Sunshine in the Lakes (By Lee - N gauge )

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Re: Sunshine in the Lakes (By Lee - N gauge )

Postby Terrier » Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:44 pm

Raider wrote:I'm hoping that the dirty coloured paint I put down for the base of the lake gives a decent amount of 'depth' to the lake. With a lake that size it would be virtually black in the middle.


Looks spot on to me ....Google Earth is a great reference, and looking at the shots taken so far, the lake is looking great and will be successful. :wink:

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Re: Sunshine in the Lakes (By Lee - N gauge )

Postby mumbles » Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:43 pm

lmsrail wrote:Are you going to add some tunnel entrances?


Raider wrote:Tunnel portals will be added in due course, although they may not all be what you are expecting.


3 pieces of polystyrene?

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Re: Sunshine in the Lakes (By Lee - N gauge )

Postby Matt Peters » Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:48 pm

Thats looking awesome, the lake is going to be a stunning feature!!

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Re: Sunshine in the Lakes (By Lee - N gauge )

Postby Lee » Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:49 pm

lmsrail wrote:I just love evrything the best bit has got to be the lake ive never seen scenic water used on that scale before, i cant wait to see more Lee!

Are you going to add some tunnel enterances?


Hi Imsrail,

Thanks alot the lake was something i have always wanted to do, i tried to achieve it on the older layout but there was just not the room but yes this area is going to a challange for me to get this water right im going to try and get the water flowing down the waterfall and streams using a ripple effect(fingers crossed).

The tunnel portals will be started very soon, the right hand side will be blasted rock entrances my plan is to work from the back of the layout coming towards the lake area so a bit of airbrushing will be next followed by the tunnel entrances.

mumbles wrote:
3 pieces of polystyrene?


Yes and a Airbrush :wink: :lol:

Right i have been out in the shed tonight and managed to have a go at the base coat for the sky i have used a white and blue acrylic but mixed them slightly, i will then go over this with a airbrush to add some more detailed cloud effects.

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Throwed this in to show the new grass and rock detail added

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Thanks for looking

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Re: Sunshine in the Lakes (By Lee - N gauge )

Postby Tank » Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:24 am

Hi Lee, Your layout is looking really good. The sky is brilliant already!
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Re: Sunshine in the Lakes (By Lee - N gauge )

Postby allesclar » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:50 am

that is simply awesome :) love the detail and texture of the terrain.
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Re: Sunshine in the Lakes (By Lee - N gauge )

Postby Lee » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:09 pm

Hi all,

Thanks alot

Ive managed to finish the first few coats to the sky all round the layout next step will be airbrushing clouds.

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Added more colours and paper mache to hills round the lake and waterfall area.

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Re: Sunshine in the Lakes (By Lee - N gauge )

Postby sishades » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:22 pm

Looking really good. I think that this must be the only layout that contains a waterfall. Judging From your picture, you have managed to obtain that "feeling of depth" you were after. Its also refreshing to see hillsides containing a variety of textures and colour and not just a single shade of bright green. The standard that you are achieving is high and bodes well for the quality of the layout as a whole.

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Re: Sunshine in the Lakes (By Lee - N gauge )

Postby Infrontcat » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:24 pm

Hi Lee

Pardon the profanity fella, but that looks f***ing awesome :P

The sky is extremely evocative because of its sheer scale and the relief of the land is so realistic!!! Superb effort!!! Just wanted to ask one question: the branchline slews across one end of (what I assume to be) the lake. Have you decided what it will actually run over yet, i.e will it be a bridge? A forded embankment? Or somat else?

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Re: Sunshine in the Lakes (By Lee - N gauge )

Postby DB » Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:34 pm

Quite simply outstanding.

Looking forward to more pictures and updates. :D
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Re: Sunshine in the Lakes (By Lee - N gauge )

Postby barks » Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:25 pm

excellent!

i cant believe how quickly this has come on :shock:
makes me look lazy! :D


its going to be a great layout.

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Re: Sunshine in the Lakes (By Lee - N gauge )

Postby Lee » Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:27 pm

Hi all,

Thanks alot for the comments again much appricated, been back out this afternoon to add the clouds via the airbrush.

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Infrontcat wrote:Hi Lee

Pardon the profanity fella, but that looks f***ing awesome :P

The sky is extremely evocative because of its sheer scale and the relief of the land is so realistic!!! Superb effort!!! Just wanted to ask one question: the branchline slews across one end of (what I assume to be) the lake. Have you decided what it will actually run over yet, i.e will it be a bridge? A forded embankment? Or somat else?

Cheers mate

Tim


Yes tim it will be a bridge over the lake and stream :wink:

Thanks for looking.

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Re: Sunshine in the Lakes (By Lee - N gauge )

Postby joshing_man » Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:41 pm

Looking fantastic Lee but............where are the TWINS?

Have you kidnapped them?

The N-Gaugers want to know and I'm just interfering! :roll: :lol:

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Re: Sunshine in the Lakes (By Lee - N gauge )

Postby SouthernBoy » Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:23 pm

Lee: I can't believe how quickly this is developing - the scope of your scenic work is quite breathtaking.
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Re: Sunshine in the Lakes (By Lee - N gauge )

Postby trains! » Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:15 pm

Lee what are you using for the water? The cheapest method would be layers of varnish. But personaly i would use E-Z water or water effects, but by woodland scenics.
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