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by PeterBowen
Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Dean Halls Challenge 2015 N Gauge Buildings
Replies: 9
Views: 3660

Re: Dean Halls Challenge 2015 N Gauge Buildings

Dean I would use sheet styrene for construction of the basic building which is quite easy to keep it square. You could draw horizontal lines to represent the clapboard siding or use Evergreen Clap Board Siding http://www.evergreenscalemodels.com/Sheets.htm UK stockists: https://www.google.co.uk/webh...
by PeterBowen
Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse
Replies: 46
Views: 14654

Re: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse

Adding oil stains... To simulate parts that have been removed and have left oil stains in the concrete floor use the end of a ball point pen dipped in gloss black paint. http://stlandh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/IMG_8452.jpeg I am using Vallejo No. 861 Glossy Black as it has a slight gloss shee...
by PeterBowen
Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse
Replies: 46
Views: 14654

Re: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse

Dean

The trick here is to apply many thin coats or washes so that they build up and produce a believable look of subtle shades of colour. Experiment with lighter colours to start with then add the darker shades to add depth.

Peter
by PeterBowen
Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse
Replies: 46
Views: 14654

Re: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse

The next step is to add more signs of wear… and spills etc. http://stlandh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/IMG_8429.jpeg Using a very dilute wash of dirty water and my favourite paint brush mentioned earlier I like to apply a very watered down coat of this dirty water mix by “blobbing” on to the surf...
by PeterBowen
Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:25 am
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse
Replies: 46
Views: 14654

Re: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse

Applying pastel chalks and other weathering… The next step is to start applying more signs of age and wear. I like to use Tamiya Weathering for this as the results are very subtle and can be built up with many layers. There is no right and wrong way to do this, it just takes time, a lot of time so ...
by PeterBowen
Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse
Replies: 46
Views: 14654

Re: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse

After spraying the roundhouse floor sections, allow at least 24 hours to dry. The surface might appear dry but it is not and will not accept the next step which involves a lot of surface rubbing, so the primer must be dry and hard. Using a 2B pencil to draw lines on to the concrete floor to represen...
by PeterBowen
Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse
Replies: 46
Views: 14654

Re: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse

While waiting for the roundhouse floor sections to dry I started looking at the interior walls – and they still look like plastic…!!! http://stlandh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/IMG_8389.jpeg So I decided that they too should get a coat of Halford’s Grey Primer. http://stlandh.com/wp-content/uploa...
by PeterBowen
Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse
Replies: 46
Views: 14654

Re: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse

Styrene has been added to the floor sections and it is now ready to be transformed from plastic to concrete…!!! http://stlandh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/IMG_8391.jpeg I use Halfords grey primer because it is easy to use with lots of ventilation because the fumes can kill you or give you a nasty...
by PeterBowen
Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse
Replies: 46
Views: 14654

Re: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse

On of the problems I face with assembling a kit vs. scratch building a structure is that if I stick to the kit and build it as supplied it will bother me that something is wrong. At this early stage it is the floor. I cannot understand why there is no provision to cover the spaces between the floor ...
by PeterBowen
Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse
Replies: 46
Views: 14654

Re: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse

Roundhouse Floor Assembly I started to assemble the provided floor assembly sections and soon noticed the poor alignment caused by surfaces not being square: http://stlandh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/IMG_8319.jpeg This makes it very difficult to glue them together while maintaining a level flat...
by PeterBowen
Thu Nov 26, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse
Replies: 46
Views: 14654

Re: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse

Roundhouse Floor Sections Closer inspection of the kit components and the lack of any instructions is like looking at a jigsaw puzzle and trying to imagine what goes where and how. I thought I should be looking at how the inside floor goes together as this will determine the foundation shape and an...
by PeterBowen
Thu Nov 26, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Dean Halls Challenge 2015 N Gauge Buildings
Replies: 9
Views: 3660

Re: Dean Halls Challenge 2015 N Gauge Buildings

Dean Your New England coast line theme sounds interesting... and the Cromer Lighthouse is very similar to the lighthouses of Maine. Inserting images is quite easy if you have your images stored online somewhere like Photo Bucket, Flickr, etc. The code required is something like this [ img ]http://fl...
by PeterBowen
Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: 11th Avenue
Replies: 53
Views: 24256

Re: 11th Avenue

Henry,

Many thanks for the heads up on the Megapoints and Tower Hobbies which servos are you using?

Peter
by PeterBowen
Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Layout Design
Topic: Hello folks
Replies: 7
Views: 7549

Re: Hello folks

Henry

I am 105 miles each way to Plymouth and 61 miles to Bearwood each way - very worth visiting - there are some very good modules and modellers at both.

Peter
by PeterBowen
Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse
Replies: 46
Views: 14654

Re: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse

Painting Windows Time to start painting the window castings. I am using a combination of three Vallejo colours: No. 71023 Hemp, No. 328 Japanese Tank Crew, No. 334 German Tank Crew http://stlandh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/IMG_8289.jpeg The unpainted window frames have very nice detail, we will...