motorbike.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on May 18, 2021, 01:56:40 AM
Hi Ray.
yes, they are very good they are from the workshop of Volker Bauer fine German craftsmanship. I like his style free and easy they fit right into my world.
The line of figures and pigeons are Mini Art birds, Preiser girl in red top and the two gentlemen are from Mr. Bauer.
cheers


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on May 18, 2021, 01:19:30 PM
This diorama really has character and charisma. It is three dimensional art. -- Russ


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Bill Gill on May 18, 2021, 03:06:42 PM
A terrific diorama, Kim!
Just for fun here's a smidgeon of motion blur on the motorbike and biker since he seems in bit of a rush :)


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on May 18, 2021, 04:42:09 PM
 good one Bill.
the old boy on the bike is certainly on a mission much to the amusement of the audience.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on May 18, 2021, 04:54:46 PM
just another note.
My background clouds are heading towards the photo collaged approach I would love to get into layering images onto my models but the easiest software is Abode photoshop but expensive for a learner like me. With my rail pick up looking at one of the pictures it is too high my decision to make the vehicle higher by 3 mm has issues, one of the problems for freelance designing.
cheers


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on May 19, 2021, 01:27:40 AM
Kim, I know I've mentioned it a few times here but you can pick up Affinity Photo for either $25 or $50 depending on whether they are running a special and own it forever. They are very good about making improvements and don't charge for them. I now use Affinity instead of Photoshop and, for everything I've tried, it is just as good. If you decide to get it, I'll send you my shortcuts and help you get started. -- Russ


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on May 19, 2021, 03:06:34 PM
Thanks, Russ.
It will check it out it sounds great will buy it straight out if I like it, Abode thinks they have a monopoly and want a monthly rental.
cheers


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: fspg2 on May 19, 2021, 10:41:48 PM
Hi Kim,
You can test Affinity Photo (and also Designer or Publisher) 90 days for free!
Youíll get a licence code for each program:

https://affinity.serif.com/en-us/supporting-the-creative-community/

The program has almost the same user interface and keyboard shortcuts such as Photoshop - on YouTube there are plenty of tutorials:

https://www.google.de/search?q=affinity+photo+tutorial+english&safe=active&hl=de&source=lnms&tbm=vid&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjy5fuzuNfwAhWx5eAKHdSMCmwQ_AUoAXoECAEQAw&biw=1261&bih=791&dpr=2

I am excited about these programs !!




Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on May 20, 2021, 06:28:40 AM
Hi Frithjof.
Yes started the trial looks good over a period of time I will use it. Good advice.
cheers.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: WP Rayner on May 28, 2021, 11:21:09 AM
Love the old duffer out for a scoot Kim... the lady seems to be somewhat impressed! The figures fit very well into the scene.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on May 30, 2021, 01:38:16 PM
morning Paul.
yes thanks now I will fill in the missing pieces since I have got a better reference for my rail motor the cab is too high  back to the cutting shop.
cheers


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on June 02, 2021, 01:45:57 AM
evening all wishing you all the very best of health.
Moving along moving into the backyard great to get the first picture together it is going to be interesting to see how this scene will work out.
cheers, Kim.
(https://images34.fotki.com/v1675/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_14522-vi.jpg)



Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on June 02, 2021, 02:05:45 AM
You have enough creativity and talent to make it more than just "work out". I'm waiting to see how you tie everything together. -- Russ


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on June 02, 2021, 11:10:08 AM
Morning Russ.
Thanks but really I don't think this will ever be finished I will just keep adding and changing the scene but my aim is to highlight Australia.
Before international travel and the internet, we produced many unique items and one of the funny sidelines of the world closing its borders that many are being re-discovered.
cheers


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on June 02, 2021, 07:34:04 PM
form and tying it together.
In the recent picture of the backyard, form is lacking even if it is a messy scene just think of an overgrown semi-tropical garden looking at it in the morning the foliage of the second tree needs attention and the clothesline also,small jobs but really tricky.
cheers


