(F) Mr. Chip's Potato Farm (1:12 Micro Layout)

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Postby dieselwater » Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:03 pm

First up is an old corrugated door under the terrace:

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Here's the terrace at the back of the farmhouse:

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Postby dieselwater » Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:47 pm

I've been busy working on a series of haulers for the farm. These are critters that will play a vital role in shifting loads in and out of the farm.

The first design is a low riding hauler:

Early stage of construction:

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Flat bed for load (crate/boxes), and section for the driver:

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Postby dieselwater » Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:57 pm

Now with paint and first phase of detailing applied:

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Old ripped leather seat with foam padding exposed, vent for the small petrol engine and steel plate for the flatbed.

Driver in position:

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Old wooden tray from the factory placed onto flatbed:

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Postby dieselwater » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:13 pm

This is the next hauler critter that I'm developing. It's the same basic design as the first, though I'm incorporating an enclosed cab, to give the driver a degree of weather proofing when running up n down the spud fields etc.

The initial concept stage, keeping the cab costruction light, providing enough practical space and not over exceeding the width.

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The contoured cab is slung over the main body

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Postby dieselwater » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:35 am

The hauler critter is nearly complete, just a few more details and weathering etc to come.

Here we are with the enclosed cab and steel flatbed:

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The chaps on the farm have put some clear plastic in the windows, could probably do with a wipe:

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The back end with yellow warning panels:

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Loaded with a batch of freshly dug up spuds:

I made the potatoes from milliput.

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Postby dieselwater » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:06 am

Potatoes come in from the farm at the top, processed into chips, packaged and sent to the transfer shed along the bottom.

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Postby dieselwater » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:43 pm

Now with bumper tyres:

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Postby dieselwater » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:31 pm

Returning to the fields:

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Postby dieselwater » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:47 pm

This is the last remaining corner to be done, before scenics detailing can continue:

I've continued to use foamboard for the concrete surface and tissue for the ground contours.

The shrubbery put down so far will be toned down with earth/ olive tones.

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Postby dieselwater » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:08 pm

I've added the colour and shrubs to this section, as well as add some iron work to the ends of the pipes:

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This is Mr. Chip's Farm as it stands at the moment:

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Postby dieselwater » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:33 am

Time for a spot of container gardening on the terrace:

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These are some of the tiny plant pots I bought from the art shop a while back, just found them again. These are going to be planted up and line the top of the old terrace wall.

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Postby dieselwater » Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:48 am

Seven plant jobies on the wall, if one was to...

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Postby dieselwater » Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:43 am

A bit of critter spotting:

Potatoes in:

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Chips out:

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Postby dieselwater » Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:51 am

Factory gate:

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:16 pm

Unfortunately all the comments made about David's excellent modelling have been deleted.
I've just found a youtube video posted by 'diamondJackdave' showing layout in operation which doesn't seem to appear in this thread.

www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUxyQpa2sVLTTaTHaLdkUKjg
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Postby Peter Butler » Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:32 am

What brilliant modelling from materials which I personally would easily discard without a second thought.
I have not seen this thread until today but can't think of anything to compare with the quality and finish of the scenics.
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Postby Corusman » Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:01 pm

Stunning layout! What did you use for your potatoes, they are very realistic.

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Re: (F) Mr. Chip's Potato Farm (1:12 Micro Layout)

Postby dieselwater » Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:31 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjkgXz0r3Cw

Hi Everyone,

A very longtime since I've been here! I guess life and everything else has got in the way of the modelling.

All is well, glad to make contact with old friends.

I've posted a link to my youtube channel, showing Mr Chips- Another Day. For those who perhaps haven't seen the layout before.

Very warm regards to all,

David

I hope to be posting a little more often :D
Little old lines to somewhere.

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Re: (F) Mr. Chip's Potato Farm (1:12 Micro Layout)

Postby Bilco » Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:08 pm

Hi David - great to see you posting again! Your locos and layouts are always a source of inspiration, and you obviously have fun making them.
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Re: (F) Mr. Chip's Potato Farm (1:12 Micro Layout)

Postby chris stockdale » Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:27 pm

Hi David,

Great to have you back. Do we ask what was happening during your two year sabbatical? Are you still in far flung places?

Cheers,

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Re: (F) Mr. Chip's Potato Farm (1:12 Micro Layout)

Postby rue_d_etropal » Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:24 pm

Good to see you back David,
Layout(?) looks just as good as it did before. And it is a good example of what Jack Nelson wrote about in the 1940s(I have some old bound copies of MRN). He said that visually having a high level line at back of layout/diorama works very well, as it draws the eye from low level to higher level. I think it also counters the argument for layouts being displayed at a high level. Adding more Z dimension is what many exhibition layouts need. It is easier in bigger scales though.
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Re: (F) Mr. Chip's Potato Farm (1:12 Micro Layout)

Postby dieselwater » Fri May 01, 2015 2:17 am

chris stockdale wrote:Hi David,

Great to have you back. Do we ask what was happening during your two year sabbatical? Are you still in far flung places?

Cheers,


Hi Chris,

I'm still living in Taiwan, teaching English. I've done more painting then modelling in the last couple of years. Though I've been
lurking on here now and again, continuing to be inspired by the fine modelling and creativity of others.

Thanks Bill and Simon,

In a small space, height is a good way to display more detail and divide up areas 8) I hope to get back to having some modelling fun :D

Warm regards
Little old lines to somewhere.

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Re: (F) Mr. Chip's Potato Farm (1:12 Micro Layout)

Postby Broadoak » Thu May 14, 2015 8:33 am

David,
I just love this little layout, there is so much to see and enjoy. 8)

Regards Peter M
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Re: (F) Mr. Chip's Potato Farm (1:12 Micro Layout)

Postby franckcombe » Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:01 pm

Hi,

Your work is brilliant. How do you did the glazed of the windows ?

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Re: (F) Mr. Chip's Potato Farm (1:12 Micro Layout)

Postby chris stockdale » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:05 pm

Since David (Dieselwater) hasn't signed in since May 2015 you may not get an answer.

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