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by andrew milner
Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pauls Card Challenge Layout
Replies: 198
Views: 108382

The porch on the front of the building (photo with dog :D ) would be a nice compromise. You are going to need a lot of ferns to cover all that ground :cry: Could you fake some in the middle and just use the detailed ones near the edges?
by andrew milner
Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pizza 'n Beer.
Replies: 115
Views: 59163

Ok, swap it with what would be the 'top' one - instant proscenium (?) arch!
by andrew milner
Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: More adventures in the kitchen
Replies: 34
Views: 15918

Looks good Andy :D Is the plater pretty robust for the end pieces? They look quite fragile 8)
by andrew milner
Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pizza 'n Beer.
Replies: 115
Views: 59163

Cute :D Think I would have put the track on the bottom, removed the 'plank' that says ABC and viewed the layout through the gap. Bigger radius 8)
by andrew milner
Sat Oct 20, 2007 3:37 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ralph Brammer models
Replies: 542
Views: 238511

You certainly get through some casting materials Ralph! Nice looking tank, reminds me very much of one near Tamworth on the way to Birmingham which is on a red brick base, about 10 feet high (at a guess - usually pass it at 125mph :D ). The base is architecturally similar to local railway buildings,...
by andrew milner
Wed Oct 17, 2007 1:31 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 571
Views: 217873

Nice photo's of a well modelled scene :D Is the Minor one of the 1:26th ones? It looks pretty close to scale without anything too close to give it away 8) By the way (plug coming :evil: ) There are two versions of leg shape available on my figures via Steve and with the arms separate they are should...
by andrew milner
Sun Oct 14, 2007 8:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gnice Layout
Replies: 162
Views: 74116

Just the kind of images where you say 'that just fits an idea I had' and you can do some more research, thanks Steve (as if I need any MORE ideas for layouts :twisted: )
by andrew milner
Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:55 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: sunshine on the Rawson Brothers line
Replies: 43
Views: 20519

Ian, beautiful models, really like the style. I have tried using artists oil paints on models but find the drying time a bit of a problem. Any tips :D
by andrew milner
Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:52 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Alston branch
Replies: 15
Views: 10863

Excellent! Amazing how two very differen t approaches to modelling can appear so close yet both get similar reactions (Ian Thompson - Rawson Brothers line :D ). Any chance of a pic with something for scale reference? I'm always amazed at the detail in something so small!
by andrew milner
Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:56 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Stamping Ground Gold Mine
Replies: 832
Views: 338950

[quote="michael"]Looks great Glen, That water wheel looks like it is certainly spinning up a storm. or are you just using slow film :twisted: 400 asa usually stops such action :!: :lol: quote] Film, film :wink: thought we were trying to entice everyone into digital so we can all share :D T...
by andrew milner
Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ralph Brammer models
Replies: 542
Views: 238511

The catalogue shown on the website is also available from W.H. Smiths and other newsagents. Some interesting stuff :D
by andrew milner
Wed Oct 03, 2007 1:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 571
Views: 217873

Sounds good Gavin! I seem to be missing the photos....... :D :wink:
by andrew milner
Sun Sep 30, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Chris' 2007 Submarine Pirate layout...Challenge.
Replies: 172
Views: 146347

That's looking really good Chris! If I hadn't got so far with mine (and enjoying it!) I'd give up :D The plant looks fantastic! Your painting on all of the layout is really impressive.

Mustn't give up, there are other prizes :wink:
by andrew milner
Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Andrews' Card challenge layout
Replies: 77
Views: 44398

Another of my 'regular' :D updates. :D I wanted the roof to 'sag' so I started with card strips for beams/joists. these were cut in a curved shape and glued on. http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q220/Milnerpics/forum%20pics/cardb.jpg Next I glued some paper (old Autotrader) on using some left over ...
by andrew milner
Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Stefan's Card Layout
Replies: 27
Views: 13396

Very nice Stefan, that short wheelbase looks very 'authentic'. Could I ask, what is the motor from?
by andrew milner
Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Nick's cardboard challenge layout
Replies: 12
Views: 4394

Great video Nick :D That's some loading gauge! won't leave much room for anything in the middle :shock:
by andrew milner
Tue Sep 25, 2007 3:17 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rolling Loo
Replies: 22
Views: 11617

He's still gonna get wet feet :D :wink:
by andrew milner
Tue Sep 25, 2007 3:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Casemate Gnumber 15; Simon's cardboard challenge layout.
Replies: 53
Views: 28441

I would guess when trying to bend the channel, you may need to 'fill in' the channel while bending, much like using a spring when bending copper tube, to stop he sides kinking. Don't know what you'd use though :D
by andrew milner
Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rolling Loo
Replies: 22
Views: 11617

:twisted:
by andrew milner
Sun Sep 23, 2007 3:11 pm
Forum: Things I've done
Topic: Ooh! Goodies!
Replies: 7
Views: 11175

Gnice range Emrys! Is the license plate surround going to be available for U.K. size plates?

Hope you've got a good rate of commission Steve :wink:
by andrew milner
Sun Sep 23, 2007 2:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rolling Loo
Replies: 22
Views: 11617

Why would wrestlers be interested in moles? :D
by andrew milner
Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Project: minimum Gn15 layout with hand laid stub switch.
Replies: 68
Views: 49077

Great loco Shozo! Don't listen to Michael, he's biased :twisted: Gotta be yellow 8)
by andrew milner
Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rolling Loo
Replies: 22
Views: 11617

So THAT'S why they took canaries down mines :D
by andrew milner
Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:33 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ralph Brammer models
Replies: 542
Views: 238511

Battery trammer driver Ralph :D
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by andrew milner
Sat Sep 15, 2007 5:44 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Laminating Styrene Sheets
Replies: 4
Views: 2633

When laminating, use odd numbers (i.e. 3x10 thou' sheets rather than 2x15 thou') to help prevent warping. If you are using MEK etc. and the sheets aren't huge, then clamping them together and running liquid cement around the edges should get cappiliary action to get the glue around :idea:

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