"Pen Y Bryn"

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StevieDay
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Re: Dirty pit stuff!

Postby StevieDay » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:22 am

keith73 wrote:Don't suppose you can remember the exact name? I looked on woodland scenics site & there's loads of stuff to make trees with - foliage, clump foliage etc


Its the Woodlands Scenic Foliage (60sq ins) Keith, not the foam Clump Foliage.

The station up by the back scene is tricky. The back of the half relieve buildings would have to be cut at an angle to fit against the back scene.

If the topography allows. I'd suggest station buildings built onto a road over bridge over the platforms, with stairs leading down to the platforms. The back platform can then be narrowed & blended into the back scene.
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Steve

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phil.c
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Re: Dirty pit stuff!

Postby phil.c » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:57 am

It's the F51 pack, you can also add a "small" amount of scatter but you have to be very carefull as is won't look right if you add too much.

Steve, thanks for your suggestions. I wan't to keep the station with an open look and i'm afraid that by adding anything like a bridge would be too much. I have about 2"s of depth for the buildings which is ok, I have to shape the backs though as you said, to fit the ceiling. Filling in the gaps with trees will work and create distance for the backscene. Now all I have to do is find some nice prototypes to copy!

Phil

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Re: Dirty pit stuff!

Postby keith73 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:47 pm

Thanks for the tree advice guys, will get some foliage & make some. Got other work to do on layout 1st though bit of track alterations
Cheers Keith

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Re: Dirty pit stuff!

Postby phil.c » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:47 pm

Here's anther picture i've found, this time taken with a pocket camera from the tracks.

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Re: Dirty pit stuff!

Postby StevieDay » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:00 pm

Lovely photo Phil, it gives a great sense of depth going off into the back scene.
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Steve

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phil.c
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Re: Dirty pit stuff!

Postby phil.c » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:39 pm

Thanks Steve, I didn't spend any time with this picture, just set the camera to auto, depth of field is a bit iffy!

Phil

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Re: Dirty pit stuff!

Postby beeman » Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:56 pm

If it wasn't for the roof/angles showing it could be reality. Excellent. Beeman.
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RubyRubyRuby
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Re: Dirty pit stuff!

Postby RubyRubyRuby » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:55 am

I wish I had your layout ! that looks excellant, a true work of art you got the atmosphre spot on.

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Re: Dirty pit stuff!

Postby phil.c » Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:28 pm

Here's some more...let me know when your sick of em!



The last one is interesting, it's a Photoshop'd watercolour.



Phil

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Re: Dirty pit stuff!

Postby phil.c » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:16 am

Planning permission has been passed for the factory area and the first building construction has started, no idea what's going next to it yet, but that overscaled balast has got to come up!



Phil

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lozstlouis
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Re: "Pen Y Bryn"

Postby lozstlouis » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:03 pm

Very atmospheric
OO in the loft. Lenz 90 making it go.

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Re: "Pen Y Bryn"

Postby Eastern » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:56 pm

Great photography - I think as I have written before that I like the colours and textures. The last one is interesting, I like it - early morning or late afternoon sun reflections?
“Sir, Sunday morning, although recurring at regular and well foreseen intervals, always seems to take this railway by surprise.”
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phil.c
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Re: "Pen Y Bryn"

Postby phil.c » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:17 am

I think that most pictures have exagerated colours which makes the scenes un-realistic, the answer, if you have some sort of picture editing is to cut down with the de-saturating tools, so much better then :D

Second building started, i'll post later, then into the painting and detailing.

Phil

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Re: "Pen Y Bryn"

Postby phil.c » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:23 pm

A bit more done!



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Re: "Pen Y Bryn"

Postby ceejaydee » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:18 pm

I'm only really echoing what has already been said but what a wonderfully scenic and atmospheric miniature world you have created.
Reminds of the approach that many overseas modellers seem to have to our hobby which is realistic yet fun and not too pedantic as it is your railway :)
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Christopher D.


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