Michaela’s workbench, how much detail is too much detail?

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HarryR
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Re: Michaela’s workbench

Postby HarryR » Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:29 pm

Michaelaface wrote:meant to post this yesterday as this was yesterday's build, but here it is, to totally ruin the immersion into my 1950s BR steam era layout, an Aldi...

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(ps yes I bought a load of kits and have been building them on my days off)

might not fit your railway era, but its definitely a good model of an Aldi store

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Michaelaface
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Re: Michaela’s workbench

Postby Michaelaface » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:53 pm

hello group, I'm back with another build, this time it's another kibri townhouse, really like these kits and how easy they are to assemble, misplaced the instructions for this one so I had to guess at how things went together, I like to paint everything too so it's usually easier for me to ignore the instructions anyway

So firstly I assemble the walls, without the windows
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Then comes the painting, I used an airbrush for this one, first a primer layer
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then a "dark sand" layer to get that sorta yorkshire sandstone building feel (I also scratch built and added an interior to this one, you can see the flooring in this shot, it's just a picture of wood flooring I found on google and then printed out)
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and then add in some LEDs and the windows and I'm here
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all that's left now is for me to be brave enough to start weathering my buildings

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Re: Michaela’s workbench

Postby glencairn » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:09 pm

Stunning models. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Michaela’s workbench

Postby joshv8 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:56 am

That came up a treat. I think the sandstone look is great.

Yes weathering... but once you do start doing it, you wont look back :D

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Re: Michaela’s workbench

Postby Bufferstop » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:30 am

I also scratch built and added an interior to this one, you can see the flooring in this shot, it's just a picture of wood flooring I found on google and then printed out)


The IKEA kitchen planning tool is great for pictures of wood, they do thumbnails of the door fronts in various finishes. You can also use pictures of marble finishes for marble floors, the scale doesn't seem to matter it still looks like marble. I put a very thin grey grid over the sample of marble with 3:1 shaped tiles, re-arrange the columns then re arrange the rows. It looks like a floor made up of a random selection of tiles from the same source. the final size can be almost anything you want, marble tiles vary from the things you stick on the bathroom walls to huge slabs in public buildings.
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Re: Michaela’s workbench, how much detail is too much detail?

Postby Michaelaface » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:38 am

Bufferstop wrote:The IKEA kitchen planning tool is great for pictures of wood, they do thumbnails of the door fronts in various finishes. You can also use pictures of marble finishes for marble floors, the scale doesn't seem to matter it still looks like marble. I put a very thin grey grid over the sample of marble with 3:1 shaped tiles, re-arrange the columns then re arrange the rows. It looks like a floor made up of a random selection of tiles from the same source. the final size can be almost anything you want, marble tiles vary from the things you stick on the bathroom walls to huge slabs in public buildings.


oo I'll have a look at that then

anyway, onto the next project, got this kit for Christmas and as amusing as a strip club may be, I found the ground floor to look a bit plain, so continuing the trend of my last few builds it's time to scratch build an interior, well more kit bash from some spare sprues in this case

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Had a quick poll on my instagram account for suggestions of what to do with the interior and every single reply was "café" so café it is! also showing the start point

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and here we are! I found this one quite pain free and the only time consuming part was watching the paint dry... quite pleased with how this one has come out, just needs some people

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Re: Michaela’s workbench, how much detail is too much detail?

Postby joshv8 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:15 am

You should be extremely excited by how that came out. I love the table and chairs. But all of it looks quite perfect. The flooring sets it off I think.
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Re: Michaela’s workbench, how much detail is too much detail?

Postby glencairn » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:54 am

Amazing. Fantastic. When do you open and what's on the menu? :lol:
Well done.

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Re: Michaela’s workbench, how much detail is too much detail?

Postby Michaelaface » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:01 am

joshv8 wrote:You should be extremely excited by how that came out. I love the table and chairs. But all of it looks quite perfect. The flooring sets it off I think.
Whats your handle on Instagram?


thank you! the tables and chairs were actually part of the kit but for some sort of balcony section round the back, but I thought they were better used like that, my instagram is MBHmodelrailways

glencairn wrote:Amazing. Fantastic. When do you open and what's on the menu? :lol:
Well done.

Glencairn


thank you! we open when I get the confidence to actually finish off build my layout and stop distracting myself with kit builds and other projects (although both are intended at developing the skills I'll need to build my layout)


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