A bit of progress.

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dynamite25
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Postby dynamite25 » Thu Jan 18, 2007 10:31 pm

Hi Brian not sure if i have posted in here since you rejoined the forum but anyway your layout is looking super and i just love the timber buildings you have built,and i am looking forward to seeing more of your layout as you progress with it.
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Postby BrianT » Fri Jan 19, 2007 9:24 am

Cheers.

Well this bit is getting there. Some clutter, people and a bit of landscaping.

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Postby heinz » Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:40 am

Looks good.

Just tone down the rocks that lead into the water with some pastels or oil washes.

Other than that quite good.
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Postby BrianT » Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:23 pm

Yes I think you are right....thanks.
Something different..... It's plastic!!!!! :)

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Just in base coat

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Postby Pete » Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:07 pm

Brian

Other than that quite good.


Your status grows by the day, before you were good, now your quite good, good greif that is but one step away from very good, and then where do you go from there?

What would be nice (as opposed to good) would be to see that last scene lit with the last embers of daylight on a lovely summers evening, it would be so atmospheric. I could see my self dangling my feet in that water. :D

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Postby BrianT » Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:26 pm

You can't say I don't try to please.

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May I join you Pete? I'll bring a nicely chilled Bolly :D

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Postby sanctuary » Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:35 pm

Its nice to see your work progressing Brian, your scene is Excellent reminds me of Tarlton a few years ago. Keep up the brilliant work as its generating enthusiasm in me, to over come the hiatus that besets my layout at the moment.
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Postby mortyfootball » Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:09 pm

On a seperate note there Brian, how do you light up the layout for photos? Is it a handy window or an artificial light?

Many thanks,

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Postby BrianT » Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:38 pm

Depends how the mood strikes me Shaun. In fact I use the little inbuilt flash on the cameras for many of them. But of course the late sunlight version for Pete was done very quickly in Photo shop CS. If it's artificial I just turn on the room lights.

However, I think I might get a couple of Photo floods, although setting them up etc is rather a faff, so perhaps I won't..

Aiden coming from you that's very pleasing....cheers. :oops:

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Postby Andrew Morrow » Fri Jan 19, 2007 9:36 pm

BrianT wrote:Image
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All these pics are brilliant it looks so rail! :lol:
It is really making me think about (i bet there is a correct name for this) long straight layouts as apose to the 6'x4' style. I really like the way the detail is so good but not over done. Class!

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Postby BrianT » Sat Jan 20, 2007 8:44 am

Nice of you to say so Andrew.....thanks.

Re the ubiquitous 6'4' layout I wouldn't know where to start. Probably the only thing you could do is to put three quarters of it under hills and leave a short straight piece of track available for modelling. I for one couldn't live with the radius of the curves necessitated by the physical constrictions. Sorry, but it is my opinion based upon very limited experience that 6'x4' is only suitable for toy train tail chasers. Nor in my opinion is carting around something the size of a door covered with fragile structures something to be encouraged.

But all that is my opinion based on very limited modeling experience. However it is also based upon a highly developed ability to see with a certain 'artistic' ability.

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Postby BrianT » Sat Jan 20, 2007 8:55 am

The great thing though is that R.M. embraces so much, it's scope is there to be explored by the devotee.

For instance scratch building which I enjoy so much. I love building these 'one offs' but I also use ready made and kits but try to 'individualise them somewhat.

Sorry to the S.R. buffs but I like the stock. :)

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'Townstreet' warehouse with Hornby terraced hoses in the background.
[Ratio, scratchbuild, Skaledale and last but not least Townstreet.

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Scratch built and Hornby 'Skeldale' on my Southern Region layout.
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Postby Spavo » Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:55 am

Just to say this is stunningly good and a real joy to look at, well done, lovely work there.

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Postby heinz » Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:38 pm

One thing that impresses me signigficantly is the way your buildings look so real textured. The wood planks espicially. :D
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Postby sanctuary » Sat Jan 20, 2007 5:59 pm

Once again excellent work Brian, I particularly like the cobbles between the rails on the warehouse picture, How did you do this ?
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