Scratchbuilding of assorted structures

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Undereaves
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Re: Scratchbuilding of assorted structures

Postby Undereaves » Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:35 pm

Trying out the stone sheet plasticard inserts.

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They're not stuck in place yet. Think I'll prime them first, the goods shed pieces are primed from previously. Not sure if this will work out but I'm enjoying it and it's a learning experience coming up with solutions myself.

Edit: I've decided to use a different plasticard stone sheet which I think will be more appropriate. Small dressed stone

GaryAM
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Re: Scratchbuilding of assorted structures

Postby GaryAM » Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:04 am

I'm just starting to do some scratch building, and found some really good information on this post. Some of the thread pictures are missing and was wondering if they could be seen again somehow?

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Re: Scratchbuilding of assorted structures

Postby Dad-1 » Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:40 pm

Hi Gary,

I don't look back that far usually.
I see many are my pictures from when Imageshack was the hosting site. They went subscription only
so I returned to Photobucket. It looks like they have now deleted all the pictures from those who have
not been a 'customer' for a few years.

The trouble is I have no idea what pictures I'd put in these slots and although they will still be in photofiles
somewhere in my computers I doubt that I'll find, or more correctly identify.
Take that as a warning don't trust any 'cloud' or other external picture storing, or hosting site. The only way
to keep your pictures is to store somewhere in your control.

I will creep back & see what can be done.

Geoff T.
Remember ... I know nothing about railways.
viewtopic.php?f=22&t=32187 and Another on viewtopic.php?f=22&t=28436&start=60&st=0&sk=t&sd=a

GaryAM
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Re: Scratchbuilding of assorted structures

Postby GaryAM » Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:11 pm

:) thanks Geoff, very much:)

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Mountain
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Re: Scratchbuilding of assorted structures

Postby Mountain » Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:30 pm

Those structures are really nice. A bit expensive to make from plasticard though, but nonetheless they are nice! Well done. :)

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Re: Scratchbuilding of assorted structures

Postby Michaelaface » Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:14 pm

just out of curiosity, how long on average does it take you to complete a scratch built structure, obviously I know this will vary wildly depending on size and complexity, as I'm nearing completion of my latest attempt and it seems to have taken an absolute age to get a relatively simple building complete

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Mountain
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Re: Scratchbuilding of assorted structures

Postby Mountain » Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:53 am

It normally takes longer then one thinks. For me, I find a lot of time is spent waiting for paint to dry as I tend to paint as I build as it is a lot easier to paint internal parts before the final structure is made rather then trying to reach them through windows or doors with a little paintbrush!


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