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Jaz Avalley JazAvalley
I also notice when you compare both vehicles the guys appear to be different in size, now one may be much closer to the windscreen, and opening the vehicle to shove a figure with a crash helmet in place (Airfix have some pilots which might pass) yes warming to the subject 🙂

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Peter Rust Rusty Pete

I on the other hand....think....ooooh perfect to model and place on layout 😃 VW being one of my favourite donor models.

 

I would need nudge as to Mike's vehicle, and the wheels would need a major do over or replacement, but oooh yes, a brilliant idea to model 🙂


Now work on the perspective 

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This would have been the livery if the strip had not closed. I had the vinyl prototyped on paper, but did not go ahead.

With regard to finding a Honda Civic, l have the one above, slightly oversize, a 1/43, a 1/87, the latter in white on Buchshee's new road bridge.
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Peter Rust Rusty Pete
I also notice when you compare both vehicles the guys appear to be different in size, now one may be much closer to the windscreen, and opening the vehicle to shove a figure with a crash helmet in place (Airfix have some pilots which might pass) yes warming to the subject 🙂


Size disparity is the answer, the Civic is a small car and Mike is 6'2" and 24 stones, the helmet size would be pretty much the same size as each other.

Bernard's artwork and finish was exquisite,  and the name,  "Stitch Up", brilliant.
iirc, it was a dark claret and black scheme.
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Jaz Avalley JazAvalley

I guess I am one of the lucky ones with an very understanding wife and a dedicated building that is heated, insulated, double-glazed etc etc. When it was built I had 100 wires run under the floor from one side of the room to the other. Also I have tv, radio, toilet and washing facilities. It has was started in 2018.  Photos are in no particular order.  IMG_2283.jpg 

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nice layout,good colours, like the trees,and the weathering of buildings and rolling stock, you need to show more 🙂)

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Bernard Newbury Bernard Newbbury
nice layout,good colours, like the trees,and the weathering of buildings and rolling stock, you need to show more 🙂)


Thanks for the compliments about the layout. I do have a lot more but it is WIP.  I have been thinking about a VW somewhere, but the era I am trying to create there were not many cars about.
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Bunkerbarge
I like the blinds on the windows, much better control of light, which is a challenge I am frequently thinking about.  Blinds might just help!
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Bernard Newbury Bernard Newbbury
Bunkerbarge wrote:
I like the blinds on the windows, much better control of light, which is a challenge I am frequently thinking about.  Blinds might just help!


They are just Ikea cheap blinds. I have a broom handle with a hook that I use to open/close them.  
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Jaz Avalley JazAvalley

Bunkerbarge wrote:
I like the blinds on the windows, much better control of light, which is a challenge I am frequently thinking about.  Blinds might just help!

Good point I have blinds on my velex windows, and can change the way, and rg direction of the stronger light, helping with photographing, although occasional weird results can occur

3368 initially it looks ok, but the square finish shows it is light through a window

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3372 opening a vellum on the other side helped break up the over strong finish

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i usually delete really bad one but 5113, to be fair it is a reasonably large amount of 'water' so a similar problem will not occur with normal landscape

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plush low angles i prefer do not tend to suffer from this problem. 

6204 but lowering the blind to a thin strip you can get some clever effects.

FYI some effects will be seasonal, i.e. totally depend on how high the sun is in the sky, sun is higher summer and lower winter, which you can take advantage of, especially if you like shadows.

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Jaz Avalley JazAvalley

It might take a little bot of playing with, but if you have light on one side only (I have north and south) you could if you say had a water feature incorporate a mirror above to reflect light and play producing some pretty interesting effects. The hangers people use for TVs or IPADs would be handy in this case. I know I know people are groaning, but hey some people like to play with the various electronic options I like to play with the scenery 😃 I even cheat and let light through the layout to get behind and shine through the water effects

8502 so strong light from an end window which is upright, and leaking light purposely through the layout the 'water' sits on

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3844 this was an led light behind the layout plus natural light trying to get a rainbow effect which can be captured on water, I could capture in visually but not capture it on a photograph, I think I gave up before I got a headache from frustration lol.The things we do to try to get our layouts to look good LOL.

7164 natural haze from a strong summers day

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8511 one of my favourite results

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Jaz Avalley JazAvalley
I once saw someone have a large room with rather than placing the layout on the outside, they placed it with a walk around the edge and a pop up in the middle, with scenery hiding them in the middle, it would have been a brilliant exhibition layout, he had angle controlled lights on the non window side. Left one end for storage shelves and a curtain in blue so it did not mess up photographs, I cannot think of the layout of I would link it, it was very well thought out.

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I did start a back up plan, for anyone covering shortages from China, on reflection I can show off some of that ingenuity here,

I bought a while ago cork cork tiles and cork sticky stuff, then decided than sticking down the cork for the tracks drove me crazy if I needed t adjust it when running service was not quite perfect, so tore the stuff up. Then being a tight arse, had to find ways to use it. Which is how I got into making trees initially, yes I improved and went onto better products, BUT the ingenuity aspect was still worth while.

0509 Not the best, BUT the cheap products as a learning curve encouraged me to have a go, then the process soon helped me fine tune for better results

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0521 Harry Potter Womping Willow later

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0682 getting the colours more believable, and photographing at a distance 

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3372 on layout

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3237 gardening wire

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3240 'borrowing' the kids plastercine, whistles

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0272 branches

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0318 plant prunings

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5173 add the green foamy bits

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2768 yes I know its large, 150 footer or if push comes to shove O scale😃

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only problem is...it does become addictive! 

 

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Bunkerbarge
I like the weeping willow effect Jaz.
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Peter Rust Rusty Pete
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Here l am, studying your work, and comparing it with the view from my modelling desk and computer desk above.

As ever, it just shows me the brilliance of your modelling skills.

Keep up the good work, and thanks for the tutorials.

Sorry that the photo is dark, but the sun is in a completely clear blue sky, and just off the left edge of the photo. No pateince for the sun to move, besides which it'll be raining. Sometimes, one has to sneak up on opportunities. [my excuse for inept photography].
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Jaz Avalley JazAvalley
Ah but this shows off the tree to perfection, some copper wire, and you could have fun modelling it 🙂

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