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Offline OSHIROmodels

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Limehouse - Viaduct page 15
« on: February 09, 2018, 10:12:46 AM »
Iíve been sucked into a Gothic Horror project with the usual suspects and although vampires really arenít my thing Iím tagging along mainly for the terrain aspect  ;)

Iíve got plenty of Victorian buildings in the catalogue with more to follow in the coming months but I felt it would be a good opportunity to go to town, as it were, on some decent London terrain.

The idea is to have a selection of 300mm square boards with various layouts on each. They will be modular but it wonít be apparent looking at the individual boards, thereís also going to be sewers underneath but more on that at a later date.

The first inspiration picture is the one below as I really like the mix of building materials and the layout.



So, with that as a basis itís onto the first board. Iím not copying the photo, just using it for ideas. Iím also in two minds about a road surface. The types of road surface in London were quite varied, from your typical setts to tarmacadam to compacted earth and even hex shaped wooden setts using Australian wood (although these didnít last long because they got slippy when wet and too many horses were breaking their legs on the slimy surface). Iím going to pop into the local art shop and see if they have any 2mm foam and if so Iíll do typical setts as then I can do 5mm pavements.

Only one picture for now but of course there will be more to follow  :)



cheers

James
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Re: Limehouse
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2018, 10:43:08 AM »
I like that loads, I could get lost in that subject...

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Re: Limehouse
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2018, 11:04:03 AM »
Good start.  Looking forward to playing on this when it's done.
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Re: Limehouse
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2018, 11:08:40 AM »
Itís not finished yet?

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Re: Limehouse
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2018, 11:17:59 AM »
I have some 2mm foam you can have

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Re: Limehouse
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2018, 11:42:45 AM »
Looking good, can't wait to get hunting through the fog bound streets of old London town. ;D
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Re: Limehouse
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2018, 12:36:55 PM »


It's looking great as always, Jim.

I wonder: the siding of the building to the left, are the horisontal boards cut individually or is it a profiled polystyrene sheet?

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Re: Limehouse
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2018, 01:39:51 PM »
Thanks chaps  :)

I wonder: the siding of the building to the left, are the horisontal boards cut individually or is it a profiled polystyrene sheet?

The clapboard is 0.8m balsa wood but cut into strips by hand and then glued on with reckless abandon  ;)

Got some foam from Giles and have done a test; seems to do the job. I've also made some 25mm bases and these will be moulded and cast and put on the website in a week or so. I'm using some brass tube that's been shaped into a decent representation of a sett and it's just a case of pressing it in to the foam although I can't do that much at a time because it hurt my arthritic thumbs  lol




Here's some foam on a baseboard. The blue foam is too thick so I'll need to get some thinner stuff (3mm probably). There are a couple of gaps for sewer grates and I'll also make a hole for manhole cover. Obviously it'll look better once that awful green has been painted over  lol


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Re: Limehouse - sett wip
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2018, 01:43:14 PM »
You are doing a great job! I mark this thread and will follow it with great interest!
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Re: Limehouse - sett wip
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2018, 03:03:18 PM »
Love the period.  Love your work.

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Re: Limehouse
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2018, 03:15:06 PM »

That's really nice looking terrain!  :-*


Looking good, can't wait to get hunting through the fog bound streets of old London town. ;D
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Re: Limehouse - sett wip
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2018, 03:23:09 PM »
Thanks chaps  :)

Done the first section of road but Iím stopping now as itís really buggered my thumb. I tried a
little jewlers hammer buts itís not as accurate or quick. Iíve got three different sized jigs for the setts.



Gonna pop into town and see about some thicker foam for the pavements (3mm or so) otherwise Iíll have to stick an intermediary layer inbetween.

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Re: Limehouse - sett wip
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2018, 03:35:55 PM »
I know it's called Limehouse, but I'm not sure about the colour of the roads  lol lol lol

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Re: Limehouse - sett wip
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2018, 03:37:32 PM »
B-limey, that's nice.  :o

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Re: Limehouse - sett wip
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2018, 03:55:34 PM »
The paving works a treat.

 

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