New OO layout

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Andrew Morrow
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Postby Andrew Morrow » Wed Feb 07, 2007 1:56 pm

eaw458 wrote:They're plaster bandage over a frame made out of 6mm MDF with cardboard cross-strips. I then gave this a basic coat of black emulsion and completed them by dry-brushing with increasingly paler coats of browny-grey until almost white.


Can you give more details if possible on how you made your tunnel / rocks. I am very impressed, and trying to do something similar myself but can't reach this standard.

Thanks
Andrew

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Postby eaw458 » Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:08 am

Hi Andrew,

I started with several frames or tunnel x-sections cut out of thin MDF. These were spaced about 15 cm apart and joined up with cardboard strips glued to the MDF frames. You need to cut the cardboard a bit longer than the gap to be covered so that you can push it up/down to create terrain variation.

This was covered with modroc / plaster of paris bandage, taking care to have plenty of overlap. Also smooth the plaster when wet so that it creams up and covers all the holes in the bandage.

A base coat of dirty green was then applied. Rocks were undercoated in black.

The green bits were coated in diluted PVA and covered in a mix of half a dozen scatters. I did not pre-mix these, but simply sprinkled on various sorts until it looked right. I've predominantly used three types: (a) Woodland Scenics Fine Turf Earth Blend, (b) Woodland Scenics Small Foliage Green and Olive (c) Small quantities of mixed green, purple and a tiny bit of grey old-fashioned woody scatter. I guess the thing is to make sure it does not look too green - natural landscape never does.

The rocks were drybrushed in increasingly paler shades of grey, until almost white. You probably know the technique - load the brush, wipe it all off again and paint with an almost dry brush. As you go paler, you focus more on the sticky-out bits and make sure not to recoat the whole lot again.

Didn't do much scenery of late - but did take the paintbrushes to my new secondhand gronk last night:

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Supid question about 08 class shunters - which end do you call the 'front'??

Walter

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Postby Andrew Morrow » Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:27 am

Cheers for that, I am in the middle of doing something similar although using polystyrene, although my cross sections are all connected, I will try spacing them out and using the cardboard as you have suggested to give extra length although it may not be strong enough the MDF sounds better.

Thanks again.
Andrew

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Postby eaw458 » Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:41 pm

Here are a few more detailed shots of various parts of the layout:

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Postby Spavo » Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:36 pm

Great pics there, really enjoyed looking at those is detail and what detail!!! Magic!

Thanks and keep up the good work,

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Postby westbrom » Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:51 pm

Smashing pics, layout looks great.


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Postby Infrontcat » Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:03 pm

Some very nice touches and details. Good stuff fella.

Cheers

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Postby TerryB » Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:10 pm

Hi eaw458 ..........theres some nice detailing there,good pics too.
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Postby Ijdagger » Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:46 pm

Lovely pictures. its the little details that make all the difference.

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Postby Andrew Morrow » Thu Feb 08, 2007 7:20 pm

great pic's thanks for inside the tunnel shot!

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Postby mortyfootball » Thu Feb 08, 2007 7:47 pm

I think the front of the 08 is where the cab is, like for class 20's too.
Currently on the rails with my camera

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Postby eaw458 » Wed Feb 21, 2007 6:43 pm

A while ago I said I didn't quite know what to do yet with the big open space in the middle. Well - it's turning out to want to become a canal:

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Loads to do yet... And need a boat!

Walter

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Postby westbrom » Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:39 pm

That looks great sofar.


Neil

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Postby Lofty » Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:34 am

westbrom wrote:That looks great sofar.

I thought his name was Walter :?

Lofty

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Postby British Rail » Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:38 pm

He means so far lol :lol:


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