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Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

Post by ge_rik » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:38 pm

tom_tom_go wrote:
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philipy wrote:
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Think Tom needs to add a banner to the top of the page " WARNING! Railway modelling can seriously damage your health"
Physically and mentally!
And financially

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Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

Post by Andrew » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:50 am

Ah, but modelling can be very therapeutic too - I reckon it's all about the right project at the right time, and when you're in the right head-space...

Anyway, I added the interior door yesterday evening, before disassembling the thing for the last time, to make sure I'd got all of the protective film off the foam board:
Station building 12.jpg
I'm busy this evening, but I hope to cut and fit the cladding at the weekend, and then it should really begin to look the part...

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Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

Post by tom_tom_go » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:11 am

It looks like the Empire dude has discovered the force and destroyed the building!

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Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

Post by Peter Butler » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:24 am

Displayed on a red and white background makes me think of the barber's pole, blood and bandage...... makes me shiver just thinking about the injury sustained.
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Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

Post by invicta280 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:08 pm

Craft knives can indeed be lethal. I was once hospitalized (outpatient) courtesy of Swann- Morton. The safety cover was a piece of plastic heat crimped on to the blade and Dingbat here tried to remove the cover by using my thumbnail against the cover with some force, thinking that I was applying pressure to the back of the blade. When the cover slipped off the back of my thumb opened up like a sausage cut lengthways, ; down to the bone! Forty years later the scar is still well defined. :|

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Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

Post by Peter Butler » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:17 pm

My preferred weapon is a Stanley knife with fixed blade, much easier to hold and control, able to give more pressure on the cut and the blade far less likely to disintegrate.
I only use the 1991 (normal duty) blades and everything I make is done with one of these.
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Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

Post by markoteal » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:23 pm

invicta280 wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:08 pm
Craft knives can indeed be lethal. I was once hospitalized (outpatient) courtesy of Swann- Morton. The safety cover was a piece of plastic heat crimped on to the blade and Dingbat here tried to remove the cover by using my thumbnail against the cover with some force, thinking that I was applying pressure to the back of the blade. When the cover slipped off the back of my thumb opened up like a sausage cut lengthways, ; down to the bone! Forty years later the scar is still well defined. :|
Heck - #feelingfaint :mrgreen:
Where did I put that uncoupler?

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Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

Post by Andrew » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:15 am

Yep, I definitely got away lightly with my own injury, which is healing nicely... I'm not sure what'll happen when the slot I've cut in my fingernail reaches the end, but I'm sure all will be well...

Anyway, back to the station building!

The main structure's all glued together now, and I completed the cladding over the weekend, so here's what it looks like now...
Station Building 13.jpg
Station building 14.jpg

I think the slight indentations above the office door are probably where the glue melted the plastic a little, but I rather like how it looks so shan't be replacing that bit. The next step will be to get the roof to fit better then clad that too, followed by a little filling, tidying and detailing before painting. We've got a very busy couple of months ahead so progress may slow rather, we'll see...

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Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

Post by Peter Butler » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:07 am

I think it all looks just fine and the slight imperfections add character to the image.
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Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

Post by tom_tom_go » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:09 am

Proper job there Andrew!

I don't have the patience to make buildings.

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Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

Post by Andrew » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:01 am

tom_tom_go wrote:
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I don't have the patience to make buildings.
I was pondering that the other day... Building this one's made me think that I'd like to move on to a NWNGR station building in (plastic) brick and stone soon-ish, but then I wondered whether I wouldn't rather spend my limited modelling time building some more rolling stock - it's taken me years to get round to making any proper buildings because doing something else always seems to appeal more. And there's a long list of WHR/FfR carriages and wagons I want to recreate...

What I like about this though is that the buildings will be visible most of the time (I may take them in over the winter months), whereas a carriage or wagon only comes out of its box at one of my infrequent running sessions - and even then only if it happens to feature in the particular train I'm running, which means that some might not see daylight from one year to the next! This project seems to be coming together a lot more quickly than my average rolling stock build too...

Yep, I can definitely feel an infrastructure phase coming on...

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Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

Post by IanC » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:13 am

That's very impressive. I'm with Andrew on buildings. Just not my thing, but I suppose I'm going to have to tackle them some day.
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Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

Post by tom_tom_go » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:51 am

Well if you want to sneak me in a generic station halt then I won't mind :thumbup:

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Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

Post by philipy » Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:06 pm

Andrew wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:15 am

I think the slight indentations above the office door are probably where the glue melted the plastic a little, but I rather like how it looks so shan't be replacing that bit.
I wouldn't worry about your little perforations, err, sorry, indentations :lol: A little bit of rust strategically placed will soon give them a reason to exist.
The whole thing is looking really good.

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Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

Post by Andrew » Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:21 pm

I'm getting there...
Station Building 14.jpg
The roofs on, a few little details added, now it just needs a bit of filler and some track pins pushing through here and there to represent the fixings, and it'll be ready for painting. I'm planning to do that with Plasticote primer (the building's grey anyway) and then picking out detail in acrylics. Does that sound OK or do folk think I should use a plastic primer, add a coat of varnish etc? All suggestions welcome - I'd like it to be able to survive outside 8-9 months of the year if possible...

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