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  • Thanks Bruce & Mike.
    Mike, yep, only ever intended to have the two trawlers, but needed to make sure I had room all around to fit them in, as the boats are not stuck down, so can move them around as I choose, mainly for photography purposes. And to have space for some small row boats or a barge.
    Regards Rob

    Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

    My current build.

    https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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    • Glad your back to this one. I think the 2 boat is the way to go!
      Jerry



      "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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        Thanks Jerry. Yep, I want it to look busy, but not crowded

    • I'm again using Slaters embossed Plastikard for my stone wall.
      Here's my painting process.

      Was given an undercoat of grey primer, then painted in various browns and greys.
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      At this stage it's really garish
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      then a wash of tan to blend it all, and tone it down.
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      Then a black wash for some shadows
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      Finally some dry brushing to tone it down, and highlight the raised surfaces.
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      Now to stick it on the back wall
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      Regards Rob

      Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

      My current build.

      https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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      • Rob,

        That last step makes a big difference. Are you dry brushing a gray color?

        Mike
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        Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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        • I agree with Mike, that last step finishes the brickwork off well.

          George
          The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.

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          • Nice wall Rob.
            Carl

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            • Thanks Mike, George & Carl.
              Mike, I should have mentioned. The last step, dry brushing was done using Tamiya Deck Tan, XF55. It's the first bottle on the left in the first picture above.
              I use that colour a lot in my modelling. Perfect for concrete colour.
              Regards Rob

              Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

              My current build.

              https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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              • I've given the base an overall coat of black for depth. Later a few layers of blue and clear gloss will be put over this.
                Also the stonewall is now glued to the back raised portion.
                The 2 wall pieces didn't quiet meet up, so I've added a small piece in the centre. Not that it will be seen under the wharf.

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                Left side
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                Right side
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                The polystyrene at the back is deep enough for a footpath (sidewalk) & a stretch of road, so I can add a vehicle to the scene.
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                Regards Rob

                Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                My current build.

                https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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                • That rock wall came out great! Nice to see the various stages painting it.

                  Håkan

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                  • Yep! The rock wall looks great!

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                    • Rob,

                      Thanks for the additional information.

                      That Tamiya Deck Tan is a very useful color all around.

                      Mike
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                      Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                      • Great job on those figures!

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                        • Nice job on the figures Rob'.. they all look very good'.. The fascial features are right on'...'


                          Ted

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                          • Thanks Håkan, Mike & Michael. I'm very happy with how the stonework has come out.

                            Thanks Ray & Ted. The figures were a lot of work. Although it may not be obvious, but I spent a lot of time on these. And many more still to do.
                            I wish Preiser would bring out some new figures, using more modern methods.
                            All of these were produced many years ago.
                            I also wish I could get a lot more wearing hats, which would suit my 1950 time period better. I've been trying to scratchbuild some hats recently, but the results aren't great.

                            So many great figures now available from other makers, quiet often scanned from real people, so ultra-realistic, but at $15-20 per figure, I just can't justify the expense.
                            Regards Rob

                            Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                            My current build.

                            https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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                            • Well I finally got the lighting installed. Four in total
                              Of course, I always intended to light the interior, but didn't do while building the structure, which would have obviously been easier. So I made things very hard for myself.
                              I think I just got caught up in the excitement of building and not worrying about how I would sort this out.
                              So note to self. Do your lighting before enclosing the structure.

                              Anyhow, I managed to still get the lights through those small openings. Had to feed the wires along the ceiling joist & then down the interior walls, so the wires were obviously visible.
                              So I then papered over the wires, and painted the paper the same colour as the wall. Very well hidden now.

                              All the wires go through the bottom of the structure, and are connected together underneath.. I then ran separate wires through the stone wall and the are joined to copper foil strips attached the top of the dock under the structure. The building then just sits on top, and the structure wiring has enough spring in it that it touches the copper strips for the connection. This way the building can just be lifted off if needed.

                              Underneath of structure
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                              Top of the dock base. This just sits and is is hidden under the structure floor, so only the pylons underneath are visible.
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                              The light shades are from Tichy, with 1mm LEDS.

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                              On the right you can see the wiring for this light. I ran it along the ceiling joint, feed it outside, then back inside the wall. I will hang some ropes over a hook to hide it.
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                              I have a light up into the 2nd floor.
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                              And an exterior light out the back.
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                              Regards Rob

                              Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                              My current build.

                              https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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