Lumsdonia

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Re: Lumsdonia

Postby TimberSurf » Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:55 pm

and for the nosy, inside electrics
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Re: Lumsdonia

Postby End2end » Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:58 pm

Very nice indeed TimberSurf. :)
What did you use for the rendering?
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Re: Lumsdonia

Postby TimberSurf » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:20 pm

The jury is still out as to whether I like plain laser kits! As I dislike brick paper, the thought of all the wrap arounds if using plasticard, is scary, so I am opting for simple coverings, in this instance of 'rendering', simply applied as runny wall filler paste (missing the brick bits), then sanded and weathering once dry.
I have the church on the bench progressing, I am testing some samples, but I think it will get a fine covering of sand and will be painted afterwards.
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Re: Lumsdonia

Postby Dublo » Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:54 pm

Hello Timber
Welcome back ! Nice little building you've constructed there.

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Re: Lumsdonia

Postby Dad-1 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:40 pm

It's one thing lighting interiors, the real pain in the butt is adding
the interior detail. With such a neat little building a real danger
of distracting from the general ambiance ?

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Re: Lumsdonia

Postby TimberSurf » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:24 pm

I have a cunning plan!
All my lighting is designed around a 12V supply and suitable resistors fitted for max light. The eventual plan is that a computer will control all lighting, but will have PWM control, as well as on/off, so I can set the lighting level to what I want, when it's on. Thus standalone on the bench, the lights may seem bright, but when fitted and integrated into the layout, I can adjust to a more suitable lower level. This means little will be seen inside, my experiment with decorated walls and furniture in the lit Skaledale house proved that unless you put your eyeball up to the window, little can be seen of what is inside! Needless to say, I did put brick paper on the inside of this one, as it can just be seen through the open doors. For larger well lit shop fronts on my high street, however, I will probably put backgrounds and furniture in.

As for "distracting from the general ambiance", every building I have has lights! :roll: :lol:
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Re: Lumsdonia

Postby Dad-1 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:28 am

I like the idea of some coming on while others go out
fun for someone who enjoys playing with electronics.
I think I'll stay in the 'dark ages', I'm beginning to think
the word ambition has fallen from my vocabulary.

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Re: Lumsdonia

Postby TimberSurf » Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:34 am

I also bought the Petite Properties St Thomas Church and have started the build. It will feature built in sound, full lighting (two circuits) and an exiting, never been seen before, mystery feature. Here is a sneak peak of the lighting. I have yet to discern a covering for it that pleases me, doing some samples with sand do not give the right texture, so needs some more development to get the right look for a flint stone surface.
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Re: Lumsdonia

Postby glencairn » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:31 am

Nothing straightforward from TimberSurf. :lol:
Love it.

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Re: Lumsdonia

Postby End2end » Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:06 pm

Have you seen the book available from petite properties website TimberSurf? It covers all sorts of external building modelling.
I think it's written by the wife of the team. Originally a dolls house designer and maker.
https://www.petitepropertiesltd.com/cre ... ishes.html
I watched a film of the company the other day from around 2017 on a BRM free dvd.
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Re: Lumsdonia

Postby heda » Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:14 pm

Not just light but sound too ! Very impressive.
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Re: Lumsdonia

Postby TimberSurf » Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:56 pm

E2E, yes I am familiar with the book but don't have it, most either cover in sand or brick paper, I am hoping to do something better (as I dislike paper, as its flat) {no not linka!}

Dave, you ain't seen nuffin' yet, hope to create some motion in the grave yard too!
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Re: Lumsdonia

Postby TimberSurf » Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:16 am

Continuing my Petite Properties church build, I was not happy with the buttresses as supplied, so decided to make my own, as I am using SMS quoins, I made a master, glued a wooden former together and cast it in silicon, so I can now crank out lots of the same in plaster.
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The master Buttress
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The silicon mould being made
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Re: Lumsdonia

Postby TimberSurf » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:18 pm

My Petite Properties church diorama is progressing well, if only very slowly (detail takes time!) I will eventually make a video showing both the features and the build, but for now, here are some teasers . . . . .
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Re: Lumsdonia

Postby heda » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:31 am

Looking good, I'm watching with interest.
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