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Postby franckcombe » Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:22 pm

the tree come from thyme . I found it in provence (south of france) after 2 hours of search in the hills but very happy of the look. In theory it must reproduce a mapple tree in march-april ie without leaves

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:30 pm

Thanks Franck, I must remember to take a small saw when I go walking in the hills of Liguria this September.
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Postby franckcombe » Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:16 pm

I have nearly finish my layout. I need just to paint my wagons, put a vanish on snow and add exterior lighting.

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:54 pm

The snow looks very realistic Franck. There is a German product produced by Heki "Schneeglitzer" No: 3343 which if added to the surface of the snow already modelled will give that glistening effect one sees in sunlight.
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Postby franckcombe » Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:46 am

your remark is exact. I wish to reproduced the melted snow of the march /april in canada. I have now to put a coat of vanish or clear on snow and earth in order to have the shining effect on the snow and the wet effect on the earth.

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Postby Bilco » Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:05 pm

A great layout, Franck - and it's got my favourite critter, too! With all that snow still around, some of the people are very brave going outside in shirtsleeves. :shock:
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Postby scott b » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:53 am

Bilco wrote:A great layout, Franck - and it's got my favourite critter, too! With all that snow still around, some of the people are very brave going outside in shirtsleeves. :shock:


Not brave, probably Canadian, but when the sap is running it is cold at night but the days can be pretty warm and especially so after a long winter, at that point 10c is shorts time!
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Postby JT Previa » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:54 am

Franck,

Looks very realistic, like a gray spring here in New England maple sugar country. The snow is an unusual touch. Are you going to include any sap buckets or taps - maybe in the tree in the yard?
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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:57 am

That building's siding looks like it has seen a few changes of season 8)
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Postby franckcombe » Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:23 am

thanks a lot for all these interesting remarks .

For the people in shirtsleeve I have two remarks : in some cases it's normal, in march/april the temparture become warmer (all is relative !), the canadian are braves and for the people who works in the building at the 1st stair where the evaporator is located (with wooden strove), it's very hot and there is a lot of vapor. It's not a sauna but very nearly. For the other people (on the critters) it's a mistake :oops: but I also runs these critters on others layouts . It's the reason why.

In theory during the maple sugar season (in march , april in canada) there is still melted snow. According my old souvenirs from the only times in went in canada and according the photos of tourists taking during this period. But If you told me that it's unreal, excuse me for the mistake. I have to correct it. It's not so easy to try to recrate a piece of canada from france.

for the sap buckets or taps, I have to create it, it's a very good idea.

I have not already show the wagons because I need to paint it.

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Postby Bilco » Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:52 am

Don't change a thing, Franck - these Canadians are a hardy lot from the sound of things!
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Postby dieselwater » Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:28 am

+1 on don't go changin'. Tell a story instead :wink:
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Postby franckcombe » Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:31 pm

my layout figures in the March Scrapbook #95: of carendt.us at http://carendt.us/scrapbook/page95/index.html

I hope it will help to promote gn15 !

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Postby Bilco » Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:55 pm

Hi Franck - Congratulations on getting onto Carl's site - the layout looks very impressive there (and it's got my favourite critter - or have I mentioned that?) :D
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Postby franckcombe » Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:10 pm

a new critter for the layout

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Postby michael » Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:57 pm

Hello Franck I like what you have accomplished with this layout. One thing I am wondering about regarding the snow, it looks like a fair amount has melted, and I wonder if the snow that is next to the track might be a little dirtier than the rest. I cross a railroad track quite a lot next to my house and we get a lot of snow here, I seem to recall the snow looks different next to the rails. I will take some pictures this coming winter of the various days of melting.
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Postby franckcombe » Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:33 am

Hello Michael,

Unfortunately my photos are of poor quality (ie my camara is not fantastic and I took photos from interior) so you can't see the various shade of snow . I will try to take new photos from outdoor and focused on melted snow.

Effectively when the snow melts the mud and dirt raise by capillarity in the snow so you have a brown color at the base of the snow and not a the top.

on this poor photo you may perhaps see the various shade

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On the ground I put carpenter glue then true earth and true leaves. Then I apply my snow. By capillarity the tone of earth (include around the tracks) merges with snow on 2/3 mm like in the reality. You must be careful because I done a test directly on a natural sheet of plywood with the snow and the natural color of the plywood (a little yellow) merges with snow and the result was not fantastic at all!

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Postby michael » Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:35 pm

Ah yes I can see that looks more clear that is how I remember the snow.
very well done.
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Postby scott b » Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:31 am

Love the Lister, very nice work. Yellow snow is a bit odd but not if you have a dog around :roll:. The snow at that time of year is really dirty generally, but I think if you were to model it like that knowone would believe it to be "right" but the snow in the spring is really very much like frozen dirt.
When you say the first floor would be hot, it really is just like a sauna in temp with steam everywhere.

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Postby Allright John » Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:16 am

franckcombe wrote:
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What makes this shot great to me is the apparent discomfort of the figure in working in the weather conditions :D

A nice build, and a great encouragement to me as new to Gn15 as to the possibilities.

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Postby franckcombe » Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:54 pm

thanks for the comments.

Canadians are rude guys. They not feared the snow like us in the old continent :lol:

For the lister, the kit comes from a Canadian modelers.

The snow is not so yellow that it appears on the photos (it's an indoor photo with a poor camera). As soon as I will be able to take an outdoor shoot, the snow will appear more white. I agree with the fact that at this period the snow is frozen and very dirt (in fact melt with the dirt and earth). I was able to reproduce it in putting more white glue. But the version with fresh snow flake was far more beautiful and it's the reason why we have fresh snow and also dirt snow.

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Postby franckcombe » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:24 pm

I took some outdoor photos with a good camera

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this is an aerial view from the layout

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Postby kf4mat » Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:57 am

Bravo Zulu Sir,

Very, very well done!

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Postby Zoange » Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:48 am

Quel beau travail :D
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Postby franckcombe » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:09 am

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