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« Reply #240 on: October 01, 2013, 06:44:01 AM »

So it would seem that you ain't no-one if you don't have a sign by Alexandre . I love the irony with the Ferguson soap , seeing as he is a Jock , and they don't wash , and he doesn't work ! And why is Reinberg included ? He doesn't even model .

 Nick , sulking in the corner !

I see your holiday did you the world of good !! Come back in a great little mood.

Considering you were holidaying  in Scotland , how was that Hotel at Crinnian?, I bet you were not brave enough to come out with these utterances when you were North of the border Grin
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« Reply #241 on: October 01, 2013, 09:13:57 AM »

Well I for one am interested!
I would love to have a set of those.
-Marty
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« Reply #242 on: October 01, 2013, 10:21:12 AM »

Great signs from you Alexandre and Kevin as well!

If you would like to make custom work such as personalised signs maybe one could buy them as PDF files in order to change sizes, use different papers and also be able to print on decal paper for cans etc. Whatever..... I´m interested too.

We also have another excellent graphic designer here on the forum Christian (BKLN) who has been kind enough to help me with many signs.

Anders

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« Reply #243 on: October 01, 2013, 11:16:50 AM »

Alexandre,

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If there's interest, I'm considering doing large scale set of real world (or custom ones if you like it better) stuff like this. Enamel signs, posters etc...
I love vintage graphic design and ads (and it's a main inspiration for my daily real life work) and would love to produce something.

Again, if there's interest, I could do it for forum members, printed, and the set would come with a detailed illustrated SBS (suggestions on how to weather this kind of stuff, although Chuck or Marc kind of guys would laugh reading it).
... I would be interested in a (small) set or at least some prints i. e. like the Reinberg lemonade (and an SBS) ... can these drawings be upscaled (up to 1/16) ... ?

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« Reply #244 on: October 01, 2013, 01:44:00 PM »

What paper do you use, Alex? I found Lanaquarelle cold press very useful for representing porous materials (wood, brick) but it is a very different kind of paper from what you must be using. I also learned, the hard way, that even very good matte photo inkjet papers, like Epson's, have a very delicate surface; it tends to chip during construction. Your results are outstanding and all of us would like to learn more about how you do it. -- Russ

P.S.: Nick, go stand in the corner.
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« Reply #245 on: October 01, 2013, 02:17:12 PM »

What paper do you use, Alex? I found Lanaquarelle cold press very useful for representing porous materials (wood, brick) but it is a very different kind of paper from what you must be using. I also learned, the hard way, that even very good matte photo inkjet papers, like Epson's, have a very delicate surface; it tends to chip during construction. Your results are outstanding and all of us would like to learn more about how you do it. -- Russ

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  I was already in the corner . Should I move to another corner ?
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« Reply #246 on: October 01, 2013, 02:25:34 PM »

So it would seem that you ain't no-one if you don't have a sign by Alexandre . I love the irony with the Ferguson soap , seeing as he is a Jock , and they don't wash , and he doesn't work ! And why is Reinberg included ? He doesn't even model .

 Nick , sulking in the corner !

I see your holiday did you the world of good !! Come back in a great little mood.

Considering you were holidaying  in Scotland , how was that Hotel at Crinnian?, I bet you were not brave enough to come out with these utterances when you were North of the border Grin

  The holiday was fine , except for all the dour Scots ! Only joking . The majority were very nice indeed . It was just the tossers ( probably from Glasgow ) in another cabin who felt it necessary to stay awake all night and thought that everyone else around them needed to stay awake as well .

   Couple of nights spent at Crinan and I took photos of two of the three Puffers that we saw . As mentioned elsewhere . Still haven't downloaded the photos .
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« Reply #247 on: October 01, 2013, 04:25:53 PM »

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Again, if there's interest, I could do it for forum members, printed, and the set would come with a detailed illustrated SBS (suggestions on how to weather this kind of stuff, although Chuck or Marc kind of guys would laugh reading it).

T'would have to be strictly a labour of love. I redrew these enamel (porcelain if you're American) signs for a very small run for an English manufacturer back in 1997. He still had a healthy quantity in stock when he sold the business a couple of years ago.

Well, if I had seen them advertised, I would have bought a sheet or two!
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« Reply #248 on: October 02, 2013, 01:17:17 AM »


Well, if I had seen them advertised, I would have bought a sheet or two!


Actually ... Me too! ... Didn't know they existed, and have spent ages searching the net looking for such signs to copy etc.

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« Reply #249 on: October 02, 2013, 06:02:08 AM »

Would have bought a couple of sets too  Angry! How about reprinting them?

Anders
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« Reply #250 on: October 03, 2013, 04:46:40 AM »

I think there would be ethical and, possibly, legal issues in me reprinting them. I understand they are still available, nowadays from ABS, if you can manage to find The Black Hole of Poole at a British model railway exhibition (I gather mail ordering stuff from him is difficult and he doesn't do internet commerce, apparently).
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« Reply #251 on: January 15, 2014, 04:34:19 AM »

Ouch.
October 2013.
Although I look like, I'm not dead yet, but the past 4 months had been spent far from the workbench and modelling in general.
Lots of new stuff going in real life, but I recently spent some hours on my Somali Toyota Land Cruiser technical, and here are some bad iPhone pictures of the progress :

As a reminder we were there 4 months ago :







And now, with some painting on the front/cab part, Miracle Paint Masks custom masks for the TOYOTA logo on the cargo bed, and a assembled mock up (nothing glued)





Still a lot to do, but it's good to paint again some stuff.
Next step is a bit of weathering, and the doors, too.  Smiley

Thanks for looking.
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« Reply #252 on: January 15, 2014, 04:42:00 AM »

Glad you have had time to get back to the bench, it's been worth the wait  Smiley
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« Reply #253 on: January 15, 2014, 02:07:17 PM »

You are beginning to show a glimmer of promise. -- Russ
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« Reply #254 on: January 22, 2014, 04:52:39 AM »

You are beginning to show a glimmer of promise. -- Russ

 Grin

Well, small update and some random pictures : I'm happy with the blurred/sanded/overused aspect of the paint, but I'm hesitating now :
I'll soon have to fit the doors, wonder if I'm making the same scheme, or if I go for replacement doors, in another color/effect maybe a civil or a camo-ed one. I like the idea but it might be a bit cliché, the Frankenstein-ed pick up. 







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