Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

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Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Postby TimberSurf » Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:48 am

For the thinning, warm the plastic in boiling water then push down a "Marlin spike" or whatever you can find that is conically tapered. I think painting the soil brown is about all you can achieve, granular effect at that scale is unlikely to even show.
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Postby Pete » Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:44 pm

Geoff

trying to find a material that has the right colour range,


Try tea leaves, if you think they look a little coarse blitz them in a spice/coffee grinder to the grading that suits.

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Postby Dad-1 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:35 pm

Pete,
A little coarse ! Miles too big and while a grinder/blender may work we don't have one.
carnehan is quite right, I've come to the conclusion that there's a limit to what I can do
with miniaturization. To secure with adhesive will tend to get such fine material in a
texture-less blob
This is probably my last attempt. It's pulverized earth from our old garden in Northaptonshire.
The 20 pence piece and fine tip tweezers show how small even this soil dust is, as small as
I can go.

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I wonder if this is why my eyes hurt sometimes ?
TimberSurf this pot has had the neck tapered using a fine so called diamond file.
When I think a 3 foot visual scan will notice pots, I doubt the contents and compost on the bench
will be noticed.

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Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Postby carnehan » Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:34 pm

One last thought, pepper although you still have the issue of blobbing to deal with. :roll:

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Postby Dad-1 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:14 pm

Eye strain ?
Decided to etch in pane lines on the window acetate, bit easier than plants in
pots.

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Yes the roof's a loose fit, can't attach until all those pots have plants, some
with coloured flowers ? and all glued in place.

Pepper ? MMmmm might try that.

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Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Postby railwayjim » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:27 pm

The greenhouse looks superb Geoff, another masterpiece.

I'd hang fire with the plants for now, still a chance of frost :wink:

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Postby TimberSurf » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:33 pm

Railwayjim - depends if Dad1 has put an anti frost heater in..

what do you mean Dad1 you haven't modelled that yet :lol: ?
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Postby Dad-1 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:34 pm

Early attempts at plants.

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Still much learning to go, but these are at least beginning
to look like plants.

I can make 100's of pots from all the tubing I have, but I
am a little lazy ......

I do need to mucky-up those staging shelves.

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Postby Dad-1 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:53 pm

This is about 'IT', picking up one small piece of
Flowersoft at a time in fine point tweezers and
gluing in position.

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One more cold frame to sort out, then start sticking
pots on the now slightly dirtied staging.

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Postby Dad-1 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:00 pm

Garden trowel anybody ?
Sorry just can't do better - painting this will
present unique problems !

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Postby TimberSurf » Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:07 pm

Plantastic!
I am not very green fingered, can you name the plants please? :lol:
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Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Postby Pete » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:19 pm

Geoff

Love the garden trowel, you beat me to it, I've been experimenting, but without success... I did come to the conclusion that cinnamon makes good soil though, sprinkled onto super glue, it tends not to blob so much :)


Great stuff as ever.

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Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Postby Dad-1 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:02 pm

Thanks TimberSurf & Pete,

I do all sorts of subjects on my Workbench, things like this I've never tried
before. My attitude is if I can do it then 95% of modellers should be able to
achieve similar results.
That wonderful thing with railway modelling is that there are SO many different
avenues open to explore. You two guys know that though, as you both have niche
subjects that we watch in wonderment - But until you try you never know what
you could do ... even me with electronics !! (Just).

Perhaps the last two photos until I return to wagons !!

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Sorry TimberSurf, no specific plants to identify. Not happy with the gap betwen
the roof & sides, perhaps some microstrip, or even guttering ?

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Postby TimberSurf » Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:44 pm

Ah yes, you have missed a trick, get super green :mrgreen: and fit guttering, then you can have a water butt! :)
So thats:-
a water barrel
guttering
down pipe
Paraffin heater
a hand fork (and you thought the trowel was hard!)

Just when you thought you were finished! :lol:

But seriously it looks superb, is it for a diorama or a layout?
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Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Postby Mountain » Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:33 pm

Excellent work!


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