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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