Attack of The Critter Shacks!

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Attack of The Critter Shacks!

Postby dieselwater » Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:59 am

Hi Everyone :)

I've decided to start this new thread because I thought it would be fun to make a series of what I will call "critter shacks". It moves away from Rustfield somewhat. Though these critters could well be employed on any of my layouts. Who knows I may have to make a pizza for them too.

It's a case of combining two of my favourite modelling subjects- critters and shacks :twisted: 8)

Here's the first creation:

The Incredible Hutch- In that it's green and, well looks a bit like a rabbit hutch :roll: :wink:


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Lots of bits and bops to add still... pottering on :D

Now where's that cuppa?
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Re: Attack of The Critter Shacks!

Postby Dallas_M » Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:34 am

dieselwater wrote:The Incredible Hutch- In that it's green and, well looks a bit like a rabbit hutch :roll: :wink:


Well, that sort of takes all the fun out of it ... you posted the picture and already included the great "come back" punch line! :lol:

Guess you'll have to break out a window there and put a Bugs Bunny inside to do the driving ... then you'll have to make Roadrunner shack ... and a Wile E. Koyote shack to chase that ... and an Elmer Fudd shack to chase the rabbit shack ... it's going to be a busy little pizza. :shock:
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Postby scott b » Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:01 pm

Guess you`re hoppy to get that finished... I was thinking chicken coop but it`s your um engine? fun series of locos.
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Postby dieselwater » Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:55 am

I've done a bit more painting. I'm in the process of working on some little details such as door handles, catches, lights and exhaust stack etc. I'll then go back over the loco, drybrushing the details and refining the weathering :)


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Postby gfadvance » Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:06 am

Nice :D :D

Love the colour and the weathering 8)
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Postby Jon Randall » Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:34 am

You've certainly got your own style David 8)
I can see an allotment layout to display all your shacks on. That will save all the manual handling of gardening stuff from the car boot to the shed by taking the shed to the car :D
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Postby chris69 » Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:42 pm

Hi David,
you bring the RABBITS I will bring the pot and spices,have a great recipe
for Greek Rabbit made as a Stew..................................

As always,love your CRITTERS

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Postby dieselwater » Sun Sep 20, 2009 5:32 pm

Ha ha :D Great stuff guys 8) Rabbit season it is then :twisted:

Allotment layout, yeah that would work a treat Jon 8)

Any ideas on door handles for the "Hutch" :?
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Postby chris69 » Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:32 pm

Well,
you need a big enough hole to feed the rabbits...................

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Postby dieselwater » Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:05 am

Chris :lol: Plus one of those dripper water bottles tied to the mesh.

The "Hutch" now has some door 'andles, an exhaust with flipper top, oh and a light too 8)

Just a dose of the drybrushing required :)

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Postby dieselwater » Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:54 am

Well here we go, critter shack #1 :twisted:

Some overall shots first:

I'm pleased with how the light looks:

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Might add a little more detail to the back, maybe a light or some kind of window access panel thingy...

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View showing roof detail and overall colours etc:

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Postby dieselwater » Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:58 am

On the edge of town, up by the allotments:

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Postby eje655 » Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:46 am

Very original... If Road Warrior had a rail line, that would have been it. ;-)
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Postby dieselwater » Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:38 am

Thanks Dave and a warm welcome to the Gnut house :lol: 8)

Road Warrior Hutch goes cross country :twisted: 8) :

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Postby Korschtal » Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:57 am

eje655 wrote:Very original... If Road Warrior had a rail line, that would have been it. ;-)


Echoes my thoughts. I was thinking 'Riot van' possibly to put down an uprising among the garden gnomes
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Postby dieselwater » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:59 pm

Echoes my thoughts. I was thinking 'Riot van' possibly to put down an uprising among the garden gnomes


Yeah, those gnomes are leathel when they want to be :lol: I should fit a water cannon :twisted:
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Postby eje655 » Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:54 am

dieselwater wrote:Thanks Dave and a warm welcome to the Gnut house :lol: 8)

Road Warrior Hutch goes cross country :twisted: 8) :


Thanks... Hopefully I'll have a layout to contribute some day.
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Attack of the Critter Shacks

Postby Bilco » Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:31 am

Hi Dave - another nice little critter! Really nice weathering - it does seem to be very well protected from something though, or is the mesh over the windows to keep the driver in and at work? The short bonnet makes me think of a Pekinese dog for some reason :roll:
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Postby dieselwater » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:17 pm

Thanks Bill, Yeah... I had a mesh moment :roll: :lol: The allotment can be a hostile and vicious place. What with Gnomes with attitudes, warrior rabbits and not to mention the oversized pumpkin out back :shock:

Do Pekinese make good gaurd dogs?.... Guess not :( Could do with one :wink: :lol:
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Postby dieselwater » Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:00 am

Critter shack no 2 coming right up :D This one is going to have cab detail. I'm taking elements from the first critter shack, such as hood proportions. Though this one will have less of the riot van look... maybe...

Early stages, mapping out the stucture and cab layout:

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This really is a blast 8) :D

Any ideas or suggestions please fling them this way :D Thanks
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Postby dieselwater » Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:14 am

I've added a few more bits and bobs. The front hood is taking the form of this really nice perforated plastic sheet I found in the art shop.

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I'm also making use of all the coffee stirring sticks I've collected.

Here are the two "critter shacks" together:

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Pottering on... :D
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Postby dieselwater » Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:58 pm

Work continues on the critter shack, in front of some of the coffee shop sketches:

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I'm going to make the roof overgrown with foiledge. Like a rooftop shrubbery! :wink: :lol:

Hope you're enjoying this as much as I am... :D And yes, I know this is all a bit Gnuts :roll:
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Postby elcamo » Sun Sep 27, 2009 12:25 am

looks gnice! gnother good example of one of these was in the december 2007 or 2008 edition of Garden Railroader, where the late Peter Jones talks about elctric mice! ITS ILL!

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Postby dieselwater » Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:47 am

elcamo wrote:looks gnice! gnother good example of one of these was in the december 2007 or 2008 edition of Garden Railroader, where the late Peter Jones talks about elctric mice! ITS ILL!


Sounds interesting! Do you have any links to pics or more info on this? :)

I've got the front grill and hood sorted, The cab is beginning to take shape too:

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Postby dieselwater » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:00 am

Hi chaps :D

I've started to add some clutter to the cab, such as oil can, tools, mug of tea and hose. More stuff to come 8)

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Here's the other side, still need a bit of work on the wood finish, but it's getting there, I think.... Still pondering about the cab roof :?

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