Louville Lane Cameo

Discussion in 'Entries' started by Alan, 6 June 2017.

  1. jonte

    jonte Western Thunderer

    It’s neutral enough not to jar, Alan.

    Several years ago, I painted the pelmet and baseboard a sort of battleship grey and Chris Nevard remarked that he liked it. Bearing mind he’s involved in the judging, worth bearing in mind?

    Jonte

    PS The layout was never finished, surprise, surprise.
     
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  2. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    I'm with Jonte on this Alan - paint the pelmet and baseboard a neutral grey. Firstly it is an unnatural colour and, secondly, the eye ignores it because of this. Instead you are drawn to the main subject - the layout. I finish my baseboards/pelmets in silver just for this reason.

    I would also paint the switch panel grey in the bottom left as well so as not to detract.
     
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  3. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    I do have an alternative to Grey which is a light neutral brown Dulux Soft Truffle comes to mind, one of our bedroom walls is that colour, the colour in the photo is a rough approximation to it



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    Work today on the layout.

    Doing the concrete areas around the shed and fuelling base. Unfortunately my camera battery went flat after taking the photos of the unpainted cork cut to size, I'll put them up later. At the moment the cork has been painted, sprayed with a mixture of grey primer and PlastiKote ™ Old Hessian Chalk finish and is drying in the carriage
     
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  4. jonte

    jonte Western Thunderer

    A warmer neutral shade, Alan. I like it.
     
  5. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Battery now charged.

    Cork trimmed for size and awaiting painting and sticking down.

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    As mentioned before cork now painted and stuck down. Pointless taking a photo as cork his weighted down so it can't really be seen. I'll take photos of that tomorrow
     
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  6. adrian

    adrian Flying Squad

    I like the idea of experimenting on the computer first. On my layout I went for the standard black but I'm still not sure whether that was the right choice. I think it depends to some extent what your back scene will look like rather than the plain white in the photo. I can't remember the layout now but I do remember seeing one with a light blue facia which worked well with the curtains/drapes - probably in the Rice Cameo layout book knowing my memory!
     
  7. 76043

    76043 Western Thunderer

    I think the grey is too nondescript and the beige is reflected in many of the shades seen on the layout so merges too well. I'd be tempted to try a colour that is the opposite of the colours of the layout, so grab a colour wheel and look at the complimentary colours. It is possible a light or pastel blue might work with your colours.

    Great to see the computer tech helping here.

    Tony
     
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  8. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    I really like the colour of the surround, along with the colour of the text for the layout name too.

    JB.
     
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  9. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    As promised some photos of concreted area.

    The first one with no shed or refuelling point



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    same position with buildings back and locos

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    and a more ground level one

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    The concrete obviously need s some weathering, but as it would have only been there a couple of years or so I must be careful not to overdo it, which I feel might be all to easy. Unfortunately at the moment with it being so pale it looks better in real life than in the photos
     
  10. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    I agree. I suspect you only want the areas where oil has dripped from the standing locos to be slightly heavier weathered than the remaining areas.


    I've noticed this when photographing my stock - the colours tend to get washed out. Even though I now use a digital camera I still take three shots for important subjects; -1 stop, normal exposure and +1 stop (techniques from my 35mm days :oops:).
     
  11. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Today I have been mostly weathering the concrete, With weathering powders

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  12. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    I've been away for more than a week so no work done. At the moment I'm girding my loins for a large push to get it finished. I heard today from Tim Horn that the back and side board extensions are ready for me to pick up, which will be sometime next week. With them in place I can really start thinking about and planning the back scene. I'll be picking up another Warship this evening, a maroon one, which leaves me with a slight problem do I extend the period to late 1965 or repaint it. Again more thinking required. Ho-Hum the joys of railway modelling!!!!
     
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  13. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    Well, if extended to late 1965 you can have the odd one or two blue/grey coaches :).
     
  14. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Thought I'd take a break from thinking of how to do the last bits of the layout and take a few photos, firstly of locos.

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    and finally the stairs from the footbridge

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  15. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    All very nice Alan.

    The canopy in particular looks splendid.

    Rob
     
  16. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Thanks Rob, it's all slightly more urban than your sheep pastures layouts.
     
  17. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Hi Alan.

    Not sure I can do urban with any degree of confidence. Bleat will be the closest I get methinks.

    Louville looks splendid.





    Rob.
     
  18. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    The Lane is my first attempt at really urban, Wencombe was a passing station in the middle of nowhere and Kingsbridge Regis a seaside terminus. I have reached a bit of a hiatus at the moment as to how to fill in the remaining caps. I can see the backscene 9ie sky and perhaps low lying hills but not the back scene foreground as it were. Really must pull the old thinking cap further down.
     
  19. jonte

    jonte Western Thunderer

    Beautifully urban, Alan. Right up my street.

    May I ask what colour(s) you’ve used for the orangey brick please, Alan? Most effective.

    Regards,

    Jonte
     
  20. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Hi Jonte, the brick is the colour it was in the kit Either, wills or Walthers. The slight lightness is caused when I apply the mortar (described 2 pages back post 135) I then go over some of the bricks with coloured pencils, various shades of brown or dark red and black.
     
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