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by Rockley Bottom
Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: something for Smithies
Replies: 31
Views: 9617

The latest bits and pieces added. These are the main items, the next job will be the gears and the piping, this I expect will take much longer to do than so far. I hope that it will look convincing even if it is not fully correct. As it will be "static" then I will put up with convincing, ...
by Rockley Bottom
Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: something for Smithies
Replies: 31
Views: 9617

Hi Underworld

The great thing in the UK is that most of the 1930 era steam vehicles are odd shapes!

Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: something for Smithies
Replies: 31
Views: 9617

Sorry Paul
Just proves that I cannot count :cry: :cry:
Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: something for Smithies
Replies: 31
Views: 9617

something for Smithies

I always liked steam vehicles such as rollers and steam engines. Have got so far, ready for a good clean-up and a coat of primer. it all takes apart for painting, The main problem will be the gears and the drive. One thing about pictures is they show up problems such as size and proportion. Any stea...
by Rockley Bottom
Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.
Replies: 138
Views: 68463

A great effort and a neat solution.
Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: SMITHIES...BOXES
Replies: 15
Views: 5976

Two more types of fruit, Conference pears and Golden Delicious apples. The stalks in the pears are thin plastic rod put into the putty Fimo. It melts a little in the oven but hardens again as it cools. May try some copper wire in the next batch, as it is thinner and will not melt http://i167.photobu...
by Rockley Bottom
Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:16 am
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: Mince Pie Special - 2010
Replies: 11
Views: 9203

Sounds OK to us :lol:

Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:24 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: SMITHIES...BOXES
Replies: 15
Views: 5976

Thanks fellars :lol: :lol: Doing them is fun :!: :!: I always knew that the model-makers in my art school had the most fun in their "make believe" world. Much more interesting than the pile of forms that flooded onto my desk. I am just making up for lost time :wink: :wink: :wink: Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: SMITHIES...BOXES
Replies: 15
Views: 5976

Had a go at a cauliflour to add to the veg products The mesh is what I used to get the texture on the cauliflour head. It was a matter of rolling the cream ball onto it to break up the smoothness http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/califlour2.jpg http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/...
by Rockley Bottom
Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: SMITHIES...BOXES
Replies: 15
Views: 5976

Gerry

You can use an ink jet printer instead of a laser printer, but you have to coat the finished print with a water proof spray to stop the ink running when it is soaked in water.

The laser ink will not run, so it makes it slightly easier
Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: SMITHIES...BOXES
Replies: 15
Views: 5976

SMITHIES...BOXES

In answer to questions on boxes, this is how I produce the small ones http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/box9.jpg The box should have triangular bits in ths corners but it was too much bother to produce them, so it square stock :wink: http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockle...
by Rockley Bottom
Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smithies pre makeover
Replies: 57
Views: 24029

Hi Glen The lettering is a home-made transfer (decal). The lettering is printed on a very old black printing laser printer. This is on clear transfer papert and is stuck onto a white(ish) panel painted on the box. The boxes are given a wash or two of MIG neutral wash to take the "new" look...
by Rockley Bottom
Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smithies pre makeover
Replies: 57
Views: 24029

Hi Michael The main material is FIMO and forms the base colour for the various veg. The detailling is then added with colour The turnips are a base cream colour, the top is then given a wash of colour and when dry , a darker cream is dry brushed on the base. I used a real turnip as a model :lol: htt...
by Rockley Bottom
Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smithies pre makeover
Replies: 57
Views: 24029

Thought I would make some produce for the wholesale dock, other than booze :!: :!: Making veg in 1:24 scale is a matter of getting the over-all impression rather than too much detail. Very relaxing making hundreds of potatoes Must try some Yorkshire fruit....Rhubarb :lol: :lol: http://i167.photobuck...
by Rockley Bottom
Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smithies pre makeover
Replies: 57
Views: 24029

A bit of light relief I had the Italeri lorry kit which has three figures and tried to make this one less USA and more UK. He is ment to be resting his arm on a pile of boxes, but as I found this cow in the process of a re-paint I thought I should use it. Do not think that I will put a cattle dock o...
by Rockley Bottom
Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:05 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smithies pre makeover
Replies: 57
Views: 24029

I was also taught by my mother to be capable of looking after myself by being able to cook sew iron etc. Stood me in good stead at uni and doing national service. No bullying in the army camps through sewing on badges and pressing kit etc.for the other guys Being able to cook also meant that when at...
by Rockley Bottom
Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smithies pre makeover
Replies: 57
Views: 24029

Hi Dave Thanks for the comments. :lol: I did think about adding "water" of some sort to the layout, so far I have not seen many examples that look real. I think the best example I have seen was a glass sheet above modelled lake bed. I wanted to get away from painted plaster etc, by having ...
by Rockley Bottom
Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smithies pre makeover
Replies: 57
Views: 24029

Hi Paul
Don't tell the barge owner but the canal over the viaducts is really a road :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: ,

Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:48 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smithies pre makeover
Replies: 57
Views: 24029

Hi Paul
Will take some pics of the boats and will post

Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smithies pre makeover
Replies: 57
Views: 24029

Yet more!

I think that's enough, thanks for viewing http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/XSMITHIES21.jpg http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/XSMITHIES20.jpg http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/XSMITHIES15.jpg Regards Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smithies pre makeover
Replies: 57
Views: 24029

Yet more!

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by Rockley Bottom
Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smithies pre makeover
Replies: 57
Views: 24029

Smithies 3

Some more shot along the layout, which is 8 feet long on two boards. http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/XSMITHIES10.jpg http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/XSMITHIES1.jpg http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/XSMITHIES2.jpg http://i167.photobucket...
by Rockley Bottom
Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smithies pre makeover
Replies: 57
Views: 24029

Smithies a few more 2

A few more shots http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/XSMITHIES11.jpg http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/XSMITHIES15.jpg http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/XSMITHIES8.jpg http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/XSMITHIES9.jpg
by Rockley Bottom
Sat Dec 05, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smithies pre makeover
Replies: 57
Views: 24029

Smithies pre makeover

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/XSMITHIES1.jpg The layout is in for some re-building in certain areas so I thought that Iwould show some pics as it stand Ralph http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/XSMITHIES2.jpg http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleyb...
by Rockley Bottom
Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pet (it's all Ralph and Gerry's fault)
Replies: 116
Views: 48883

That is a very neat job, I like the finish
Thank you for taking the trouble to show us so clearly
Ralph

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