NKP779's Layout

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NKP 779
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Postby NKP 779 » Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:32 am

Here is the last one for now....Thought I needed a modern Diesel.

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Probably paid too much ($37 U.S.) But it runs great!! :D

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Postby Raider » Fri Mar 31, 2006 8:15 am

Looks like you are making good progress.

Congrats on the new camera - the pictures are a great improvements :wink:

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Postby NKP 779 » Sat Apr 01, 2006 5:34 am

Thanks Chris,

Should have more stuff in a couple of days, I'm going to start laying track tomorrow. 8)

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Postby Raider » Sat Apr 01, 2006 9:10 am

I forgot to ask what camera you went for?

Is it a point and shoot or DSLR?

Looking forward to some more photos of the layout

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Postby NKP 779 » Sat Apr 01, 2006 3:37 pm

Chris,

It's a Nikon coolpix L3

I don't know much about the technical side of it, I just played with all the cameras in the store until I found the one with the best close-focus capability. (That didn't cost as much as my last used car). :roll:

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Postby Raider » Sat Apr 01, 2006 4:16 pm

Nikon do nice cameras, although I prefer Canon myself.

I know what you mean about spending an arm and a leg on a camera - photography is one of my other hobbies.

Keep the photos coming :wink:

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Postby NKP 779 » Sat Apr 01, 2006 6:33 pm

Mine too,
I took a year of it in College, of course that was "traditional" Photography and darkroom. I was ready to go looking for a job as a darkroom tech just as the film era ended. :roll:

Normally I shoot older Minolta and Pentax SLR's and sometimes Ancient Argus rangefinders and medium format.
I do like how fast Digital is, but you can't beat the look of real film.

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Postby NKP 779 » Tue Apr 04, 2006 5:40 am

Ok, I've been avoiding the track work for awhile, I've been working on this.
It's probably 25% done now, no specific prototype.

The stone wall texture is from grippets webpage. Thanks!


More printed sides drawn in ms paint and glued to heavy card. This one is going to be more 3d though, all the doors will be on cut out pieces of card glued to the sides. Also, the roof trim and door tracks will be seperate.

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Postby NKP 779 » Tue Apr 04, 2006 5:44 am

There will be some interior detail, so you won't be able to see the bracing.
I might even work up a post and beam framework for it.

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Postby Dave777 » Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:28 am

Very nice indeed - the platform looks well made.


Doors a little 'flat' maybe...? Perhaps a bit of texture or weathering might bring them out a bit.
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Postby Dave777 » Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:29 am

Sorry, I just re-read and you said the doors were going to be stuck on. I'll shut up!
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Postby NKP 779 » Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:25 am

Thanks Dave!

More pictures coming soon

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Postby NKP 779 » Mon Jan 01, 2007 3:37 am

Well,
I diddn't do much modeling in my months away, but I did check in now and then.

My last post was ...last April, And I suppose it seems I fell off the edge of the earth. My basement layout space was needed for storage, as I have too much stuff. So the old layout came down, and the new layout I had planned is not going to happen. So I've decided to go the shunting layout route.
I went to a train show yesterday, bought every piece of OO equipment there, which amounted to 4 Hornby wagons, a 4 wheel coach, and two old Airfix buildings, a signal tower and an engine house.

Firts project will be a small diorama, to get my rusty modeling skills back to speed, then on to the plank. Here's an in progress shot of the airfix shed, It still needs another coat of paint.

Airfix shed Click Here

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Postby heinz » Mon Jan 01, 2007 5:34 am

Sounds good!

Glad your back and firing up again.

can;t see your picture though :(
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Postby NKP 779 » Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:04 am

No idea why it won't work, I re-sized it three times,

I'll try again later.
Aaron.


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