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Postby ian holmes » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:26 pm

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2. In the first photo, what make are the two figures that are talking to each other


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The seated chap is from SLM its "Phil". The other one came out of a box at a local hobby shop it's of indeterminate origin and has been tweaked with but someone did identify it as Captain Kangaroo (means nothing to me, some children's TV entertainer over here I think) before I got to work on it.

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Postby Mike Lee » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:40 pm

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It's the other photo I mean :? the photo which has the figure standing at the bottom of the ladder. What make are the two figures that are talking to each other, behind the guy on the ladder :?:
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Postby ian holmes » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:10 pm

Mike Lee wrote:Ian

It's the other photo I mean :? the photo which has the figure standing at the bottom of the ladder. What make are the two figures that are talking to each other, behind the guy on the ladder :?:


Those are all Preiser I believe. I doubt I've kept the packaging to confirm this though.

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Postby Mike Lee » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:31 am

Thanks Ian,

Have found them :D For info they are 1-24 scale Standing Trucker and Storeman, item 57115 :wink:
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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:35 am

ian holmes wrote:Has anyone tried modelling Cow Parsley?


Have been giving this one some thought, which is always a bad idea :lol:
Probably the best way to make the stems would be from twisting fine electrical wire, but looking at some pieces of sea foam, sea moss or whatever it is called where you are, might just do it. See this post to see what I mean, the bottom photo of a piece in a pot should give a better idea.
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Postby ian holmes » Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:56 pm

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ian holmes wrote:Has anyone tried modelling Cow Parsley?


Have been giving this one some thought, which is always a bad idea :lol:
Probably the best way to make the stems would be from twisting fine electrical wire, but looking at some pieces of sea foam, sea moss or whatever it is called where you are, might just do it. See this post to see what I mean, the bottom photo of a piece in a pot should give a better idea.
http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?p=64976#64976


Ah that stuff. Thanks Steve. I have found something else up along the shore of Lake Superior that I have a bag of somewhere. I'll post a picture of it when I can find it. It's one of this at got moved around in the clean up from the basement flooding.
As for the twisting fine electrical wire I've done plenty of that http://more-t-please.blogspot.com/2008/09/t-trees.html. And you thought that the T scale work I did was silly...

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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:32 pm

ian holmes wrote:And you thought that the T scale work I did was silly...


Might have thought it, but would never say so :lol:

Looking a bit further at the structure of cow parsley, the branching of the sea moss is not quite right. The stems of cow parsley all branch from the same spot, radially around the stem, so wire might be a better option.
I have a punch for Oak leaves which might well look the part with a bit of work. I'm struggling with how to keep the light airy look of the flower heads though. More thought reqquired here :roll:
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Postby ian holmes » Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:06 am

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This stuff, I don't know what it is. I thought it might have some promise. Now I've photographed it I'm not too sure.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:58 pm

ian holmes wrote:This stuff, I don't know what it is. I thought it might have some promise. Now I've photographed it I'm not too sure.


Looks to have some potential Ian, though hard to get a sense of scale from the pic.

Here is my attempt so far:
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Have done more of a write up on my Gnutley Grange thread, rather than clutter yours up :)
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Postby michael » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:42 am

Ian Wrote

This stuff, I don't know what it is


Looks a bit like Yarrow or Tansy to me. Loads of it growing in these parts.
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