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on June 03, 2021, 01:35:33 AM
Do you have enough flexibility in the design to move the tracks farther from the house? -- Russ


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Hydrostat on June 04, 2021, 01:54:44 AM
Kim,

I think the twig is completely out of scale. It just looks like what it is: a 1-1 scale twig. For my opionion It gives the whole scene away (and the scene has pretty darn lots of character!). Same with the clothesline, which is much to thick (as long as it is a line at the prototype and not a metak rod or tube or something). Addtitinally I think the three pigeons staggering at the same time is abit overdone. Do you maybe have some sitting calmly - and only one just arriving?

Cheers,
Volker
 


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on June 04, 2021, 04:37:22 PM
morning.
Thanks for the observations I find them really helpful especially if you do freelance the second opinion makes all the difference.
So moving on.4 new pictures .
The first is my finished rail motor the portions work basically I have cut 3 mm off the height of the cab and lowered the chassis by 2 mm let's say one-quarter of a inch. After seeing better references I realized how squat the original is my adjustments follow these observations.
The second picture shows the now trimmed back yard the main tree is less bulky but I have left the fallen branch that follows the back boundary. I really like this as it finishes the scene and is very typical.
The third is a picture that shows a house that is definitely being overgrown food for thought.
And the fourth is a possible extension to the trackside of the model, one of the few Australian rivers that are on the edge of the wilderness this would work well for the river section .
and lastly the track next to the house this is also typical of the sugar cane growing area of tropical Australia and I also want one my own private railway to do the shopping with.
cheers.
(https://images46.fotki.com/v147/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_1483-vi.jpg).
(https://images20.fotki.com/v1672/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_14892-vi.jpg).
(https://images15.fotki.com/v1674/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_8704-vi.jpg)
(https://images12.fotki.com/v1641/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_0679-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Lawrence@NZFinescale on June 05, 2021, 05:02:33 PM
Kim,

I think the twig is completely out of scale. It just looks like what it is: a 1-1 scale twig. For my opionion It gives the whole scene away (and the scene has pretty darn lots of character!). Same with the clothesline, which is much to thick (as long as it is a line at the prototype and not a metak rod or tube or something). Addtitinally I think the three pigeons staggering at the same time is abit overdone. Do you maybe have some sitting calmly - and only one just arriving?

Cheers,
Volker
 

I find roots are excellent for this sort of thing.  Usefully collected from river beds after floods in NZ, although when in the UK I collected them from freshly ploughed fields adjacent to hedgerows.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on June 05, 2021, 08:10:07 PM
Hi Lawrence.
We are bubble friends crazy hey.
My favorite natural roots and grasses always on the lookout, mosses another favorite. There is a company in Italy that specializes in natural products I think they are called Diosphere ? great stuff especially the olive tree branches but I don't know how they would go getting through border control.
The best ground cover locally came from Chuck's ballast ever heard of him? Chuck used to travel around looking for dust and dirts and then sell them with the location attached he also did clays -but what happened to Chuck?
cheers


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on June 05, 2021, 08:34:11 PM
just reminded me.
Do we all have this kitchen aid to produce our own textures?
(https://images15.fotki.com/v1674/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_15532-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on June 06, 2021, 01:31:22 AM
You mean those things aren't for spaghetti? --  Russ


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Lawton Maner on June 06, 2021, 11:48:06 AM
We do!  And, in the fall when the boss isn't looking the blender is used to chop dead leaves into ground cover for wood lots.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on June 06, 2021, 02:15:27 PM
Russ for the perfect boiled eggs.
Lawton try blending clay the result should be a powder,
cheers


