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Postby Simon Andrews » Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:16 pm

Tony Hill (In: Simply Scenery) suggests using washes of water colours that are then sealed with a coat of varnish.

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Postby Jon Randall » Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:37 pm

Thanks Simon I'll have a practice tonight.
The first wash might not have been successful as the perspex is too shiny. I'll have a go at adding a coat of varnish underneath and puting a wash on that to give it an extra key.
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Postby Jon Randall » Sat Jul 05, 2008 10:23 pm

I thought I'd take break from scenic work and build my Tiny.
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Postby dr5euss » Sat Jul 05, 2008 11:46 pm

Nice one Jon 8)

How's the Perspex thing going?

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Postby Jon Randall » Sun Jul 06, 2008 8:29 am

dr5euss wrote:[b]
Nice one Jon 8)

How's the Perspex thing going?


Thanks George.

Um, got distracted by the loco :roll:
I'll give it a go soon, promise :D
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:31 am

Looking good Jon :D :D
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Postby Steve Bennett » Sun Jul 06, 2008 3:58 pm

Looks a bit bashed about Jon :wink: If I had known I could have fished in the bin and provided you with parts moulded like that :lol:
Looks good though :wink:
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Postby Jon Randall » Sun Jul 06, 2008 5:33 pm

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If I had known I could have fished in the bin and provided you with parts moulded like that :D

Thanks Steve, I was thinking of doing a green one as well :D :wink: :roll:

Have you still got my address :?: :lol:
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Postby Glen A » Sun Jul 06, 2008 8:19 pm

Nice engine Jon.

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Postby Jon Randall » Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:27 am

Simon Moore wrote:
Gunna add some little tiny trout Jon? :wink:


I've had a play with some white-tac. They were then painted silver with brown washes then applied.
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Postby Jon Randall » Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:41 am

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Could I be cheeky :oops: and suggest you add a green / brown wash to the underside of the water before you fix it in place :roll: Just a thought :wink:


I gave it a thin wash of green and brown which looked good, but then scratched it :twisted: Gnot so good :roll: Luckily being acrylics I could wash it off
Second try it was too thick to see the fish :twisted: The trouble was getting a mix whick wasn't too thin in direct lighting or too thick for ambient.
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I've also filled the gap between old and new quarry edges.

Oh yeah I've also spent a lot of time getting the track clean and smooth(ish) running but didn't post a boring photo of that :!:
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Postby Nick Ellingworth » Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:55 am

I still think that you need a 'No Swimming' sign Jon. :wink:

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Postby Steve Bennett » Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:36 am

The pond is looking good Jon. I know what you mean about the different look under diffirent lighting conditions, it is always a compromise, but looking at the photo, it looks about right.
I think I might be inclined to darken the base at the edges to blend a little more with the sides of the case and create the impression of deeper water. Easy with an airbrush, but I'm not sure how I would approach it without, so probably best left alone, it looks fine as it is.
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Postby Jon Randall » Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:21 am

Unfortunately an airbrush is out of my means at the moment Steve. Games Workshop had a cheap, cheap one out for about five minutes before they withdrew it as they weren't happy with the spray pattern, so hopefully they'll get it sorted.
I think that any way of blending in the case will only make the pond look smaller so I think that the only option is to try to draw the eye into the layout.

The first marginal plants have been planted.

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I won't be counting how many grass seeds have been planted as sanity has only just been returned :twisted:
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:29 am

Looking good Jon :D :D

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Postby Jon Randall » Sun Jul 27, 2008 1:36 pm

Due to popular demand 8)

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Postby Nick Ellingworth » Sun Jul 27, 2008 1:38 pm

Excellent work Jon, I didn't think my views counted as popular demand, I thought they were demands from the lunatic fringe. :wink:

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Postby Jon Randall » Sun Jul 27, 2008 1:46 pm

Simon Moore asked as well Nick, way back when the waters were crystal clear :D
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Postby Jon Randall » Sun Jul 27, 2008 2:58 pm

The water-lilies are in bloom.

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Both the leaves and the flowers are punched from card-making punches and the flower centres are from "Flower Soft" which are also intended for card-making. (Card makers get all the fun stuff). These are tiny shreded multi-coloured sponge pieces which I had to seperate with tweezers (another loss of sanity). :twisted: :D
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:11 pm

They're gonna take one look at our layouts at Dereham and break out the straight jackets :roll: :twisted:

Gnicely done Jon :D
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Postby Steve Bennett » Sun Jul 27, 2008 5:46 pm

Superb Jon, thats a beautiful bit of modelling. I take back what I said about the shading of the base, your idea for drawing the eye into the layout, works much better and judging from the photo, you look to have achieved it perfectly. Inspirational stuff, you have certainly given me a few more ideas to try out.

Quite pleased to see you having a play with the grass seeds aswell :wink: I had a field trip this afternoon and collected a whole load more, which I will bore everybody with my experiments, once I've had a play with the different types :lol: .
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Postby Glen A » Sun Jul 27, 2008 8:10 pm

I like the water lilies. good job.

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Postby Bob Taylor » Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:27 pm

Hi Jon,

Right from the start I have never seen "Tiny" in yellow. However that looks good to me. :D Which is a pity because I had a colour for my "Tiny" sorted till then :shock:

Like the scenic work. It's all coming together nicely.

Now were is that yellow paint............................................... :wink:




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Postby Simon Andrews » Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:54 pm

Nice work Jon the lake looks great 8)

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Postby Panda » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:29 pm

I like it! The lake looks really impressive!
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