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  • I second Tom's request, I have the Artistic ability of a rock and need all the help I can get.

    John
    Sitting along side the orignal Central Pacific Rail Road.



    Home of The Great On30 Barn Meet, that will be held May 16th 2015

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    • Fantastic!

      Ok, today you have posted the cigarshop and the drawing of the general store.

      I wait till tomorrow, where you, I think, post the complete build of it!

      How do you do that? Working in piece-work?

      :up: :up: :up:

      Martin[:-wiltel]

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      • ..........
        My Youtube Channel

        https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN2BGOc8muLgx4MVNEk8yrA

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        • Troels, I blink and another amazing structure!

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          • Troels,

            Please accept another compliment. Fantastic coloring and weathering on the signs and the building. A great blend of structure and finish.

            Dave

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            • Troels,

              You have been creating so many fascinating structures for the cove area that my mind and imagination are swimming. Can we jump back a several entries ago to your photos of the Tesdorf Weavery on page 11, January 15? What a fascinating footprint for a structure. All that is missing from that sequence of photos is a shot from the end (and maybe even the rear of the structure) that shows what could possibly be an opening between the front and rear structures joined by the second story enclosed walkway. Could you sneak back and ad a photo from that (those) angle(s) to show us the structure from that perspective?

              Thanks, Later, Dave S. Tucson, AZ

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              • Thank you all for the encouragements! I'll comment and answer a few questions and requests...

                Frederic, I'm sad to have killed and muted you!

                Geezer, that one eye joke provided the laugh of the evening!

                Ron P, in the facade I used some balsa and small pieces of wood for the window and door trim, plus photoshop generated signs and shadowbox window interor.

                Tom M and John, I'll make a "tutorial" again, the next time I build a representative structure. I keep forgetting to stop and photograph...

                Martin, my average daily dose of modeling is one to one-and-a-half hours. I work very intensely, never wasting time... even the dog has learnt not to disturb me when modeling.... when paint is drying I work on another area.

                Dave S, the lack of end/rear view of the Tesdorf Weavery (and indeed all my structures, is due to the fact that I never model the areas that won't ne seen in the final layout! Normally there's just black cardboard there... Frederic's charming Sylvie giggled when she saw that, and said "Frederic would never do that"... But since the back is never seen, why waste time, material and energy on modeling it? IMHO of course!
                Troels Kirk

                Näsum, Sweden

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                • But, Troels, don't forget that Frederic is an angel (Ange is my second forename, by the way) and there are no unseen places for angels...


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                  • So.... Now we know one of your secrets .

                    I for one, would like to see a photo of the back of a building that we won't see. just to get an idea how you do it. Actually, I think it is a great concept, to save time and materials. I think some times we try too hard to be a purest and not a realist.

                    Troels, every day, you continue to amaze us all with your unlimited creativity and talant. Just when we start to think that there couldn't be any more, you pull another rabbit out of the hat. Wipe up a sketch and bash out a building in the time it takes me to write the post. I have been enjoying the ride and I hope it never ends. Keep up the GREAT work. Jim

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                    • Frederic, I'll frame that angel photo and hang it in the train shed!!

                      Jim, I could never become a purist... Like a fellow sailor/liveaboard once said: "life is way too short for yacht finish..." I treat my layout as a large 3D painting, or a stage, and cheat here and there like I would in a painting.. If absolutely everything was superdetailed and important, the eyes would tire quickly... I concentrate the energy on some key places, like the lighthouse or wharves, and tone down things in between. As in a good painting, one has to provide a natural path for the eyes to follow, and focus points to rest in.

                      I'll photograph the ugly backs of some structures when temperatures get more pleasant in the train shed. I model inside the big house at the moment...
                      Troels Kirk

                      Näsum, Sweden

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                      • I really like the analogy between art, the stage and your 3D painting of a model. It makes me happier that I am trying to follow that path with my layout. Although I would feel happier if - on my layout at least - the buildings had four external walls with detail on them. No question about it, this layout just keeps getting better and the individuality of the buildings and surroundings is what makes this such an enjoyable read and I hope that you really will finish that general store tomorrow as I am looking forward to see how you create the sign above the roof. Wrought iron perhaps?
                        Ian Hodgkiss#8232;

                        The Steamy Pudding - NG in 1:24 scale (in progress)

                        Frog Halt - NG in 1:12 scale (coming soon)

                        East of the Wanganui River, south of Hokitika - NG logging in 1:43 scale (planned)#8232;

                        Brisbane, Australia

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                        • Troels has written many articles about his structure building and posted them here:

                          http://www.modelersguild.com/e-magaz...ld-oscale.html

                          If you go to the header "E Magazine - Follow the build - Scratch build" you can find most of his past structures.

                          There's also many other great builds there.
                          Dave Mason
                          On30Kits.com

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                          • Thanks for that link Dave! Actually I have done absolutely no writing or posting there!! The editor asked if he could cut and paste freely from the stuff i have posted on this forum, in my name. Some people are just nice!!
                            Troels Kirk

                            Näsum, Sweden

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                            • quote:


                              Originally posted by kirk


                              Thanks for that link Dave! Actually I have done absolutely no writing or posting there!! The editor asked if he could cut and paste freely from the stuff i have posted on this forum, in my name. Some people are just nice!!


                              Yes Dave I compressed Troels work with permission. There is also Aussie gentlemen doing the same, I am sure also with permission.

                              Thank for the compliments as well Dave. And please let me add Dave has a fantastic Scratch build project in that section as well.
                              My Youtube Channel

                              https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN2BGOc8muLgx4MVNEk8yrA

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                              • Frederic,

                                I just fell off my chair LMAO

                                The funny thing is those do not look like angel wings... They look like dragon wings... Oh my... I hope you do not sneeze and set those paper building on fire![:-censored]

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