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Lawton Maner on June 06, 2021, 04:16:12 PM
Kim:
     I like the picture of your backyard.  The lawn could use a couple of goats.  Your fishing cabin needs a coat of paint.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on June 24, 2021, 01:13:19 PM
morning all .
Trusting you are all well?
Moving along with one of my favorite details at the moment-concrete.
This little section was originally done 3 years ago but since  I have improved my skills so time for a renovation.
My approach is to get a tough watercolour paper from up the edges and then spread an even level coat of plaster. When dry crack the plaster then build up a very light washes the keyword is light. For a bit of variety put the wet plaster in the microwave oven for a couple of seconds for a  different effect.
cheers.
(https://images41.fotki.com/v1670/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_16292-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Design-HSB on June 24, 2021, 01:51:12 PM
Hello Kim, yes this is important to try again and again and to improve what has been achieved if you have acquired additional knowledge. I like your revised construction phase.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Bill Gill on June 24, 2021, 06:04:58 PM
Looks really good, Kim. Neat texture and color.

Do you have any views of the microwaved version?

Another technique I've seen that you might try sometime is to spread the plaster on bandage gauze. When dry it is easy to flex to crack the plaster, but the plaster impregnated gauze still holds everything together. 


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Ray Dunakin on June 24, 2021, 09:45:30 PM
Nice representation of badly aged and spalled concrete!


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on June 24, 2021, 11:20:40 PM
Hi Lawton, Helmut, Bill, and Ray.
cheers.
Bill the gauze is a good idea I have never of it but it is now on my list. This style of concrete in the picture crumbles a lot great it turns out to be just like rubble but it can be a bugger. Washers are used to colour the plaster I love it when it spreads into the cracks but care is needed when applying the washes to the loose plaster. The fixing stage comes later as the glue that sticks the plaster together also seals the surface stopping the washes from penetrating into the surface. What you are after is a really light coat of inks or oil-based washes the final stage is getting powders or pigments that are applied as a smudged by your finger.
Some put texture into the plaster great but it does not work when your model is viewed from a distance.
Finally the microwave but hey why not? Just one click on the control otherwise the backing will catch fire as you might have guessed I live alone. The result is like the surface of Mars a bit unreal.
All the best


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on June 25, 2021, 12:59:01 AM
Excellent. I love the overall look. -- Russ


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Lawton Maner on June 25, 2021, 10:20:03 AM
Kim:
My yard has a very nice sandy loam in it.  When the dogs come and go they track it into the house, so almost daily I have to vacuum it up.  When I empty the cylinder, the dust goes into a bowl to be sifted in a fine sieve.   A nice light tan color!  No need to use SWMBO's blender to process clay.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on July 12, 2021, 08:19:33 PM
Hi all .
Moving along with two new projects.
The building is a rebuild of another of my projects. A removable corner building but more an exercise of finishes and contrasts between heavily weathered walls and a roof that has very little paintwork.
The second picture an entirely new project that will have its own heading soon. My heritage has a very big atom punk come science fiction in its history with this project I want to return there . Anyway more soon.
cheers Kim.
(https://images20.fotki.com/v1672/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_16792-vi.jpg).
(https://images44.fotki.com/v1405/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_16852-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on July 13, 2021, 01:14:08 PM
Have you temporarily stopped work on the diorama? -- Russ


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on July 13, 2021, 01:55:20 PM
morning Russ.
The top building plus my new concrete is a rebuild of my traveling display South Creek. I have had a few invitations to travel both in Australia and overseas so I got all excited pulled the box out and put it back together and started the renovations -but with this new variant of Covid? The Australian government controls the number of arrivals and departures and the borders will not free up till there is 80 percent of vaccinations so till then renovate.
Sandy Hollow is a display of all the stuff I build so it is basically finished but never say never.
I have this idea for a desert vehicle that is powered by a propeller, just an idea but it will happen.
Hoping you are well another season of fires but the USA is doing very well in its fight against the pandemic.
cheers


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on July 14, 2021, 01:50:04 AM
If Sandy Hollow is basically finished, please post some overall photos so we can see how it all came together.

