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Re: Metrocamel's new Modern image Layout Pics page 34

Postby Metrocamel » Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:56 am

Haven't given a real update in a while but waiting for the new Dynamis (still not here :x ) hasn't exactly been fun.

Anyways, here's the latest.

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Few pics of the tunnel, portal built from slater's stone card with archway made by hand. The plaster semms to have cracked a bit on the far side but hopefully PVA and tiling caulk will keep it solid.

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Have also been refurbishing the fuelling point with thinner, more realistic hoses that keep their shape thanks to being made from solder. Can't remember who it was mentioned it on some thread but it works well.

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Lastly a couple of random pics.

More updates soon, hopefully the DCC will arrive and if I'm lucky the Express models lights.
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Postby 47806 » Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:39 pm

Looking good. The photo of 66612 is really atmospheric and the focus is very effective!
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Re: Metrocamel's new Modern image Layout Pics page 35

Postby Class 60 » Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:38 pm

You have certainly been busy Liam, i must say, the overall feel to the layout is outstanding.
Attention to detail, especially on the scrap wagons and general weeds popping over the place adds to the character :P
I know that this has been mentioned before but any tips on how to create the oil slicks by the Fuelling point?

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Re: Metrocamel's new Modern image Layout Pics page 35

Postby davek » Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:46 pm

Nice work Metcam!

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Re: Metrocamel's new Modern image Layout Pics page 35

Postby Metrocamel » Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:25 pm

Class 60 wrote:I know that this has been mentioned before but any tips on how to create the oil slicks by the Fuelling point?


Sure thing. They were done by putting tiling caulk over the ballast (to show where the oil has built up) then painting black and PVA coated for the shine. Varnish might have been better and a touch of blue in the paint would make a more realistic colour. Hope this helps :)
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Re: Metrocamel's new Modern image Layout Pics page 35

Postby Metrocamel » Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:08 pm

Not exactly an update but I've staretd a new freewebs site for the layout.

http://www.freewebs.com/octane_vale/
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Re: Metrocamel's new Modern image Layout Pics page 35

Postby NaN » Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:28 pm

Looking good - like the photo of the F/L 66

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Re: Metrocamel's new Modern image Layout Pics page 35

Postby Metrocamel » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:56 pm

Again- not much of an update but the tunnel finally has some foliage cover.

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Re: Metrocamel's new Modern image Layout Pics page 35

Postby beerandpies » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:03 pm

Great looking hillside there... Pointed me in the right direction for what's missing from one of my hillsides, thanks!
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Re: Metrocamel's new Modern image Layout Pics page 35

Postby santene » Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:21 am

how did you make them scrap wagons look so good? please do a how to?
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Re: Metrocamel's new Modern image Layout Pics page 35

Postby Metrocamel » Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:27 pm

It wasn't too hard really. The lighter weathered ones were simply given a brown or grey wash of acrylic, left for a few seconds and then wiped over leaving it in the recsesses like rust or grime. This was then given a spray of dirt by dipping an old toothbrush in some paint and flicking it over the bodysides.

the heavily weathered one was done using fine brown scatter glued over PVA on the body then painted brown and dry brushed several times for highlights.

Hope this helps.

Update- The DCC finally came today and this time everything is in working order. First to be chipped are 60026 and 66612, hopefully to be followe dby otehrs when the decoders arrive.
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Re: Metrocamel's new Modern image Layout Pics page 35

Postby Lee » Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:48 pm

Hi Metrocamel,

The hillside is perfection so realistic on the top pic whats the brown stuff u used is it some sort of scatter?


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Re: Metrocamel's new Modern image Layout Pics page 35

Postby Metrocamel » Sat Aug 16, 2008 12:18 pm

Yep. It's the same scatter I used for the textured rust. I think it was Hornby brand and is quite fine, probably made from wood chips.
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Re: Metrocamel's new Modern image Layout Pics page 35

Postby lozstlouis » Sun Aug 17, 2008 7:16 pm

This may seem a daft question but I am not sure what scale of plastikard I am looking for? I get that OO is 4mm but then ratios are mentioned -

http://www.yellowcatshop.co.uk/shop/def ... id=3500103

Now i get confused!
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Re: Metrocamel's new Modern image Layout Pics page 35

Postby GeoFF03 » Sun Aug 17, 2008 7:29 pm

lozstlouis wrote:This may seem a daft question but I am not sure what scale of plastikard I am looking for? I get that OO is 4mm but then ratios are mentioned -

http://www.yellowcatshop.co.uk/shop/def ... id=3500103

Now i get confused!


0 is also refered to as 1/43 or 1:43 (1/48 in the U.S.)
00 = 1/76
H0 = 1/87
N = 1/148


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