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Postby John New » Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:51 pm

Thanks for that Simon. My two nearest Games Workshop outlets are just small concessions within a Toymaster store so might not stock those but I will have a look next time I'm across. If not there is either mail order or a wait until I'm in a town with a proper Games Workshop branch.
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Postby Simon Andrews » Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:12 pm

I get mine from the local Toymaster store. So fingers crossed.

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Postby Cross Kitter » Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:41 pm

Hi John,

Last time I was in Bridport they had a good selection in the ToyMaster shop in South Street. The shop goes back for miles - so you could be in there for some time :lol:

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Postby John New » Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:42 am

Thanks Simon (CK). The two I was thinking off were the one's in Weymouth & Dorchester.

I know the Briport store you mentioned so I will stop by and have a look next time we go over that way for the farm-shop shopping if the two nearer stores haven't got the items.
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Postby Steve Bennett » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:59 pm

Hope Simon doesnt mind, but as several have asked about the stonework, when I came upon a good tutorial on the technique, I thought it might be worth adding here. It is dollshouse related, but the technique is pretty much the same : http://mytinyworldfromhungary.blogspot. ... orial.html

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Postby Simon Andrews » Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:17 pm

Nice find. I hadn't seen that blog before, theres some ideas that I will use in future. I will look out for the book aswell.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:07 pm

I hope Simon is not going to curse me too much for this, but I'm going to show his scenic work in much higher detail than normally gets shown on the forum. Not only is he a master at subtle ground cover, he is far too modest to show it himself.
There is much to learn from careful viewing here, so in addition to the normal sized pics, I have also posted larger versions as links.
I have studied these pics many times over the last couple of weeks since MOMING at Pewsey, just wish my photography was better.
So apologies Simon, hope you dont mind too much :wink:

Starting with an overall view. CLICK for bigger.

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Moving down to a lower level, note all the weeds along the side of the shed and the way it blends into the grass mat next to the track. CLICK for bigger.

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Now getting in really close to show the diversity of the planting along the rear wall and the way it all blends together. Unfortunately there is only a slight glimpse of the grass mat which forms the basis of the ground cover in this shot, the next will go further left and illustrate it better. CLICK for bigger.

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Better make this the last one before I go and hide :D at least I found an excuse to feature the Badger :lol:
This shot illustrates very well how the basic grass mat feeds in from in front of the oil drums and how it is blended in by clever use of other materials and objects, with no definate edge. i'm sure all will agree, superb scenic work. CLICK for bigger.

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I hope others learn as much from studying these shots as I have and thanks Simon for the masterclass.
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Postby skylon » Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:18 pm

Wow, makes me realise how flat mine is. Superb work, real food for thought.

Steve, as you're already in Simon's black books, maybe you could ask him for some details regarding his greenery :wink:
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Postby Broadoak » Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:29 pm

That really looks excellent Simon. 8)

I think it is the subtle changes of colours and tones in both the vegetation and the stonework that make it look so very realistic.

Most impressive.
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Postby Simon Andrews » Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:46 pm

:oops: :oops: :oops: Its the work posted by others on this forum that has served as the inspiration and motivation to raise the standards of my work :wink:

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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:14 am

skylon wrote:Steve, as you're already in Simon's black books, maybe you could ask him for some details regarding his greenery :wink:


:lol: Dont want to push my luck too far, he is/was a good friend :D
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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:26 am

Simon Andrews wrote::oops: :oops: :oops: Its the work posted by others on this forum that has served as the inspiration and motivation to raise the standards of my work :wink:


Yup, said you were too modest :wink:
You can add yourself to those who inspire others :D
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Postby Kevin » Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:51 am

I liked this layout before, but these photos show how high the standard of work is. I think that the ground cover and vegetation can make or break a layout.

Like Simon, I can recommend the Games Workshop paints and ink. I use acrylic paint for everything. I prefer Vallejo paint but use the Games Workshop inks and washes for all shadowing and weathering.
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Postby ian holmes » Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:47 pm

Awesome work Simon

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Postby only15 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:08 pm

Sorry for bumping up an old thread, but this certainly is an inspiring little layout,
Makes me want to build one...

Well done Simon!! 8)

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Postby demaine22 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:30 pm

It was great to see at MOMING, fantastic work Simon 8)
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Postby Bilco » Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:02 pm

Hi Simon,

Congratulations at getting Badger's Bottom into the latest NG&I Review - and very handsome it looks :D
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Postby franckcombe » Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:44 am

your micro layout is fantastic : the atmosphere, the details, ... :shock: :shock:

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Postby demaine22 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:15 am

Just wanted to add my congratulations too Simon! :)

This is such a great little layout!
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Postby Simon Andrews » Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:47 pm

Bill, Franck and Simon,

Thanks for your comments. I must thank Steve and MickT for allowing some of their photos to be used in the write up. Also thanks to the Review team for considering my work for the magazine.

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