It is easy to understand why people from all over would want to see your dioramas but the Delta COVID variant would frighten me too much to risk any travel or even to go into a convention room. My wife and I still wear a mask when we leave home and each of us has had two Moderna vaccinations. For now I hope your peers on this forum will be a safe and satisfactory audience.

California is enduring what they say is the worst fire danger in recorded history. No place is safe. I wish the world's most influential people would finally try to combat climate change and COVID instead of talking big, doing nothing, and threatening wars.

Russ


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Les Tindall on July 14, 2021, 02:43:39 AM
Russ, it must seem a bit like "groundhog day" with these fires raging again.
Les


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Design-HSB on July 14, 2021, 03:48:44 AM
Kim, very nicely weathered. But why a fireplace in such a building?

I get my 2 vaccination this week the first was in April with AstraZeneca this time there should be something different with us.

I still don't go to events in closed rooms and otherwise only with a mask. Exception the dog walks in nature. The personal exchange with hobby friends is missing.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on July 14, 2021, 04:30:10 PM
(https://images40.fotki.com/v1668/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_16952-vi.jpg).

(https://images42.fotki.com/v1423/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_17012-vi.jpg).

Hi Russ ,Les and Helmut
Yes, this Delta variant is a game-changer the biggest effect is on relationships worldwide all the better though for Forums on Westlake where we can post and comment it really helps.
Sandy Hollow will be added to and also changed so not really finished only bits .
South Creek [so many S, es] is a tiny large-scale small space-1/35 to 1/32 and is more an exercise in staging than reality here in the top pictures you can see an airbrushed toned down backdrop and a smaller chimney pot . These changes give me a large open area in the foreground for another project.
cheers



Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Lawton Maner on July 16, 2021, 09:40:47 AM
And, in more then 1 American state the government is telling people that it is within your personal freedom to not get vaccinated this coming winter isn't going to be pretty.  It reinforces the fact that stupid is a self eliminating trait.  Nature, when left alone, has an efficient system for seeing to it that stupid people will not live to pass that gene on to the next generation.  There will be a large amount of culling the herd this winter.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on July 16, 2021, 05:16:51 PM
Yes, winter is going to be a challenge.
Anyway moving along to a sunny place and back at to Sandy Hollow .
(https://images40.fotki.com/v1668/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_17182-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on July 17, 2021, 01:39:15 AM
By the way, Kim, that new picture of you is very flattering. Go stand in the corner. -- Russ


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on July 17, 2021, 12:09:03 PM
My profile picture.
A modern classic I especially like the surreal glasses.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Lawton Maner on July 18, 2021, 08:31:49 AM
Kim has entered his second childhood.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on July 19, 2021, 05:48:31 PM
Hi Lawton I gave up on being a grown-up a long time ago but hey how are you?.
Moving along the winning shape has been selected a removable flat with 2 display windows and a nice verandah to lounge around.
paper and cardboard.
cheers.
(https://images46.fotki.com/v1645/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_1736-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on July 23, 2021, 09:06:05 PM
Good afternoon all.
Moving along and switching around scenes but who can forget the world of cargo bikes,fits right into Sandy Hollow.
cheers.
(https://images15.fotki.com/v1674/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_17482-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Design-HSB on July 24, 2021, 03:50:54 AM
Kim,

I'm happy about your wonderful little scenes.
In addition, I think cargo bikes have a future again, if maybe with some electric support.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Lawton Maner on July 24, 2021, 12:52:47 PM
I'm doing well.  Weather here is warm and for the weekend dry.  I remember a bicycle powered ice cream vendor as a child in Richmond.  Paint it bright colors and put your new image on the side.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on July 24, 2021, 01:58:14 PM
Morning Helmut and Lawton sound great where you both live.
Electric cargo bikes on a flat road are great yes Helmut they have a future, these little bikes I will leave but I have plans for more -ice cream, hot dogs, juices. They are simple little creations and in 1/35 there  bicycle kits that can be used as kitbashed bases.
Simple satisfying projects.
All the best Kim


