Clifton 009 Layout

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bunji
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Postby bunji » Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:00 pm

I'm dead jealous of the effect you acheived with those rocks! Must remember to try that out with my own layout. You made a grand start to this project, makes me sad I've gone off 009 now!

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Clifton009
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Postby Clifton009 » Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:26 pm

bunji wrote:I'm dead jealous of the effect you acheived with those rocks! Must remember to try that out with my own layout. You made a grand start to this project, makes me sad I've gone off 009 now!


:D Thanks Ben.

I'm really pleased with the rocks. I wasn't sure if they would look right. Still a fair bit of detail to add to them yet.

I have re painted the tunnel portals:

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I'm still not convinced!! Will leave it now until the tunnel is completed then see if it looks ok.

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Chuffer Chuff
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Postby Chuffer Chuff » Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:30 pm

Jason the tunnel portals are looking better now! :wink: However I do think they'd be better with a darker colour more like the colour of the tunnel itself! :wink:
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Postby Clifton009 » Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:40 pm

Hmmm.

Thats what I was thinking Chuffer Chuff. Will have to mix a paint for them as the Humbrol "Stone" colours just aren't right for this. I already used the darkest one! The darker stones on the "New" version are dark stone mixed with slate grey. May mix another shade of that.

Here is the re painted loco shed:

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:shock: Too shiney!

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There are 3 different shades of stone on the "New", though you can't see that well on the picture. The flash lightens it a bit.
Gutters & downpipes added and rusted. Corrugated roof rusted :D

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Postby Chuffer Chuff » Sun Feb 03, 2008 2:18 pm

Some more great work there Jason! I reckon you've got the shed just right! Before I would agree that it was too shiny! :wink:

The roof looks like its had years of rust and wear and tear battling the weather and the elements!

Very good job mate! :D
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Postby chrisalddin » Sun Feb 03, 2008 8:00 pm

great work .................
This Hobby is going to make me pennyless :wink: :roll:
My layout. Lots of work done update 29/2/2008 New img's!

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Postby Blaqkaudio009 » Sun Feb 03, 2008 9:58 pm

well done with that shed Jason that looks ace!!
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Postby Clifton009 » Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:02 pm

Update on the tunnel / rocks.......
Here is a section that I have detailed by using 3 shades of grey on top of the Sea Grey base colour:

Before, an overview of the tunnel in the Sea Grey "undercoat":
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After, back right hand corner, you can see how this is changed as it was the same colour as the tunnel mouth and the ground in front:
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Working around the rest of it now! Will then need to make the removable top.

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Postby Krislights » Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:28 pm

J...
Another little trick... when you are doing more of your the ballasting.. the scrunched up bogroll or kitchen paper from soaking up excess PVA/water mix makes for fine balls of mushy gloop for moulding.. things like small hills and stuff.. especially if you are going to paint, plaster, grass and scatter it...
bit of a by-product...
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Postby Blaqkaudio009 » Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:09 pm

looking good bud! waiting for more updates :wink:
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Postby Clifton009 » Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:49 pm

Will be some more pictures over the next few days Blaqk. Got Monday & Tuesday off work aswell as I'm dog sitting, due to one of our dogs just having an operation - he's recovering well.

Just painting 2 lamp huts, a stone water tower, some buffer stops & point levers - all nearly finished!

Going to buy some scenic bits tomorrow to finish the tunnel off aswell.

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Postby Clifton009 » Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:17 pm

Update:

Painting of the rocks on the tunnel now complete, portals sprayed the same colour. Will now detail them with other shades. Grass & scatter etc next!

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Started doing a bit more detailing in the back left hand corner. Stuck some back scenes on and started to rust paint the track and prepare the ground. Stuck down some grey tarmac scatter for the road and yard area of the depot.

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This next picture shows off the rocks the best, colours etc are most accurate on the picture, the light distorted some of the other pictures. The whole of the outside of the tunnel looks like this.

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Finished the Water Tower & 2 Lamp Huts.

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Postby Blaqkaudio009 » Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:37 pm

it all looks amazing! well done again, the tunnel portal looks great that colour aswell!
the rusty track is very red though? is it that strong in real life?
also that water tower is to be proud of!
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Postby Chuffer Chuff » Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:14 pm

Thats more like it...the tunnel portals look great and thats what the should look like! :D

The back scenes look fantastics and those buildings...WOW is all I can say!

That lamp hut looks amazing and I love the water buts and sand buckets! :shock:

Keep up the great work!
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Postby Clifton009 » Sun Feb 10, 2008 4:48 pm

Blaqkaudio009 wrote:it all looks amazing! well done again, the tunnel portal looks great that colour aswell!
the rusty track is very red though? is it that strong in real life?
also that water tower is to be proud of!


Thanks guys.

Blaqk the track is ok, it's the bl**dy light on the pictures again :roll: I've used Humbrol 113 Rust on it. it looks better than in the pictures! just spent over an hour doing a bit more. My back is aching now!

I think I am slowly getting the same addiction as you Blaqk as I seem to be using rust paint on loads of stuff :wink: Worked well on the water tower!

I was really pleased with the water tower. Spent quite a while on it on and off over the last week.

Just been sticking some more scatter down and painting and vandalising! a Ratio fence that will stick to the back scene over the picture of the fence. Thought it would make it look more realistic.

More updates over the next couple of days!


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