Vestvagoy / A norway harbour at 1/13.7 scale

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Re: Vestvagoy / A norway harbour at 1/13.7 scale

Postby lenelg » Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:55 am

I love this Little layout, but there are a few details which disturb me:

- Fishing boats are hard-working vessels, and it deserves the same degree of weathering we see on the Deutz. Trouble is, a boat does not weather the same way as a locomotive, so you need to find some prototype photos..

- I do not think Bob would be comfortable sitting on the snow/ice-covered dock for more than a second

- In winter, the sun is hardly over the horizon (if at all) this far north, so sunlight should really be from the side with very long shadows. Or. more likely, try to go for an overcast day with diffuse lighting and no shadows. I know, easier said than done..
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Re: Vestvagoy / A norway harbour at 1/13.7 scale

Postby franckcombe » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:22 am

Yours remarks are very interesting :
-for the vessel, I spent a lot of time at various harbors and the vessels are in general well maintain and it's the reason why mine is lightly wheatered,
- for Bob, the pause is fun but uncomfortable I agree,
- for the sun, you are right, I took the photos in summer, but I have not the choice, it was just before the closure of my club layout.

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Re: Vestvagoy / A norway harbour at 1/13.7 scale

Postby Mark Goodwin » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:27 am

Hi Frank,

I am always amazed by your work and have to pinch myself that I'm looking a model and not the real thing. As we are referring to a model that is mobile, I don't even consider shadows. Weathering is dependent on many variables - how far you take it is a personal choice. I look forward to seeing more of your work and being inspired by it. Is there any chance of a tutorial on your locomotive weathering techniques?
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Re: Vestvagoy / A norway harbour at 1/13.7 scale

Postby franckcombe » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:12 am

Hi Mark,

Thank you for your remark.

For the tutorial for locomotives, I can't do it on internet because I use many techniques and it will be too long to explain it. The best solution, is to learn from master and read also tutorial books for weathering. Then try it and practice to master the various techniques and choose them according your approach and sensibility.

You may invest in two bibles of weathering faq 2 from mig jimenez and transpotting for ak interactive.

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Re: Vestvagoy / A norway harbour at 1/13.7 scale

Postby franckcombe » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:57 pm

After the hold up of photobucket, I post my photo on flick r.

This is a selection of 4 old photos.

ImageIMG_7243 by franck combe, sur Flickr

ImageIMG_7254 by franck combe, sur Flickr

ImageIMG_7287 by franck combe, sur Flickr

ImageIMG_7229 by franck combe, sur Flickr


The layout will be exhibit at warley mrc at Biringham in november. So I decide to do another locomotive typically English with a Ransomes and Rapier 20 hp. The chassis was made by my friend Jean-Pierre Duval and the kit came from back2besix.

ImageIMG_8128 by franck combe, sur Flickr

ImageIMG_8129 by franck combe, sur Flickr

ImageIMG_8130 by franck combe, sur Flickr

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Re: Vestvagoy / A norway harbour at 1/13.7 scale

Postby Oztrainz » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:45 pm

Thank you Franck for bringing this thread back to life with the re-posting of some of your superb photos.
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Re: Vestvagoy / A norway harbour at 1/13.7 scale

Postby southpier » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:53 am

ditto!

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Re: Vestvagoy / A norway harbour at 1/13.7 scale

Postby docnjoj » Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:42 am

I can't wait to see that new loco finished. It looks superb.
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Re: Vestvagoy / A norway harbour at 1/13.7 scale

Postby Kerluk » Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:11 pm

docnjoj wrote:I can't wait to see that new loco finished.
Me too !

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Re: Vestvagoy / A norway harbour at 1/13.7 scale

Postby franckcombe » Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:42 pm

I have nearly finish the ransomes. The plate name was done by Ferdinand Mels. I need now to add and test the decoder and paint the beast.

I want to thanks all the persons that send me photos and information.

Bob McKenzie seems to appreciate this new loco and drink a beer on the seat in order to see if the locomotive is confortable !

This kit was well done except for the chassie. I had just to modifie few things according the real photos and even if there is again one mistake I will leave it.

ImageIMG_8139 by franck combe, sur Flickr

ImageIMG_8140 by franck combe, sur Flickr

ImageIMG_8138 by franck combe, sur Flickr

ImageIMG_8136 by franck combe, sur Flickr

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Re: Vestvagoy / A norway harbour at 1/13.7 scale

Postby NotHarryPotter » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:16 am

Wonderful work Francke! :D :D :D
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