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Still building this, and it's taken a long time to get to this stage.

I have to finsh the roof and put the corner cover caps on, along with all the other little finishing off bits.
I've made it hard on myself by leaving the side wall off, but I wanted to be able to get into it at a later date, will just need to modify things a little to support the floors and roof lights.

You may notice some other Scalescenes models on my layout, that never seems to get any further forward!!











Hope it gives an idea of what the detail and build is like.

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QUOTE (wiggy25 @ 13 May 2007, 11:22) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Still building this, and it's taken a long time to get to this stage.

I have to finsh the roof and put the corner cover caps on, along with all the other little finishing off bits.
I've made it hard on myself by leaving the side wall off, but I wanted to be able to get into it at a later date, will just need to modify things a little to support the floors and roof lights.

You may notice some other Scalescenes models on my layout, that never seems to get any further forward!!











Hope it gives an idea of what the detail and build is like.

Ian
Looking good there Wiggy. I have built the diesel engine shed myself and I am plucking up courage to start the terraced houses. I see you have done those already so how were they to do? I am a big fan of scalescenes as for me if I make a mess it is only ink and paper to rectify it. Mind you the price of ink cartridges could make it more expensive than it seems but that is a hidden cost so it stays hidden in my mind.

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QUOTE (chriswright03 @ 13 May 2007, 12:55) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Looking good there Wiggy. I have built the diesel engine shed myself and I am plucking up courage to start the terraced houses. I see you have done those already so how were they to do? I am a big fan of scalescenes as for me if I make a mess it is only ink and paper to rectify it. Mind you the price of ink cartridges could make it more expensive than it seems but that is a hidden cost so it stays hidden in my mind.

Chris

The terrace houses are very good, read the instructions a few times though, as you have 3 side walls to build on top of one another, it's easy to get it wrong, as is cutting down the centre, when you dont need to if you are building the complete house....Yes I've done it!!

As for the ink cartridges, Everything you see on my layout has been printed off using one colour ink cartridge, plus all the other sheets that I messed up and reprinted. Add to that the other models that you can't see!!
Then all of the non modelling stuff that I've printed out as well!!
This is using the original HP ink cartridges, I've tried all other types and the ink doesn't last as long, the colours are not as good either!

As I'm writing this the low colour ink warning has now come on....That has lasted for ages!!
To build the warehouse you print out onto..........54 A4 sheets, 2 of which are transparency film for the windows.

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QUOTE (wiggy25 @ 13 May 2007, 13:19) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>The terrace houses are very good, read the instructions a few times though, as you have 3 side walls to build on top of one another, it's easy to get it wrong, as is cutting down the centre, when you dont need to if you are building the complete house....Yes I've done it!!

As for the ink cartridges, Everything you see on my layout has been printed off using one colour ink cartridge, plus all the other sheets that I messed up and reprinted. Add to that the other models that you can't see!!
Then all of the non modelling stuff that I've printed out as well!!
This is using the original HP ink cartridges, I've tried all other types and the ink doesn't last as long, the colours are not as good either!

As I'm writing this the low colour ink warning has now come on....That has lasted for ages!!
To build the warehouse you print out onto..........54 A4 sheets, 2 of which are transparency film for the windows.

Ian
Thanks for that Ian I have to admit I tend to rush in and not read things as well as I should but having had your tip I am getting the instructions out now to read and re-read. Incidentally seeing where you are from do you happen to know Dave Shakespeare from Ancaster? I used to work with Dave and have visited his house to admire his layout on a couple of occasions and there is a guy who can model.

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QUOTE (chriswright03 @ 13 May 2007, 14:09) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Thanks for that Ian I have to admit I tend to rush in and not read things as well as I should but having had your tip I am getting the instructions out now to read and re-read. Incidentally seeing where you are from do you happen to know Dave Shakespeare from Ancaster? I used to work with Dave and have visited his house to admire his layout on a couple of occasions and there is a guy who can model.

Chris

Dont really know anybody in the village, (I do live in Ancaster!) May have to spend time at the social club and meet a few folks, just seem to spend loads of time away at the minute though.
This working lark takes up far too much free time!


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QUOTE (wiggy25 @ 13 May 2007, 15:29) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Dont really know anybody in the village, (I do live in Ancaster!) May have to spend time at the social club and meet a few folks, just seem to spend loads of time away at the minute though.
This working lark takes up far too much free time!


Ian
Yes isn't work a pain at times? Well if you have ever seen anything of Tetley Mills in the Model Rail that is Dave's layout. I am much further down the food chain and I think you are doing OK from what I can see IMHO as they say.

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I too have recently finished a Scalescenes kit but now I need to find a spray on sealer that wont affect the printed sheets. Anyone suggest anything available from one of these Hobby type superstores - Ive been to a Hobbycraft store today but there was nothing obvious there. All help appreciated of course!
 

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I have used the scalescenes retaining wall and bridge. I like them, although they can be fiddly. I have not ventured into the larger buildings as yet. That said, having seen what you have done, I may be tempted.

In terms of sealing them, I have used a Matt acrylic varnish, which I purchased from my local art shop. It is expensive though, but it does seem to work.

Mike.
 

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I use the Matt ink jet fixative from 7dayshop:-

http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_in...oducts_id=61025

The customer service leaves a lot to be deisred and as long as they have it in stock you do get it pretty quickly and the price can't be beaten.
Still works a treat, still trying to find another supplier as 7dayshop have recently been utter crap in replying to any emails.

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I tryed my first one of these Scalescenes models.... a free one no less!




Messed up the guttering slightly, as the de-structions made it confusing as to how they went together! lol
 

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any water colour spray will work - not too much, just enough to seal.

PS Scalescenes work for me best if I use simple 80gm paper rather that card (even worse photo paper). Using these, the colours get too bright and you may have to tone down with an airbrush
 

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I know the feeling about trying to finish Scalescenes buildings, I am also building the warehouse, but am going full size, and have the front of one wall done. That has taken me 3 months, but the flexibility of them is far superior. I 'll try and put some photos on of progress.
 

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My version of the warehouse kit - suitably enlarged - took about 3 weeks to finish but I did cut a few corners and miss a few ledges etc! Just adding a few interior lights now and then its on with the roof.

 

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That's one sizeable model pete
, will look great when finished
(walking away jelosly)

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I haven't had a choice with the size as its actually designed to cover up an unsightly brick chimney that sticks out into the layout area! Will post a pic when finished, not far away now as Ive just got some corrugated card for the roof texture as I'm not using the parts supplied with the kit.
 

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That's very impressive Pete, nice


Kind regards

Paul
 
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