In from the cold... Pete's new (not just) N Gauge adventures

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Re: In from the cold... Pete's new (not just) N Gauge adventures

Postby Pete » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:04 pm

I've been working on the cinema today, still some detailing to do, but it'll have to wait till next weekend now as I have other stuff to do.

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I like the side door :)

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I hope I'm encouraging people to have a go, scratch building is great fun, and if it doesn't work you can start again... nothing lost. So far materials are probably less than £1.00.
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Re: In from the cold... Pete's new (not just) N Gauge adventures

Postby railwayjim » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:00 am

You've achieved that 'continental look' perfectly Pete,
great looking building, really like the multiple posters
in the entrance.

Jim.

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Re: In from the cold... Pete's new (not just) N Gauge adventures

Postby Pete » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:59 pm

Thanks Jim,

I appreciate the comments. I enjoyed building up the posters, a couple of private jokes in the selection :)

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aus der Kälte...

Postby Pete » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:47 am

So this week a package, arrived, instant East German traffic... five Trabants, a Wurtburg and an Opel, as well as a pile of sundry car bits that will probably build another three Trabants in various states of disarray.

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I also received a rather large package of Kappa board (a super high quality foam board). This was a 5 minute ply, quite rough and freehand, but shows the sort of detail you can inscribe.

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So having walked the hound (in the snow), lit the fire, it's time to settle down to play...

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Re: In from the cold... Pete's new (not just) N Gauge adventures

Postby Pete » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:15 pm

Hi all

What with it being a nice day and all that, I thought I'd take some pics outside so at least I would have some good light, to show off some of the nuanced detail you can achieve with with card and water based paints.

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I need to fit a door handle.

:)

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Re: In from the cold... Pete's new (not just) N Gauge adventures

Postby railwayjim » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:29 pm

The sunlight certainly shows of the fine detail, of which there is masses.

Brilliant work Pete, really impressed with the way the surface is removed
leaving the detail underneath. Can't do that with plasticard. It is really a
good medium for modelling, at a very affordable price.

Looking forward to more.

ps. I like the Wartburg, a pal of mines mum had one, think it was 2 stroke from memory,
sounded very strange :lol:

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Re: In from the cold... Pete's new (not just) N Gauge adventures

Postby Pete » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:58 pm

So I've finally finished my cinema, I picked up some 1.6mm copper tube for the downpipes, it works quite nicely. The joints are wraps of masking tape.

I appreciate boarded up German cinema modelling may be considered a bit niche but humour me...

Similar to the last pics I posted but here we go, and just to remind everyone it's HO scale:

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The boarded up foyer makes me smile, I tried ages to get the effect of large particle boarding.

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