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on August 08, 2021, 10:13:01 PM
Afternoon all how are you all ?
As always I am enjoying your modelling just because I don't comment means anything but great stuff.
Moving along one of the photos that I last posted was a flat 30 mm thick with 2 doors but it ended in up in the bin.
This is a difficult space to build in the 2 roofs on either side all point in all trashed and custom painted-busy.
This is my solution I am happy with lots of painting and shapes but in the end simple.'There will be a sign some more detail and the ground treatment.
cheers
(https://images34.fotki.com/v1675/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_1955-vi.jpg).
(https://images46.fotki.com/v1671/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_19493-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Ray Dunakin on August 08, 2021, 11:21:37 PM
Looks good.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on August 09, 2021, 01:03:31 PM
That is one of the world's strangest hat shops. I'd be hesitant to shop there .... -- Russ


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on August 09, 2021, 01:05:41 PM
Hi Ray.
thanks but looking at it in the morning the torso is too pink and a bit too mich flesh maybe a tie would help?
cheers


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Barney on August 09, 2021, 02:54:40 PM
YES give him a tie or a Scottish scarf in the McPherson colours do anything but cover him up !
Barney


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on August 09, 2021, 03:55:17 PM
Hi Barney.
Just in time over a cup of coffee this morning I changed the colourless pink and added a smart tie much better
cheers
(https://images46.fotki.com/v1671/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_19622-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on August 10, 2021, 01:30:52 AM
Kim, please make an appointment with your therapist as soon as possible. -- ssuR


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Barney on August 10, 2021, 07:42:50 AM
EH ! or something like that - he still looks like something hanging up in a butchers shop or even worse something laying on slab in the mortuary
Give him a "OLD GUYS RULE" T shirt and cover him up
Barney


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Barney on August 10, 2021, 07:45:52 AM
other side


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Barney on August 10, 2021, 07:49:38 AM
Everything else  and the buildings all have character and a touch of atmosphere
Barney


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on August 10, 2021, 11:11:01 AM
huh.
just looked at Jeans Wilders -' Young Frankenstein' and the dance scene' Putting on the Ritz'  hilarious but a lost opportunity with this store dummies top hat.
But hold on to your hats or in this case your top hats as the new version is on the way.
cheers


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on August 10, 2021, 12:47:11 PM
Uh-oh .... -- Russ


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on August 10, 2021, 03:56:51 PM
Morning definitely too much coffee.
The fleshy good looker has been retired waiting for the butcher shop diorama but before that, a big tube of pink matt acrylic has been ordered.
But a light is needed so an old fluro has been rustled up before breakfast
All the best Kim.
(https://images34.fotki.com/v1675/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_19812-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on August 14, 2021, 04:01:48 PM
Morning all great morning here.
So this version I am going to keep now the foreground accessory.
cheers.
(https://images40.fotki.com/v1668/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_21202-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Ray Dunakin on August 14, 2021, 07:05:47 PM
Looks good!


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on August 15, 2021, 01:06:04 AM
The guitar needs a tiny hat. -- ssuR


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on August 15, 2021, 04:55:39 AM
Now that is an idea.
What I tried was to get the pink man to play the guitar with his hat on so I added pink arms -but difficult. These boxes are 9 mm or 3 /8 of an inch deep seeing that they are so shallow I could not keep his elbows inside the box.
True story.
cheers


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on August 20, 2021, 09:35:42 PM
Hi ALL , how are you doing?
I need some wheels to get back into the singles scene do you think this little 3 wheeler will help? Sixty percent finished in 1/35 to 1/32 scale.
cheers.
(https://images42.fotki.com/v1416/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_21222-vi.jpg).
(https://images42.fotki.com/v1215/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_21252-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Ray Dunakin on August 21, 2021, 12:59:12 AM
I love it!


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on August 21, 2021, 01:34:31 AM
Some old guy stole your vehicle and isn't wearing a seat belt. -- Russ


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Sami on August 21, 2021, 02:08:01 AM
Wonderful little car !


