Didingtonn - OO Gauge Layout by Lmsrail

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Re: Didingtonn By Lmsrail!

Postby taytrain » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:01 pm

weathered tanker looks great to me, nice work

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Postby Infrontcat » Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:45 am

Hi lms rail :)

Good to see the new project is coming along nicely and that you have seemingly learnt much from observation.

Cheers mate

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Postby Lewis Nash » Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:07 pm

Looks great, its come along way since I last visited this thread, keep up the good work 8)
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Re: Didingtonn By Lmsrail!

Postby cmeonthemove » Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:31 pm

Tanker looks great. If you want to vary the weathering on other tankers then some have very black streaks down the middle.

The backscenes are starting to come together nicely. They certainly add some depth to the layout. Really must get some for mine!

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Re: Didingtonn By Lmsrail!

Postby lmsrail » Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:43 pm

Thanks for all the kind comments!
Just after a few opinions on this; should I continue with the sky backscene all the way around the layout or should I vary it with some different ones such as industrial buildings, villages etc?
Kind regards, Jed

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Re: Didingtonn By Lmsrail!

Postby lmsrail » Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:51 pm

Earlier in the week I took delivery of 3 wagons from matt1471. I set straight to work adding loads to the wagons and trying some new weathering techniques on them that I actually really like the results of. I still need to find a way of getting the weathering on the under frames to stand out more but here is what they look like.
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I finally worked out how to make my pictures show up bigger!
Kind regards, Jed

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Re: Didingtonn By Lmsrail!

Postby matt1471 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:35 pm

Wagons look excellent Jed! Glad your happy with them!!

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Re: Didingtonn By Lmsrail!

Postby cmeonthemove » Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:37 pm

Yes they look great.

I think it would be good for you to vary your backscenes around the layout, as you've got plenty of area to experiment. A neat trick I saw on another layout is to hide the borders of the backscenes with trees so it seems more like a seamless blend. Have a look at International Models' range of backscenes for some ideas.

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Re: Didingtonn By Lmsrail!

Postby lmsrail » Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:47 pm

Disaster!!!!
I forgot to check the sheets of backscene before putting them up, I came to the 2nd one and realised it didnt match up. So yeah, I've put them up in the wrong order...
Much cursing ensued this event and I have decided it is best to just leave it as it is instead of ripping them to shreads trying to get them off again.
:( :( :(

Note to self: Check everything before permanently glueing them down!
Kind regards, Jed

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Re: Didingtonn By Lmsrail!

Postby cmeonthemove » Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:35 pm

Oops!

You could hide the boundaries with some trees or buildings depending whereabouts the boundaries are.

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Re: Didingtonn By Lmsrail!

Postby lmsrail » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:08 pm

After some opinions on this fencing that I am planning to put infront of the backscene, do you think it looks too dark and un-realistic?
Is there any other more realistic fencing you could recommend?
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Look forward to hearing your opinions and ideas!
Kind regards, Jed

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Re: Didingtonn By Lmsrail!

Postby SouthernBoy » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:38 pm

These things are very subjective - plus colours vary (or appear to vary) through the year. For instance the road outside my house appears much darker on damp or wet days, especially in winter, but much lighter on dry and bright summer days.

For general outdoor woodwork such as old railway fencing I'd start by painting it with a mid grey, and then wash and/or dry-brush it with mid to light browns, even some pale green. Brand new or well maintained woodwork I'd go for darker colours perhaps (and maybe it's been recently treated with creosote?)

I was once given some very good advice by an artist: "Paint what you see, not what you think you see, because even if it looks wrong, it is in fact right".
I've never forgotten that :)

EDIT: I was just going to read back through your thread from page 1 but a lot of the pictures have gone :(
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Re: Didingtonn By Lmsrail!

Postby lmsrail » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:56 pm

Thanks for your input SouthernBoy :)
I'm going to cut a row of fence into sections and experiment different colours on them and see which gives the best results.
Kind regards, Jed

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Re: Didingtonn By Lmsrail!

Postby cmeonthemove » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:07 pm

Here's my fencing to give you some ideas:-

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These were moulded in brown plastic so I gave them a wash of sand and earth weathering powders. See what you think about the shade. Your backscene depicts a sunny day so you'll probably want your fencing to be quite light in colour as though on a dry sunny day.

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Re: Didingtonn By Lmsrail!

Postby lmsrail » Sat Apr 02, 2011 2:23 pm

Quick update - I have just finished painting and weathering the fencing to make it look more natural.
The original fence is shown on the left of the picture and the one that I have painted is on the right, do you think it looks more realistic?

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Kind regards, Jed


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