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Re: Loading bank

Post by ge_rik » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:48 am

Well, the postman brought me a nice little present this morning, ......
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I've only made up four so far (now run out of fruit to fill them).

Many thanks, Derek. They are perfect!!

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Re: Loading bank

Post by tom_tom_go » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:13 pm

That's a good looking wagon there Rik, is it a 45mm kit bash from LGB, etc?

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Re: Loading bank

Post by ge_rik » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:24 pm

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That's a good looking wagon there Rik, is it a 45mm kit bash from LGB, etc?
Yes, Tom. The former LGB US box car
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Re: Loading bank

Post by Peter Butler » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:25 pm

Those crates tell the story.... so simple but complete the picture.
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Re: Loading bank

Post by SimonWood » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:59 pm

Terrific photo - what a great little scene, all that work has come together beautifully!

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Re: Loading bank

Post by bazzer42 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:44 am

Anything to help a genius! Just read the blog on how you cast those sides, a very tidy job.

Is your fruit dolls house products or have you invented an apple casting machine? :D

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Re: Loading bank

Post by FWLR » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:04 am

Brilliant scene there Rik.
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Re: Loading bank

Post by Andrew » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:46 am

bazzer42 wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:44 am
Is your fruit dolls house products or have you invented an apple casting machine? :D
Rik's been genetically modifying fruit trees so that they actually grow apples that small. A working 16mm scale cider press is next...

A lovely little scene, which reminds me of fruit and other produce being loaded into the guards van in Titfield Thunderbolt - and being reminded of that's never a bad thing!

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Re: Loading bank

Post by ge_rik » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:11 am

bazzer42 wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:44 am
Is your fruit dolls house products or have you invented an apple casting machine? :D
1/12 scale dolls house fruit, but seems to look ok at 1/16. Not sure about a machine but I thought I might have a go making some with Fimo. The dolls house ones aren't cheap. I also need to make punnets of strawberries. That'll be fun :?

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Re: Loading bank

Post by FWLR » Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:25 pm

Be careful you don’t end up making Strawberry Jam and having the jam butty chaps wanting them too….
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Re: Loading bank

Post by markoteal » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:50 am

Great scene Rik!
Where did I put that uncoupler?

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Re: Loading bank

Post by Peter Butler » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:14 am

ge_rik wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:11 am
I thought I might have a go making some with Fimo.

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Fimo is a great material for miniature fruit and veg. Here are some which Diane has made for my Emetts.....
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Re: Loading bank

Post by ge_rik » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:31 pm

Peter Butler wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:14 am
Fimo is a great material for miniature fruit and veg. Here are some which Diane has made for my Emetts.....
Blimey, they're good, Peter. I wonder if I can persuade Linda to have a go.

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PS - Are the flowers Fimo, too?
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Re: Loading bank

Post by Soar Valley Light » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:47 pm

Lovely work again Peter. They are better than anything growing in my allotment! (Except for the 'lemona' courgettes which are bigger than the marrows!) :shock:

I have to say I rather like your fruit vans too!

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Re: Loading bank

Post by Peter Butler » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:49 pm

Hi Rik, the flowers are from 'The Works' some time ago when they were sold as enhancements for decorative cards etc... I think they are not current stock but might be available elsewhere?
Certainly they are listed on Chinese doll house suppliers listed on eBay.
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