Stephen Fay’s layouts and dioramas

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    F152AA2B-B6D7-4626-85EF-881C5976C7A1.jpeg 6B1C2038-7D19-4637-A7D6-B84E5D4DBB9D.jpeg Polystyrene arrived! What a messy job!!
    Nearly finished the first half.
    Trees are just to get a feel. I’ll get a forest in a box kit at some point.
     
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    E9883DE5-F687-4840-802A-3F8E75C60E0A.jpeg 41046011-BD42-4019-BB05-A6AC0248982A.jpeg Cut in the second half this evening,
    I think I prefer the other big tree up there
     
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    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Nicely sculptured landscape. bring on the plaster coating. :thumbs:
     
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    8FEC79F0-0B74-40BE-8990-C320761B002E.jpeg 2FB9852F-C63C-4186-9236-41E4E4E3B4C8.jpeg 280EACF2-9934-4029-9D62-F920565BB9F7.jpeg 4ADF212C-342F-40F7-9057-163CF0D5486D.jpeg A pair of very nice 3D printed signal heads arrived today from Pete Harvey designs.
    On the Coryton Cliffs board I would like a colour light signal gantry very similar to the ones that are along the sea wall today but mine will be as if the GWR had installed one in the 30’s
    The gantry will be similar to the one I have on Ranelagh Bridge but not as big and the legs won’t be as substantial.
    The signal heads are of GW origin and you can see the finished examples on the RB gantry.
    I don’t think there was any signalling prior to the colour light taking over in 1987 For bidirectional running but it will make a nice focal piece.
    Jon Fitness will be doing the honours!!
     
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    FAFB41CB-1492-4400-AF33-7BF9D9A6589E.jpeg First coat of backing plaster added
     
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    E8C77138-A722-4BE4-927F-7930D6DA7D77.jpeg Plaster finished off today
     
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    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm guessing that this plaster is Thistle 'Bonding' plaster Steve, gives a suitably 'gritty' finish and cheap too although a full bag takes a bit of using up!:giggle:


    Keith.
     
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    That’s the stuff Kieth, you can get it in smaller than standard size bags, I’ve pretty much used the whole lot though!!
     
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    0A55BC06-A163-434B-A033-666715150FC3.jpeg 8A0C9DCA-8365-4614-8802-6B2A92F599B4.jpeg C9A17C81-88D9-46C7-8A9C-012189F0BE3A.jpeg 4ACF4197-B29E-484A-94ED-DC9917DF7352.jpeg Making a start on the scenics
     
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    The outlet pipe has had some green mulch added! Bull rush will populate the area in front of the wall 60150DB0-0C7F-420A-AC54-C418FA485772.jpeg
    Sea foam trees will also go on this ledge E9F2950C-6705-4A4A-AC1F-ADEAA7872F50.jpeg D43E2967-8A66-4036-8E98-E42A7A0370FF.jpeg
    I use 4 variations of colours 3 green 1 straw. 86DB0C34-ABF3-46E6-AA47-B9CAE6379CC6.jpeg Grasses have been watered and are growing nicely!
     
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    D6736CB2-FF52-461F-99F3-FA2953F7B54C.jpeg 747C7183-BFE1-4C77-B1D8-0AE5D0AAA6D2.jpeg At smugglers retreat the PWay gang have been busy adding slaters stone walling around the underpass and making up some fence panels these won’t get fixed in place until the track is fixed and ballasted.
     
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    0FEB8F80-C76E-4B42-B296-053E04560B7A.jpeg Primed white yesterday, a rough grey coat this morning followed by a Brown this afternoon.
    Lots of layers in this paint process
     
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    Adding some black today, general brush over and some streaking
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    Collecting this coach this week, built by David Magill! He’s done a superb job
    Sidelines LMS period 2
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    57349770-F09A-495D-8361-2535FF0663FA.jpeg 9D9C250F-C5F8-49CD-801E-DC67F7E302DC.jpeg E3649A20-D539-49C1-963B-F9B6229D9EFA.jpeg I’ve been experimenting with a new product, A clear thick gel paint as used in a lot of military modelling dioramas.
    It has to be built up in layers and so far this has taken about a week, I only added another coat this morning and it takes a while for it to dry fully clear.
    I’m very happy with the results so far.
     
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    The coach is awesome mate and I like the look of the clear medium, it is good that we get to try products that folk from other modelling groups use to good effect.

    Pete.
     
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    D726D0AA-D72B-471E-A634-8B5537D0F061.jpeg 6C1F8046-05EE-4065-87FB-3D9A15241EDE.jpeg 4296472A-644E-4951-8754-6A39BA55E8E2.jpeg 6B65E010-FBFA-4F23-9FFA-2A61638E022C.jpeg I’ve painted the internal Tunnel mouth wall today,
    The usual slaters brick sheets. I’ve also cut in the missing stone wall section on the wall and given it a base coat of red.
    The gel paint has now dried clear.
     
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    E778F6D3-BFC1-4B5F-84C6-DDF7ABB72BEF.jpeg EA5B3E71-CF90-4335-AE7E-EE8B996F5F51.jpeg 3A666E25-5FBC-448E-8E39-F21C339BB790.jpeg The cycle of washes and sealing continues on the wall sections,
    Ive been playing about with some tree placements, not all of these will get used as I’ll purchase a forest in a box kit at some point but hopefully it shows the overgrown look I’m going for on this section.
     

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    FE098D67-7894-43F3-BD9C-65151887A991.jpeg Up line now laid using Peco flat bottom,
    The down line will be C&L bull head
     
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    Perfect in a word... such attention to detail.:tophat::thumbs: Now will the Flat Bottom rail section have Pandrol clips or BJB fastenings.:avatar:
     
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    Pandrol which are a little to modern really well I’ve seen pics of them from 64 onwards. Unfortunately there’s no other option for FB in 7mm
     
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