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by Little Andi.
Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Quayside in a suitcase...
Replies: 337
Views: 127835

Nice piccy there Simon, and I certainly don't want it to look like modern block pavers - completely flat and regular. I think it will probably look ok once the gaps are filled and the general muck added. http://www.wansleybarton.co.uk/images/clovelly-large.jpg And Yes this is the sort of effect I w...
by Little Andi.
Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:50 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Quayside in a suitcase...
Replies: 337
Views: 127835

You see Andi , he is doing it properly .............. not like us :roll: I thought exactly that myself ..................... What's the putty you're using Ian? I think I got all overcomplicated with the balsa medium; trying to keep it light I think .... then lost sight of what it was I was trying t...
by Little Andi.
Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Lister Autotruck in 1:24
Replies: 71
Views: 28679

Very VERY good................ Innovative and original. I really enjoyed the SBS and applaud your ingenuity and insight.

I find myself at a loss to fully express my enthusiasm for the way you work and for how you achieve it .............. simple superlatives are not enough.

GREAT JOB.
by Little Andi.
Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:06 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Modelling window seals
Replies: 9
Views: 3616

Hi Cristian........... The plastic rod idea is a good one, and works very well - here's a variation on that theme;- Florists wire!! Comes in several sizes and bends easily and left bare simulates "chrome" pretty good - for seals just give it a coat of black. This Pic' whilst obviously not ...
by Little Andi.
Wed May 11, 2011 7:16 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Iron Horse Vineyard
Replies: 121
Views: 42686

Bob............. Great progress - like others I am enamoured with your trackwork ............ I now officially suffer from "permanent-way" envy!! You've also managed to put me to shame on the progress front, for whilst Top Yard hasn't been abandoned it certainly has stalled whilst I deal w...
by Little Andi.
Sun May 01, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Quayside in a suitcase...
Replies: 337
Views: 127835

Again....... and I do mean this in the most positive way..............


....... But I do believe you are creating an Heirloom?
by Little Andi.
Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Quayside in a suitcase...
Replies: 337
Views: 127835

Fantastic job Ian - as ever! The windows work for me, in fact [and I mean this as a strong compliment] It all has a rather "Wallace and Gromit" feel to it?
Very Nick Parks.
by Little Andi.
Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Oh heck, I'm trying figure sculpting...
Replies: 31
Views: 13761

A great, and very brave start Ian. I very much admire those that can sculpt figures etc. I had a go [If you remember my Elliott figure]. But it was tough to say the least, and even then I cheated by using a cast of a face that I stole from elsewhere. He languishes somewhere on my bench for want of a...
by Little Andi.
Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: I'm New
Replies: 13
Views: 8054

Hello and Welcome.

Just settle down and join in - it's as easy as that!
by Little Andi.
Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Top yard! - Gn15 [1/24]
Replies: 158
Views: 73491

Here you go Will............. An overall view and then slightly more of a close-up. I know the pic's are not the best but the light was fading and these are pretty much just snatched under an anglepoise. However, I hope they illustrate rendered wall and accompanying failed areas. I hope the driveway...
by Little Andi.
Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Quayside in a suitcase...
Replies: 337
Views: 127835

Most excellent - very believable with the all important - simple to produce? I was going to try something similar with my favoured W/C paper. Now I've seen what a fandablydozy job you've made of it, I shall attempt same with a greater degree of confidence. Here's hoping I can produce something half ...
by Little Andi.
Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Quayside in a suitcase...
Replies: 337
Views: 127835

Seconded on the roof tiles Ian. They look really FAB, - door work and your likable hoist thingies are non too shabby either.

