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Author Topic: P4NewStreet - modelling Birmingham (UK) in the 1980's - 1:76 scale  (Read 225747 times)
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« Reply #45 on: October 21, 2010, 12:16:38 PM »

Hi martin

I thought I mentioned that I do sand the sheets but looking back now I guess that must have been on another forum.   I use 2 different brands of sheet depending on the age of the wall I am building.

Your comments are taken entirely as you intended - no worries there!

Hth

Jim
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« Reply #46 on: October 21, 2010, 01:22:40 PM »

The molded brick sheets have advantage of being easy to cut and glue, and some people can make them look OK.   Sometimes the effort spent striving for perfection just kills the momentum.  I think Jim did a great job with the materials he had, the brick walls look really good to me.   

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« Reply #47 on: November 30, 2010, 11:19:39 AM »

Thanks Dave

I do see what the chaps are saying about the roundness of the bricks and while I would love to go to the levels Chuck does (If I could that is) my project is just too big even taking into account my young (ish) age.

I am unashamedly here as an admirer of the work put forward and very much doubt I will be able to contribute much but as long as you guys are happy with me lurking and dont mind me posting a few pictures now and then I will stick around.  So...



30 second esposure using just 3 white LED's as a light source.  The grain was a pure accident but adds to the 1980's feel I think.  Lights and exhaust added in photoshop.



Again 30 seconds with a single white LED at the back.  No photoshoppery here except for normal finishing.  This was one of those things I only had one shot at.  The reason being I was weathering the platform tops with a wash of thin colour and thus they were wet.  The platforms wont be wet (intentionally anyway) again.

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« Reply #48 on: February 04, 2011, 04:34:21 AM »

Hi all

I have for a while been meaning to model the large brackets the bridges of Hill St and Naviagation street sit on.



As I need 8 of them I thought it best to design a little etch.



The above shows the 2 parts assembled. 



The completed bracket



And again, sat on a penny for scale.

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« Reply #49 on: February 04, 2011, 04:35:23 AM »

Hi All

most of my platform lamps are different in one way or another.  Some have no extra bits, some have Phones, some HST stop signs and some loadspeakers or combinations of some/all. The one at the front of the layout has all 3 - makes a change for the complex one not the be hidden by something else!  A little etch for the folding base thing!



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« Reply #50 on: February 04, 2011, 06:47:11 AM »

That´s some really neat work for such a small detail!

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« Reply #51 on: February 04, 2011, 09:30:14 AM »

Hi Jim

Welcome.  Just trying to catch up with some of the stuff I've missed.

Very nice indeed.  Seems like you have your work cut out for next 15 or 20 years.  Good luck with the project and keep posting those pictures.

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« Reply #52 on: February 04, 2011, 11:03:44 AM »

Those bridge shoes are great!
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« Reply #53 on: February 04, 2011, 10:18:12 PM »

Nice work, especially the bridge shoes.
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« Reply #54 on: February 08, 2011, 03:58:38 AM »

Thanks Gents

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« Reply #55 on: February 26, 2011, 07:20:23 AM »

Hi Bill

There are 2 - the larger 1 with the access for the vehicles will be on the next board. The pedestrian only 1 the board after that one.

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« Reply #56 on: January 22, 2012, 04:57:29 AM »

Hi all

Back in September I took the layout so far to scaleforum exhibition as a work in progress.  It's always nice to see your stuff through the lens/eyes of a third party and a small gallery can be seen here

http://www.scalefour.org/shows/S4um2011/new_st.html

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« Reply #57 on: January 22, 2012, 10:45:56 AM »

Nice pics, and some really great modeling! Some of those pics could pass for the real thing.
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« Reply #58 on: January 22, 2012, 12:47:14 PM »

Hi all

Back in September I took the layout so far to scaleforum exhibition as a work in progress.  It's always nice to see your stuff through the lens/eyes of a third party and a small gallery can be seen here

http://www.scalefour.org/shows/S4um2011/new_st.html

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Jim

Happy to hear from you again! A very inspiring project, excellent modelling. A young mans Retford, if you catch my drift...
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« Reply #59 on: January 22, 2012, 02:45:49 PM »

The layout represents a lot of effort. Nice job. -- Russ
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