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by JT Previa
Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:54 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: new layout : maple shack
Replies: 101
Views: 44867

Franck,

Looks very realistic, like a gray spring here in New England maple sugar country. The snow is an unusual touch. Are you going to include any sap buckets or taps - maybe in the tree in the yard?
by JT Previa
Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:01 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Nursery layout in G9
Replies: 27
Views: 21701

Looking forward to see how you finish this off!
by JT Previa
Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:55 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Green Hill Mine
Replies: 56
Views: 22225

The bumblebee version because: The curved roof and tumblehome of the lower cab make it look like it was draped/hung over the rectangular black engine/chassis section like a pair of saddlebags. The low windows pull the eye down. The way the yellow painted cab goes to the bottom of the loco, (also evi...
by JT Previa
Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:45 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New layout - Mike's Bikes
Replies: 23
Views: 12169

Chris,

I think Michael has some left-over bike parts (rear stays I believe) from his crane project he can ship your way (by rail of course).

I hope that gas mechanical is a "vegetable oil" mechanical.

So, are you building Santa Cruz downhill bikes, beach cruisers, fixies or??? :D
by JT Previa
Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:40 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Green Hill Mine
Replies: 56
Views: 22225

Wow! (I swear I did not see that French layout before sketching out my idea...!) That is excellent modeling. Thanks Richard.

Cool inclined ramps all around, typical response from the Gnatterbox crew.

Now David must have some serious pent-up modeling, I haven't seen a new critter in weeks!
by JT Previa
Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:29 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Green Hill Mine
Replies: 56
Views: 22225

I'd still like to have the lines postioned on the side of a slope or an embankment I agree, you've mastered the flat water-level routes, you need to do something like this, the DW Ltd, Mine No. 1: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v134/JTPrevia/GN15%20Railroad/photo-4-1.jpg Material exits mine, sta...
by JT Previa
Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:37 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Something a little different!
Replies: 27
Views: 10754

I really like it! Very cool shape and believable details.

Nice work.
by JT Previa
Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:36 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Back on the Drawing Board
Replies: 123
Views: 45091

Love that louvre, a story into itself! I took a quick jog through the earlier posts and photos, looks even better in retrospect!
by JT Previa
Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:04 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Imperialist Guano Industries
Replies: 20
Views: 11696

Joe,

Very cool crossing find. Have you determined to have any gates or an SR&RL ball signal to protect it yet? Great story and locos too, you're working fast!
by JT Previa
Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:51 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Back on the Drawing Board
Replies: 123
Views: 45091

Bill,

Looking rusty and worn out - very nice! :)

Too bad you had to paint over the chrome bling of the Italeri deck plate, its like a little jewel :cry: :wink:
by JT Previa
Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:28 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: G9 a La Dieselwater
Replies: 36
Views: 17838

Scott, Paint that new one red and you have Santa's gas-powered Critter Sleigh! A bit of white trim, curve that front valence down forward (and add a red headlight!). I would expect an alternative sleigh from the great white north. Looking good, glad to see you're fitting in some modeling! Looks like...
by JT Previa
Sat Dec 19, 2009 2:35 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: SMITHIES...BOXES
Replies: 15
Views: 5639

Impressive quality work at such small size. :shock:

Love the details and simple effective techniques. Thanks for explaining!
by JT Previa
Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: BNSW: The "Buchstabennudelsuppenweisheit" - "
Replies: 30
Views: 11980

Very nice work. Inventive folding layout idea and the power switch in the chimney!

I'm also happy to see some model railroading publicly displayed with other arts and crafts. That bag also makes a nice shadow box.

Congratulations! :D
by JT Previa
Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:31 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Low budget flat
Replies: 4
Views: 4330

Chris - thanks for the info about which clips you used. I'm glad the papier mache boxes have found another user. (We should say where the box came from - I found mine at Michael's Craft store.) This site is great for sharing ideas - someone else usually puts in the elbow grease to try them out! Did ...
by JT Previa
Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:31 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: G9 a La Dieselwater
Replies: 36
Views: 17838

Fantastic work in the Dieselwater genre!

I love the salt/paint residue and can almost feel the splinters from the plywood seats :wink:

Just needs an umbrella and you'll be all set!
by JT Previa
Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:44 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Low budget flat
Replies: 4
Views: 4330

Now where have I seen that before?....Oh, I remember! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v134/JTPrevia/IMG_0241.jpg Nice work! I especially like the pop rivets and cable clip axle holders, great ideas. Do you know what size the cable clips are? Flipping the lid works great as well.
by JT Previa
Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:36 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: G9 a La Dieselwater
Replies: 36
Views: 17838

Nice work making things happen. I like the axle hub detail too!

The one with the Atari logo on the front :wink: reminded me of Peter Max graphics! I'm sure it will look great in brown, but I also thought the modern look had potential :D

Okay, 2 down, 5 to go!
by JT Previa
Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: G9 a La Dieselwater
Replies: 36
Views: 17838

Scott,

Cool.

I cut out 7 of them



Only 7? :shock:


What kind of cereal box did you use? :P
by JT Previa
Sat Dec 12, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Belle Lane - Compressor truck!
Replies: 44
Views: 18701

Andi, That looks like an operating theatre crossed with an optics lab! :shock: :D I've used white boards to reflect some fill light, but the mirrors step it up a level. As you noted, a little patience and set up time results in great photos. Thanks for setting a high standard and explaining you tech...
by JT Previa
Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: (M) Italeri Truck Accessories - Modern Details
Replies: 1
Views: 6036

(M) Italeri Truck Accessories - Modern Details

1:24 Italeri Modern Truck Accessories No. 720 Ideal for the thoroughly-modern miniaturist. I've seen various references to this kit in threads, so I figured I would post some photos to give a better idea of the guts of the kit (the Italeri website has individual sprue photos of some kits, but I don'...
by JT Previa
Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:11 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Back on the Drawing Board
Replies: 123
Views: 45091

I must add to the chorus: the stonework looks sharp, the vent above the door is inspired use of space (and you've even included a rusted lintel) and the continuation loop's a great idea! Nice dirt splash up at the bottom of the door too.
by JT Previa
Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:48 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Belle Lane - Compressor truck!
Replies: 44
Views: 18701

Andi,

Nice photo set up then! The snow white background and soft shadows made me think you dropped out the "real" background and added the shadows. I'd like to see a shot of your "studio" area to see how you do it. Very well done.
by JT Previa
Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Belle Lane - Compressor truck!
Replies: 44
Views: 18701

Really nice everything,(including photoshopping presentation I assume), especially the weathering.

JT
by JT Previa
Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:21 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Struppe Storage Battery Locos of Lainz/Vienna
Replies: 64
Views: 32966

Thank you Gerald! Just right for the modern critter :D
by JT Previa
Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:11 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Let's Get This Critter Started
Replies: 3
Views: 7041

The radiator is a perforated brass sheet that my local hobby shop gave me - another reason to support your local shop if you've got one. Okay, knocked a few items off the to do list (and added a few more - solar charger on roof!). These are the parts for the coupler bumper and air cleaner. http://im...

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