As ever smashing job.
by Little Andi.
Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Top yard! - Gn15 [1/24]
Replies: 158
Views: 73491

So the question is...how did you engrave the mdf, if I was to do it some sort of dremel type thing with a small router bit. The dust would be nasty but then you add a bit of colour to it and you have ground cover. Oh yes and an angry wife................ [No matter - the wife left] If you will noti...
by Little Andi.
Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Top yard! - Gn15 [1/24]
Replies: 158
Views: 73491

Hi Will............... Thanks for the props! [See what I did there - I'm talking to you in your own language -I hope?] Just kidding.......... But to answer your questions, you've read it about right. On the gable end of the Estate Office, it is indeed Textured paper directly over the MDF, which has ...
by Little Andi.
Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Top yard! - Gn15 [1/24]
Replies: 158
Views: 73491

Hi all............ Wow........... thanks for all your interest, it's pleasing to see you all so readily take it on board - thanks again. I'll try and address some of the questions and issues raised. Adrian............ One of the things that was most important was to be able to make up for the lack o...
by Little Andi.
Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Top yard! - Gn15 [1/24]
Replies: 158
Views: 73491

Kerrr - riky! Has it really been this long since an update?? I do apologise, real life has been a total Madam this last year or so, so please allow me to beg your forgivenesses. Unfortunately the update is rather small by nature, but does contain some considerable angst in as much as it required som...
by Little Andi.
Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Quayside in a suitcase...
Replies: 337
Views: 127835

Ian................ Sorry I haven't been around enough to offer continual Huzzah's - as this build deserves them. I applaud your methodical approach, your commitment, continuity, attention to detail and ability to maintain your set standard. It's been a pleasure to watch it grow, and as always I loo...
by Little Andi.
Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GnERNIE...agnother Underground ernie conversion
Replies: 20
Views: 9338

Very good - the two years cogitating has actually been particularly worthwhile.
Nice little speeder and quite the "characterful" driver.

A well done from me.
by Little Andi.
Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: My First Motorized Critter
Replies: 60
Views: 28374

Most excellent Ken'. It's starting to come together and it really "reads" well now. Particularly impressed with the louvres and the see through Rad'. Wouldn't mind seeing a short "How to" on the open louvres, the Rad' I understand easy enough just can't seem to get my hands on th...
by Little Andi.
Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Top yard! - Gn15 [1/24]
Replies: 158
Views: 73491

Hi all.............. Just a quick post really to let people know I'm still around, and I'm still doing at bit on the "Top Yard". Things are running a bit slow as most of the time is taken up with pre-empting my own thinking somewhat. In as much as I'm trying to work out a simple system for...
by Little Andi.
Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: "The Bottom Yard"
Replies: 66
Views: 24415

Thanks Andi, but think you will have to wait a while! It has been suggested to me, by my other half who does know me pretty well, that I am using these little bits as a diversion from getting some real work done on the Bottom Yard. So going to give it a go over next week or so ... hopefully I will ...
by Little Andi.
Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: "The Bottom Yard"
Replies: 66
Views: 24415

I keep saying it's good - but then it just gets gooderer!!

I like the script, and the feets are most excellent, looking forward to seeing it in colour.

Most impressive....... as ever.
by Little Andi.
Sat Aug 14, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 229 Rivets
Replies: 4
Views: 3096

Me have fun!!! ......... Juergen, it looks like you're having more than enough fun for all of us?

Great little project - and looks the the part too. The rivets make a positive difference and as a whole it makes a fine addition to your Railway wonderland.

All the best.
by Little Andi.
Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:35 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Quayside in a suitcase...
Replies: 337
Views: 127835

Really starting to come on well Ian............ It's good to see it from a distance every now and then, helps to keep it in context, scale and size wise. And I must congratulate you on your recent Hitchcock scenario! - I felt like Tippi Hedren for a moment there - but of course; Who wouldn't? Good s...
by Little Andi.
Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:52 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: "The Bottom Yard"
Replies: 66
Views: 24415

Exactly the picture I had in my head Gordon. Couldn't of interpreted it any better if I'd have drawn you a picture. It is a little worrying that we think along such close lines - or perhaps we have similar misspent youths - or something? Great detailing - lovely feel about it [looks heavy] and I thi...

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