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on August 21, 2021, 04:14:45 AM
Hi Ray, Russ, and Sami thank you.
What is needed now is doors, steering wheel, exhaust, windscreens mudguards, and trunk details but not too much fine detail I am getting too old for that.
Russ Hah is more like some old bloke not trying to get arrested for loitering.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Bill Gill on August 21, 2021, 04:56:26 PM
Kim, a terrific little vehicle! Would a tiller work in place of a steering wheel? The guy sitting in it right now looks like he could handle a tiller.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: nk on August 23, 2021, 12:46:34 PM
I am glad that you replaced the figure with the topper and ascot. Although I think this is what you may have been thinking of with the guitar (Man Ray's Violon d'Ingres)
(https://www.passion-estampes.com/deco/affiches/manray/man-ray-violon-d-ingres.jpg)


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on August 23, 2021, 01:20:34 PM
Outstanding. Nonetheless, Narayan, go stand in the corner! -- Russ


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on August 27, 2021, 08:27:26 PM
(https://images20.fotki.com/v1672/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_2217-vi.jpg).
just ready for summer room enough for two and maybe a small dog cosy.-1/35 to 1/32 scale.
cheers


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Ray Dunakin on August 27, 2021, 09:17:55 PM
Awesome!


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Bernd on August 28, 2021, 08:08:44 AM
Love the trike. Great works.

Bernd


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on August 28, 2021, 08:32:22 AM
That vehicle can bring any scene to life. An adequate expression of your creativity. -- Russ


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Bill Gill on August 28, 2021, 12:26:13 PM
Looks really good waiting there. Nice touch: no glass in the windscreen :)


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on September 02, 2021, 08:49:21 PM
Morning all .
For the last little bit, I have been working on an old model -South Creek yes the suitcase traveler. I am about to pack it away so here are a few more photos. There are new models coming so it is a busy time.
All the very best Kim/
(https://images46.fotki.com/v1645/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_2313-vi.jpg).
(https://images15.fotki.com/v1674/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_23192-vi.jpg).
 


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Ray Dunakin on September 02, 2021, 09:15:54 PM
Nice!


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on September 03, 2021, 01:38:44 AM
Were you toying with the idea of rebuilding parts of that layout? -- Russ


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on September 03, 2021, 05:21:17 AM
Hi, Ray and Russ cheers.
I got all excited that maybe I could travel again with my models so I updated some scenes but it is not going to happen . But it has been fun and now I will pack it back into its travel box,.Thank goodness for the wed a least you can show your models to anywhere in the world.
My project will be the 3 wheel car and Sandy hollow it will have an extension making it 2.4 meters or 8 feet long.
So one last look at South Creek before it goes back into its box.
(https://images15.fotki.com/v1674/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_2385-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: finescalerr on September 03, 2021, 12:42:04 PM
Very good scene. A lot of character and quite picturesque. Please take the suitcase out of the closet once in a while so you can send us some new photos. -- Russ


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on September 03, 2021, 06:05:41 PM
Yes, it has a few layers of shipping there is a double layer custom cardboard box that in turn fits into a hard shell cabin size suitcase.I never take the model with me it goes into the hold much easier for security. You usually end up in Dubi or Ohmar in the the wee hours of the morning it is the last thing you want is for the model to be knocked back by security you can't argue . Sometimes there are 3 security checks you can rely on anything just put it in the hold it travels really well so far it has been around the world 3 times no worries.
Anyway, have you seen inside the workshop mostly metalworking?
(https://images46.fotki.com/v1645/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_24182-vi.jpg).




Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: Ray Dunakin on September 03, 2021, 09:28:48 PM
I love that interior shot.


Title: Re: Sandy Hollow
Post by: 1-32 on September 03, 2021, 11:25:37 PM
Hi Ray yes full of color never much good with a limited pallet
cheers .