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by kathymillatt
Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Competitions & Challenges
Topic: Build a xxxx challenges, lessons learnt
Replies: 3
Views: 1182

Re: Build a xxxx challenges, lessons learnt

I found it really odd writing up a forum post with no feedback. I also posted on my website and facebook and had some really interesting and helpful comments there.

I would prefer a more open posting policy on the next challenge.

Who knows, I may even finish this one off at some point!

Kathy
by kathymillatt
Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Build a structure - Kathy Millatt - Treadwell and Ware
Replies: 14
Views: 2919

Re: Build a structure - Kathy Millatt - Treadwell and Ware

I'm about half way through the diorama so I thought I would post some final photos of where I have got to: http://www.kathymillatt.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/SAM_0466.jpg http://www.kathymillatt.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/SAM_0467.jpg http://www.kathymillatt.co.uk/blog/wp-conte...
by kathymillatt
Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Build a structure - Kathy Millatt - Treadwell and Ware
Replies: 14
Views: 2919

Re: Build a structure - Kathy Millatt - Treadwell and Ware

I'm clearing off the last few tasks on the structures. First up was to build the link as the last building before I assemble the structures. It's two wooden sides and a cardboard roof. I painted the laser cut walls with a Aged Wood Mig Wash, then put on rubber cement - Copydex, on the ridges before ...
by kathymillatt
Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Build a structure - Kathy Millatt - Treadwell and Ware
Replies: 14
Views: 2919

Re: Build a structure - Kathy Millatt - Treadwell and Ware

I'm lighting my buildings so need some rough interiors. I expect my windows will be grubby so the mill equipment just needs to be the right size and shape. At Christmas I bought two packs of Micro blocks for £2. They are cheap small lego knock offs. http://www.kathymillatt.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uplo...
by kathymillatt
Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Build a structure - Kathy Millatt - Treadwell and Ware
Replies: 14
Views: 2919

Re: Build a structure - Kathy Millatt - Treadwell and Ware

I completed the L roof following my own blog post on the main mill roof. I didn't bother with quite so many pen colours as they don't show a lot. I also need to do the lichen but want to try a different technique. http://www.kathymillatt.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/image123.jpg http://www....
by kathymillatt
Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Build a structure - Kathy Millatt - Treadwell and Ware
Replies: 14
Views: 2919

Re: Build a structure - Kathy Millatt - Treadwell and Ware

I spent Saturday doing chores but managed to sneak in a few minutes. I'm doing the L interior. I built a floor (not straight :) ) for the ground floor and painted it with a Mig Wash because I wanted the wood grain to show through. I also glued in a first floor - I'm not going to light this but it wi...
by kathymillatt
Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Build a structure - Kathy Millatt - Treadwell and Ware
Replies: 14
Views: 2919

Re: Build a structure - Kathy Millatt - Treadwell and Ware

There are some evenings when nothing goes right! I built all my buildings over the templates (square ones!). However, none of my buildings are quite straight (apart from the main building). I think I know why. Ware was ok until I tried to fit the brick extension in. That caused the one side to be sl...
by kathymillatt
Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Build a structure - Kathy Millatt - Treadwell and Ware
Replies: 14
Views: 2919

Re: Build a structure - Kathy Millatt - Treadwell and Ware

I wanted more depth to the colours so I added a wash of Tamiya Green Black diluted with water. http://www.kathymillatt.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/image66.jpg The roof is a bit too green but I like the depth I'm now getting. http://www.kathymillatt.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ima...
by kathymillatt
Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Build a structure - Kathy Millatt - Treadwell and Ware
Replies: 14
Views: 2919

Re: Build a structure - Kathy Millatt - Treadwell and Ware

I spent half the day shingling after a few hours in the week. http://www.kathymillatt.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/image65.jpg Finally it was done. http://www.kathymillatt.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/image64.jpg http://www.kathymillatt.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/image63...
by kathymillatt
Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Build a structure - Kathy Millatt - Treadwell and Ware
Replies: 14
Views: 2919

Re: Build a structure - Kathy Millatt - Treadwell and Ware

It's a new year but the modelling continues. I'm still working on the diorama but have moved on to the Ware building. I put some glue blobs over the LEDs and glued lamp shades in place. http://www.kathymillatt.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/image.jpg I then glued the LEDs in place on the insi...
by kathymillatt
Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Build a structure - Kathy Millatt - Treadwell and Ware
Replies: 14
Views: 2919

Re: Build a structure - Kathy Millatt - Treadwell and Ware

It's lovely to have a few days off and get some modelling in. I'm feeling better so modelling is great recuperation... I've lost track of all I've been up to but I've been cracking on through Treadwell and Ware. I put the canal walls in place and glued them in. http://www.kathymillatt.co.uk/blog/wp-...
by kathymillatt
Wed Dec 24, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Build a structure - Kathy Millatt - Treadwell and Ware
Replies: 14
Views: 2919

Re: Build a structure - Kathy Millatt - Treadwell and Ware

I realise that I am miles behind in my updates. I do put them on my website which automatically posts them into Facebook but doesn't put them here too! I managed to get quite a few more layers of paint on the walls and also went over to see Robin's layout. He's modelling 2010 Seattle and it looks re...
by kathymillatt
Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Build a structure - Kathy Millatt - Treadwell and Ware
Replies: 14
Views: 2919

Re: Build a structure - Kathy Millatt - Treadwell and Ware

It's been a busy week on the run up to Christmas. We realised the Hobbit is out on Friday so fitted in 8 hours of the 3D versions of the first two films, plus a meal out and Pilates. I did find time on Monday night to mock up the diorama whilst I was waiting for the decorator. I'm not sure whether t...
by kathymillatt
Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Build a structure - Kathy Millatt - Treadwell and Ware
Replies: 14
Views: 2919

Re: Build a structure - Kathy Millatt - Treadwell and Ware

Well, I did the one thing you hate doing with a hydrocal kit, I dropped a piece! All is not lost as they glue back together quite easily with hardly a joint. Not my first accident! I started on Friday by spraying the prepared castings with Halfords grey primer. http://www.kathymillatt.co.uk/blog/wp-...
by kathymillatt
Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Build a structure - Kathy Millatt - Treadwell and Ware
Replies: 14
Views: 2919

Re: Build a structure - Kathy Millatt - Treadwell and Ware

In a fit of enthusiasm on Monday night, I got going on my structure. The first stage to any big South River kit is preparing the castings. They are always excellent quality so a light sanding on the back and sides is enough. I write the part number on the back so I can tell which is which when gluin...