Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

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Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Postby MrT » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:01 am

Absolutely stunning, well done, a very enjoyable read.

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Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Postby Two Hoots » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:13 am

:cry: <---- I think that face says enough about how I feel about how good you are.
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Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Postby SouthernBoy » Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:43 pm

Thanks again for comments :)

I do enjoy my railway modelling: It's a great way to relax, and the fact that other people like what I do makes it all the more rewarding :)

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Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Postby SouthernBoy » Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:14 pm

Further to my earlier response to OliverSR, here's a link to work in progress on an N gauge tube train

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Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Postby rabbitaway » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:11 pm

Hi Southern Boy

Very nice, again you have been busy

Especially like the bridges, very effective

Just gets better with every update and I look forward to the next instalment !


All the best

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Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Postby fergy1 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:33 pm

This is breathtaking. Having started creating an N gauge diorama, I can really appreciate how tiny some of these details are - if ever I can achieve results that are a quarter as good I will be pleased!

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Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Postby SouthernBoy » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:57 pm

Thankyou rabbitaway :)

fergy1:
"I can really appreciate how tiny some of these details are - if ever I can achieve results that are a quarter as good I will be pleased!"

Thankyou - that's very flattering, but have you seen The Model Railway Club's 'Copenhagen Fields'?

Now that really is a Masterpiece in Miniature and a total inspiration if ever there was one. I could look at it for hours :)

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Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Postby cmeonthemove » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:30 pm

The level of detail here is just awesome - no other word for it! Great work on the bridge and arches.

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Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Postby trainsandco » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:31 pm

Bloody hell! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Thats quite simply amazing.
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Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Postby StevieDay » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:50 am

I'm gobsmacked!!!! Absolutley fantastic work Mark & definitely worth the wait.

Where do we start, the archway retaining wall, the boarded up arch, the fantastic bridges, the lineside detail - I love the fog detonaters, never heard of them before & a lovely addition. The Herald triangular relief sign just shows the attention to detail you put into your work. Each item is worthy of posting in themselves.

How did you make up the sheets of posters?
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My Layout;- Rayne St, Fictional N-Gauge Layout viewtopic.php?t=30856

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Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Postby SouthernBoy » Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:46 pm

Thanks for your kind comments Gents - really very much appreciated :)


Hello StevieDay:

To create the old posters ... initially I searched the internet for originals to download.

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They were opened in Photoshop (similar software will do) and the strength of colour reduced (using Curves and Saturation).

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I also searched the web for free texture downloads (you know the sort of thing 'rusty surface', 'grungy stone' etc) ...

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... and layered the texture underneath the original images and applied some transparency (dilute to taste). You can do this in Indesign or Photoshop or similar programmes.

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I then 'step-and-repeated' these images to give me a sheet of adverts.

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For each batch of adverts the duplicates vary in degree of strength of colour - because it's one thing to look at something on screen - but another when you cut them out and place them against a painted model - so this gave me a selection to play with in situ.

They're printed on an ordinary office printer on standard 80gsm paper.

Some of the adverts were applied in their entirety, others were torn into strips to represent situations where someone had had a go at removing them from the wall, but not finished the job for whatever reason, as per my original inspiration.

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I mixed 50/50 water and PVA and painted it over the adverts until they were quite wet, then stuck them on the wall. In some cases the paper was so saturated it started to disintegrate, but that was ok as it all added to the effect. There were two or three layers of adverts in all stuck on top of one another.

Whilst still damp I used a bristle brush to 'stipple' over the adverts so that they were pressed into the mortar lines of the brick sheet.

When thoroughly dry, I rubbed over the edges of the torn sheets with fine sandpaper just to rough them up a little, and in some areas sanded over the images themselves to bring through the surface of the bricks underneath in more pronounced fashion.

I then took some of the smaller adverts I'd created (on the right of the sheet of adverts) and stuck them over the finished composition to represent more recent opportunistic fly-posting.

Later I matt varnished the lot (aerosol) and applied weathering powders.


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And there we have it :)


Mark

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Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Postby Eastern » Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:30 pm

Stunned - what a great tutorial; totally realistic, yet ingenious how you developed them.
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Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Postby SouthernBoy » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:55 pm

Thank you Charles:

As a Graphic Designer this sort of work is quite straightforward to me - but when it comes to more basic, practical stuff such as woodwork, then I do struggle a little :roll:

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Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Postby StevieDay » Tue May 01, 2012 12:58 am

Thanks for showing how you made your posters Mark. Having read through & instead of just copying & pasting. It shows the levels of processing & detailing you've gone through to produce such outstanding quality of work. You should market this work.

Have bookmarked & I'm sure many others have too. Cheers :D :D :D
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My Layout;- Rayne St, Fictional N-Gauge Layout viewtopic.php?t=30856

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Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Postby amsie » Tue May 01, 2012 6:18 am

Top notch work as always, and in N too! Just amazing!!!


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