Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

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Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Postby Jim S-W » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:39 pm

No I just found them on the shapeways site

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Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Postby Jim S-W » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:00 pm

I wasn't all that happy with the positioning of the yard lamps shown last time. The one on the right masked the tail lights on the lorry (as several people didn't notice them) and it didn't do enough to light up the entrance to the yard. Leading a couple of people to enquire how the lorries actually got in. So I've had a bit of a fiddle.
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I've moved the light further along so that the back of the lorry is in shade. This on its own didn't do enough to illuminate the gate area so...
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I've added headlights to the lorry. (this picture was taken on a phone). They are much to bright really but you can't see them from the front of the layout anyway.
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Here is what I was aiming for. Again its too bright for a lorry of that era but I'm happy with a bit of artistic licence for effect. You can see the difference when the headlights are blocked (on the left).

I have also been busy with more AK interactive wet effects fluid. Below are a few overviews that give a better hint of the rain.
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Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Postby carnehan » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:36 pm

The kettle is on...

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Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Postby luckymucklebackit » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:11 pm

I just cannot get over the amount of detail in each shot, the one that gets me is the base of the chimney stack, with each of those bolts picked out, absolutely incredible, can you explain how that was done please.

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Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Postby Jim S-W » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:07 pm

I’m a bit lost, what do you mean?

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Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Postby TimberSurf » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:13 pm

I think he means the decorative corbelling below the lowest octagonal of the chimney. I was also impressed but assume it is a kit and not scratch built, this one I assume?
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Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Postby luckymucklebackit » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:43 pm

AH! that's the one - I assumed it had been scratch built

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Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Postby Dad-1 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:06 pm

Absolutely stunning as usual Jim - I can almost hear the gentle rain falling !!
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Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Postby Jim S-W » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:51 pm

luckymucklebackit wrote:AH! that's the one - I assumed it had been scratch built

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Nope, just repainted Bachmann as has been mentioned.

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Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Postby Peterm » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:32 am

Very nice. I love that lorry, is it an AEC or Maudslay? and where'd ya geddit. I'd love to buy one like it.
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Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Postby Eastern » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:43 am

I am not sure which superlative to use, suffice to say that I am always in awe at the standard of detail as well as the artistic thought that goes into such a high level of modelling. I am not sure if it has been asked but what kind of lighting do you use when taking the daylight pictures? Any tips to share? :)
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Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Postby Jim S-W » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:32 am

Peterm wrote:Very nice. I love that lorry, is it an AEC or Maudslay? and where'd ya geddit. I'd love to buy one like it.


It’s an AEC Matador. It’s a base toys model with new wheels from road transport images.

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Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Postby Jim S-W » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:34 am

Eastern wrote:I am not sure if it has been asked but what kind of lighting do you use when taking the daylight pictures? Any tips to share? :)


If I want hard shadows then I use a normal desk spotlight. If I want more even overcast light then I just rely on the fluorescent tubes in the shed.

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Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Postby RailwayRobbo » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:23 am

Excellent pictures as usual Jim.
So much detail and atmosphere in them.

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Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Postby Peterm » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:03 pm

Jim S-W wrote:
Peterm wrote:Very nice. I love that lorry, is it an AEC or Maudslay? and where'd ya geddit. I'd love to buy one like it.


It’s an AEC Matador. It’s a base toys model with new wheels from road transport images.

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Thanks Jim. You've made it look really good with the headlights, I might do the same when I get my hands on one.
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