TFW’s workshop

Discussion in '2mm Lounge' started by Tim Watson, 11 November 2017.

  1. Threadmark: Rubbish!
    Tim Watson

    Tim Watson Western Thunderer

    Afraid I stopped short of carving in the frogs in the bricks, more dereliction of duty.
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    With lath & plaster ceilings added
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    Tim
     
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  2. P A D

    P A D Western Thunderer

    I have to keep reminding myself this is 2mm scale. Incredible!
     
  3. Suddaby

    Suddaby Active Member

    Outstanding Tim, captures dereliction brilliantly.
    Cheers

    Kevin
     
  4. David Hall

    David Hall Active Member

    Truly stunning modelling. I can't really find the words to describe how realistic this is, and all the more impressive for being in 2mm scale.
     
  5. Threadmark: Any demolition site would have a bonfire
    Tim Watson

    Tim Watson Western Thunderer

    An architect friend of mine, John Burkett-Smith, suggested “that a bonfire on site would be almost inevitable, to burn laths and rotten and small timber. Just a volcano of unburnt bits and a crater of ashes in the centre. If it was against a wall, any bricks would be scorched reddish by the heat.”
    So that’s what I did
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    Adds a bit of colour.

    Tim
     
  6. Threadmark: Dereliction in context
    Tim Watson

    Tim Watson Western Thunderer

    The little dereliction scene can now be seen in context close to the wall on top of Gasworks Tunnel. Notice the cat on the hot tin roof.
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    It’s interesting to compare the original site:
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    With how it is now:
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    Bill Stickers has been around and the Mission building has now been weathered into the style of the layout, but will need more backyard stuff.

    Tim
     
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  7. SimonT

    SimonT Western Thunderer

    It had to be an orange cat. No adjective is strong enough to go with' attitude' to begin to describe their views of this planet.
     
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  8. Tim Watson

    Tim Watson Western Thunderer

    I took the building group outside for a photo. The model is made for artificial lighting, but the outdoor light does pick up all sorts of subtlety in the brickwork.

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    Still more tidying up / crack filling to do on the model. Needs someone to change the colour of the grass background: bit bright for London.

    Tim
     
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  9. Tim Watson

    Tim Watson Western Thunderer

    The scene around the top of Gasworks Tunnel is now looking suitably run down and I hope captures the atmosphere of London N1 in the 30s.
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    Even with all the pollution, there is still some greenery, with ivy attacking quite vigorously. The tree next to it is at least 35 years old.
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    Tom Knapp’s magnificently painted Paget Mission building is now well bedded-in and has a LFB Street Alarm in front of it, as well as bollards at the end to protect it from way-ward vehicles. It will needs some signs on it
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    Meanwhile, the entrance to the KX Goods Yard is looking a bit more official.
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    Tim
     
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  10. Ian Smeeton

    Ian Smeeton Member

    Hi tim,

    It was great to meet you at 'Laurie's Lair' this afternoon. I have to say that the photos, while great, do not do justice to the model. I cannot believe how much detail you have got into a model of such a small scale. More power to your elbow.

    Regards


    Ian