Progress detailing on colliery

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Progress detailing on colliery

Postby phil.c » Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:34 am

Here's some progress shots of the detailing so far. I like to work on an area around two feet, I think that by doing this it makes the layout more interesting. In this case it's the washery, screens etc.



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Re: Progress detailing on colliery

Postby bolly1965 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:40 pm

Very Impressive!

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Re: Progress detailing on colliery

Postby luckymucklebackit » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:16 am

Very impressed by the standard of detail here, wish I had room for a colliery.

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Re: Progress detailing on colliery

Postby HARRYMALLARD » Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:52 pm

lovely detailing and a nice sense of atmosphere too
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Re: Progress detailing on colliery

Postby phil.c » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:05 pm

Thanks all.

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Re: Progress detailing on colliery

Postby DonB » Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:49 am

Very nice work; I particularly like the water tower, a feature not often modelled.

The detailing and weathering is rather splendid too. :D
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Re: Progress detailing on colliery

Postby thebritfarmer » Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:04 am

Stunning work.
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Re: Progress detailing on colliery

Postby b308 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:22 am

Very nice!

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Re: Progress detailing on colliery

Postby Ex-Pat » Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:22 am

I particularly like the corrugated roofing/walling with its associated weathering, and the missing window pane.

How about some master-class lessons, or at least basic details please?

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Re: Progress detailing on colliery

Postby phil.c » Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:28 am

Ex-Pat wrote:I particularly like the corrugated roofing/walling with its associated weathering, and the missing window pane.

How about some master-class lessons, or at least basic details please?


The water tower was made from memory from when I worked as a painter at Oakdale colliery, in fact if you type it into google images it should come up, I notice that there's a slight difference right at the top so not bad after 27 years! There were a few designs about. I made it with card, two sections, a box and cone, it was then painted with Polyfiller and painted, lightly weathered with an airbrush and then the calcium water marks added with a brush.



The metal pipes were made from Plastruct, painted, (in this case blue which was the theme for Oakdale Colliery but others colours were use) and dry brushed with rust coloured paint. The weathering is pretty standard stuff, but it's just having good observation and making sure that the colours used are right and the right amount applied.

Most of the buildings were airbrushed and then dry brushed.

Wills brick sheets were used with I think three types of weathering, picture 3 shows bricks with (left) dark mortar, (middle) new built with grey mortar and (4) old built, black mortar. This was created by painting over the brickwork with thinned paint, sometimes oil based Humbrol etc and sometimes water based acrilic. It was then rubbed off with a cloth leaving the paint in the pointing then airbrushed and dry brushed.



The concrete block hut with the two men outside was made from card which was scored, Wills corrugated sheet for the roof.



The ridged drain pipe (pic 8) coming from the washery building and running across the floor next to this hut is a 0.56" guitar string.

The railings in pic 3 was made from brass, soldered and stuck to the plastic steps, the railings going to the washery with the two men on it is plastruct.


The new building (just being built) roof has not had any paintwork because it's new!

The men under the building are an unknown make they're HO so better viewed that way. The others are Bachmann mineworkers and I think costruction workers modified slightly and re-painted.



If i've left anything out, please remind me.



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Re: Progress detailing on colliery

Postby HARRYMALLARD » Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:54 pm

The pictures
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Re: Progress detailing on colliery

Postby phil.c » Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:16 pm

The pictures are above.

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Re: Progress detailing on colliery

Postby HARRYMALLARD » Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:54 pm

i can't see any :?
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Re: Progress detailing on colliery

Postby thebritfarmer » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:19 pm

HARRYMALLARD wrote:i can't see any :?


He hasn't posted any additional photos Harry, he is referencing the ones he posted initially at the start of the thread.
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Re: Progress detailing on colliery

Postby phil.c » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:57 pm

Some crosswires I believe :)

Sorry but I haven't taken any step by step pictures of weathering etc.


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