De Ja Vu Competition - The Railbus

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De Ja Vu Competition - The Railbus

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:32 pm

Have 2 pictures, not sure which one to do

Also have 2 rail busses one in N and the other H0

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or this one

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Re: De Ja Vu Competition - The Railbus

Postby siquelme » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:10 pm

That is one ambitious task but if you could pull it off it will be stunning!.
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Re: De Ja Vu Competition - The Railbus

Postby sleeper » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:16 pm

I think the one with the bridge is the best

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Re: De Ja Vu Competition - The Railbus

Postby b308 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:38 pm

Think I've got that railbus in N - is it by Minitrix?

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Re: De Ja Vu Competition - The Railbus

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:54 am

b308 wrote:Think I've got that railbus in N - is it by Minitrix?


Quite possibly lol
Fleischmann, Arnold and Minitrix have all done Railbusses in N at some point
I currently have the Arnold and Fleischmann ones in N

I have decided to to the Viaduct picture in H0.
The plan is to experiment Linka to make the Viaduct and buildings
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Re: De Ja Vu Competition - The Railbus

Postby sleeper » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:45 pm

I have decided to to the Viaduct picture in H0.
The plan is to experiment Linka to make the Viaduct and buildings


Yeahhhhhh you know it makes sense!

This should be a really good one, that building has some very complex brickwork on it and the perspective will be difficult to reproduce too, certainly not a regular square frontage. The perspective will have to be built in I should think, so I'm not so sure about the Linka mold working for that, the viaduct should be ok though because its fairly square to the camera.
Good luck with it.

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Re: De Ja Vu Competition - The Railbus

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:00 am

sleeper wrote:
I have decided to to the Viaduct picture in H0.
The plan is to experiment Linka to make the Viaduct and buildings


Yeahhhhhh you know it makes sense!

This should be a really good one, that building has some very complex brickwork on it and the perspective will be difficult to reproduce too, certainly not a regular square frontage. The perspective will have to be built in I should think, so I'm not so sure about the Linka mold working for that, the viaduct should be ok though because its fairly square to the camera.
Good luck with it.

you are quite right there, I think I may have to use some forced perspective on buildings along the side so Linka is out.... I am not keen on seeing card buildings alongside ones made from other materials, especially in close proximity to one another so I guess the viaduct won't be linka either :(

I am going to make a start on the baseboard this weekend but first need to plan dimensions using my railbus as a scale rule to work out dimension of the Viaduct

The side buildings will now be made with custom brick papers due to the forced perspective I plan to use, as will the viaduct because I cant find any suitable brickwork sheets
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Re: De Ja Vu Competition - The Railbus

Postby sleeper » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:50 pm

I expect you already know this but Scalescenes does a nice dry stone pattern [TX40]
http://scalescenes.com
and some nice arches and viaduct columns too [at a cost].
I'm already finding out about the perspective problems with my effort, it seems when something is photographed and then reproduced and photographed again it just doesn 't come out the same, because each time the camera changes the image angles. I suspect this won't be so much of a problem for the guys modeling from a painting, maybe if they read this thread they could post in their write up whether this was encountered.
You might find even brick paper won't give the proper perspective because in your case the house on the left has some very steep angles

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Re: De Ja Vu Competition - The Railbus

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:16 pm

I already have the scalecenes brick papers, but they are not suitable for this as the building front will not be sqaure.... it's going to be easier to make my own
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