Father and Son Gnine Project

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Re: Father and Son Gnine Project

Postby docnjoj » Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:57 pm

Good to see you and son working on it again. I have older grandkids, but there is hance that one (17) might be interested. At his Dad's' for the summer but he will be back in the fall.
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Re: Father and Son Gnine Project

Postby demaine22 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:17 am

Thank you for your kind comments chaps, I havn't updated this thread in a while, been focussing on NGRM and the blog...the layout has changed a littel since April.

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Grass towards the rear was made a little more...bushy...

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Polyfibre helped get more texture into palces too

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Here we see Eddie Resting after planting a bunch of bushes...

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The sand looks a little...yellow at the minute...

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A couple of weeks ago I made a big push to sort out all of the quirks in the layout, get rid of the yellow sand and make a solid - consistently performing layout

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I also worked on the rear of the layout so most of it at least looked half-decent ready for MOMING in August

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The buildings have been my key focus of-late

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And this is the scene now, I think the rear bushes are going to be beefed up a little with scatter, polyfibre and more seamoss

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Re: Father and Son Gnine Project

Postby docnjoj » Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:26 pm

Your foliage still looks great. Which products do you use to get the bushes looking like bushes.
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Re: Father and Son Gnine Project

Postby demaine22 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:36 pm

Cheers David,

I'm not sure what you chaps in the states call this but the initial 'bush' structure is the same as others use for trees in 4mm/7mm scale 'seamoss'
http://www.internationalmodels.net/acat ... amoss.html - I didn't paint mine and I wish I had, you can also make them stronger with products from the same store.

I use a company called Javis for my scatters as that is what my local model shop supplies - but I don't think it matters what you use as my heavier scatters are woodlan scenics

For 'beefier' bushes, I am experimenting with polyfibre, spread thinly over the seamoss and it is an amazing material to use. A small bag is barely used so far on this little layout - this gets sprayed with hairspray then the scatter is drizzled over, I then hairspray it all together...PVA glue and water in a spray bottle will work too.

The brown bits of scatter are dried tea leaves :mrgreen:

Basically the smaller bushes are just polyfibre with a light amount of scatter dropped finely over it and sprayed into place - it's all really simple and cheap stuff and personally I don't think the results are too bad. They also seem to pass off as ok in 4mm scale...pic below 8)

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Those rear bushes need more foliage scattered on them....but you get the idea :twisted:
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Re: Father and Son Gnine Project

Postby docnjoj » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:12 pm

People (not me) eat and drink Irish Moss as health food. Is yours dried?
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Re: Father and Son Gnine Project

Postby demaine22 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:52 am

Yes, the material comes dried in a box - some modellers dip theirs into a mix of water and matte medium to make them more durable, and there are products available that you can brush on to them to get the same effect...I sprayed mine with watered down white glue and they seem to be fine (so far) but I intend to pull half of this up once the model has been exhibited anyway...unless I get invited to another show.
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Re: Father and Son Gnine Project

Postby demaine22 » Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:06 am

My KATO mech bit the dust and another is on order, just incase it doesn't make it - I have started a new scratch build on my Bachmann chassis to fill the void...
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Originally this little loco had an enclosed cab..but it didn't look right so I stuck it to a rolling chassis instead...
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In turn this also fixes the 'what should I put in the shed' problem...
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The deadline for MOMING at Pewsey on August 15th looms...and so panic begins to settle in...
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Re: Father and Son Gnine Project

Postby demaine22 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 3:34 pm

It's been a while, eh! :mrgreen:

Well the layout survived a couple of shows, but unfortunately the track work gave up afterwards, it just wasn't built that well, and since the lad has all but lost interest anyway, I decided to strip the board a little while ago and focus on my 009 layout. So sadly the layout is no more and I'm looking to build a new one.

I wish to avoid building a larger layout for now, the 3x2 board is hard to store as well as the 009 layout - but I have an idea for that in the future, until then it can live in the garage until I have the materials. What I intend to do next is a simple micro - a shelf layout to be precise, nothing too complicated and something I can focus on the detail with, lets see what makes it out of the sketch book!
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Re: Father and Son Gnine Project

Postby Colin Peake » Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:23 pm

Good luck with the new ideas Simon!

A shelf micro sounds like a good plan... :D

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Re: Father and Son Gnine Project

Postby Bilco » Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:47 am

demaine22 wrote:The deadline for MOMING at Pewsey on August 15th looms...and so panic begins to settle in...


I caught sight of this line above your last message and nearly had a heart attack ... then I looked at the date you sent that one. Phew - still got 10 months to finish Berger Hall!

Good luck with your latest plan - will we see it at Pewsey next year?
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Re: Father and Son Gnine Project

Postby demaine22 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:11 pm

Oh crikey if MOMING was that close I'd be in a pickle! Relax Bill you've got some time yet - I'm already looking forward to the next Pewsey show, it's usually my favorite to attend!

Thank you both for your encouragement, it'll be a nice break from straining at 009 for a bit :)
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