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  • Troels,

    I have been going thru some of your work and Bob's Bicycle shop caught my eye as an inspiration for the rear portion of the machine shop that I am doing.

    Also, looking at the bicycle bldg.(Vol. 4, pg. 51), I see where you have done a real good job replicating broken conc. sidewalk. Is this painted on ? What is your technique for doing this ?

    It looks real good.

    I would love to know your secret.

    Thanks,

    Rich

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    • Bill, the peak decorations are from Grandt Line if I remember right. Cheating as usual ;-)

      Rich, The concrete cracks are indeed just painted on. A black crack line (VERY pointy fresh brush!) and simulated highlights on the broken edges with a VERY fine, warm white line along the black line on one side here and there. I'll make a sample and photograph real close one day!
      Troels Kirk

      Näsum, Sweden

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      • In this street scene, is it possible to introduce a little elevation along the length? That would add another level of interest. Just thinking out loud here.
        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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        • @ian,

          betcha troels is already cooking up a cool elevation feature that he just hasn't told us about yet.

          just sayin'....

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          • Troels, It looks like Monsieur Hercule Poirot has stopped of at the bakery for some Croissants. Perhaps he is resting "the little grey cells" by being on holiday in Maine. Or maybe he is working on a case. Either way, things are looking good as always.

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            • Trolls, can I ask a question, what is the specification of Canson MiTeintes paper. I cannot find any of that make here in Malaysia although there are plenty of colored papers so just wondered how thick the paper was, gsm & any other specification I could ask for. The other thing is I am using what is called illustration board for my structures, white oneside and black the other, about 0.055'' / 1.42 mm thick. Is this similar to your board, works ok for me and has minimum warp.

              Keith Miller

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              • the bakery looks great troels, thought it looked too clean at 1st but next to others it looks fine lovely work

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                • Keith, illustration board is fine. I use what I have... but definately acid free to avoid moisture warping and degradation. The Canson MiTeintes is quite unique because it is throughcolored in loads of good colors, 100% rag, coarse on one side fine grain the other, a little gelatine size to make it tolerate gentle amounts of water based color. Weight 160 gr. There must be artists supply stores in Malaysia?? The Mi-Teintes used all over the world, and is available by mail-order too (the A4 size is easy to ship in envelopes)

                  Ian, no immediate plans of elevation lengthwise for this street, but who knows...
                  Troels Kirk

                  Näsum, Sweden

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                  • Trolls, thanks for the reply and information I will intensify my search.

                    Keith Miller

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                    • Troels: I received your color video, and am hooked! I would call it a tour de force, but it is best seen as a companion to your 450 page treatise on the Coast Line RR, which I've just read cover to cover. Why did I do this all backwards, you may ask?? Because I've never looked at the On30 Forum, and, although I'd seen a short set of pictures on the Tesdorf Weavery set, which got my full attention, I had not made the leap ( which has occupied my every waking minute these last several days). I cannot fully express my appreciation for your enormous accomplishment, and your continuing willingness to share your secrets. My special pleasure is page 18, in Coast Line RR vol. 1, describing Guano Fertilizer. The comments by Frederick (2-8-09), UKGuy & BigLars: sums it up.

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                      • Kuhrt, thank you for the kind and heartwarming words!
                        Troels Kirk

                        Näsum, Sweden

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                        • The blue color is perfect, rather pale in shade but still adds enough color to the scene. After looking thse photoso of this street, I want to get some extra gaoline and drive up to the mining town of Roros in Norway, but I have to wait a month or too because we still have a rather limited hours with day light. I guess Laerdal looks more like this, but it is too far away even to think of this time of year. But I would love to go for some window shopping on a Sunday afternoon on that scene. In short, great work as usual, Troels!
                          www.olaviahokas.com/trainstuff

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                          • Next build is this little shed that I intended to place behind Anne's Music store. It became quite nice, so I think I'll place it a little closer to the front... perhaps as an office for the pulp wood facility at Crabapple Quay... Better build another for the background.




                            Troels Kirk

                            Näsum, Sweden

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                            • That shed did come out quite nice. However, I'm afraid you will have the same problem with the next shed. For that matter, anything you build should be up front.
                              Dave Mason
                              On30Kits.com

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                              • Very nice shed, I'm afraid I just have to agree with Dave's statement, about the whole range of buildings having to be installed up front.

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