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by Steve Bennett
Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: C.A. Farms - A Tribute to Carl Arendt
Replies: 20
Views: 9920

Great tribute to Carl, I'm sure he will be smiling :)
by Steve Bennett
Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Santa's railway / Pizza for Christmas
Replies: 174
Views: 66411

If you want a number of punches it's cheaper to buy from States, bought 6 recently, under duty level as well. They produce v.small ones that seem not to be available in the UK unless Steve's link now stocks them. Just looked at my favorites - can't find the firm will have to locate the invoice. :cr...
by Steve Bennett
Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Wallace & Gromit - A Riveting Day Out.
Replies: 197
Views: 84250

This is a grand adventure these two are on :lol:
Great place to find the Rivets.
It's many years since I last went up on Mam Tor and I dont remember seeing any Parasol Rivets, but then I wasnt looking for them at the time :wink:
by Steve Bennett
Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Santa's railway / Pizza for Christmas
Replies: 174
Views: 66411

That's a really good substitute for the Noch laser mini ferns! Dont think they are quite up to the quality of the Noch ones, but the do give quite a nice representation of a fern from a distance. Do you know the manufacturer of your snowflake punch? I get most of my punches from HERE This particula...
by Steve Bennett
Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Santa's railway / Pizza for Christmas
Replies: 174
Views: 66411

Staying with the snowflake theme, another idea :roll: Paint the box and then get a snowflake paper punch and stick them on. You could even do it inside too if you are having a dark sky, it doesnt get light at the north pole in the winter Then after you have finished this project, get some green pape...
by Steve Bennett
Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Eastgate Farm
Replies: 7
Views: 3031

Good choice of name by the family Jon, fits the layout well.
Glad the DG Couplings went together ok for you, I'm sure you will enjoy their play value.
by Steve Bennett
Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 6 day special
Replies: 51
Views: 16353

It's very inspirational Jon! Something like that in Gnine would look gnice 8) Could look a bit like this Simon :) http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/stephenbennett/TestTrack.jpg Just 24" by 14" in 9mm gauge, the original post was here: http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=1515 It ha...
by Steve Bennett
Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gnutley Grange, another pizza saga and the techniques used.
Replies: 239
Views: 125768

All ths electrickery sound dangerous, think I will stick with the fly swat, only had 2 shocks from it so far :lol: One was intentional and the second an accident, but it reminded me to always ground it after use :roll: If I was doing large layouts though, I might have gone for one of THESE Not sure ...
by Steve Bennett
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Santa's railway / Pizza for Christmas
Replies: 174
Views: 66411

Looking good Glen, especially with the sacks onboard.
One thing though, Santa needs to have words with those elves. They need to spend less time sking and more looking after the equipment, that loco is filthy :lol:
by Steve Bennett
Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:03 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) What's this? (BEV mine loco)
Replies: 5
Views: 3054

I don't suppose anyone knows if the cab was a factory option or something tacked on by a previous owner? Well BEV did offer a cab as an option, but that's not one of theirs. The factory ones sat on top of the cab sides, with I think a couple of sockets on the inside, so it could be lifted off. Sod'...
by Steve Bennett
Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Forced perspective
Replies: 12
Views: 5448

:shock: Amazing Alan, you are either mad or inspired :) Thats some lovely looking decay on the hull of the boat and the sail is incredible considering what it is made from, not the obvious route. As for forced perspective, not something I have used myself, but looking at what others have done, it on...
by Steve Bennett
Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gnutley Grange, another pizza saga and the techniques used.
Replies: 239
Views: 125768

A makeup eyeliner brush would do to brush the grass into an upright position after the glue gets a grip. Hmmmm, not used eyeliner since the 1970's when David Bowie was a big influence and I was too young to know any better :lol: More seriously though, it probably would improve them, but would take ...
by Steve Bennett
Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gnutley Grange, another pizza saga and the techniques used.
Replies: 239
Views: 125768

Re: Another Grass Clumps Update

Is this just an electric fly swat with a strainer mounted in it? And its still running on batteries? And no other special power circuits? Where does that lead get wired to? If its that simple to do I might have a go at making one :roll: ( :twisted: even though the North Pole doesn't have any grass)...
by Steve Bennett
Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gnutley Grange, another pizza saga and the techniques used.
Replies: 239
Views: 125768

Gerry Bullock wrote:Gromit's going to try it later however he thinks his grass magnet might be a better way. :twisted:


:? Now I'm nervous :lol:
by Steve Bennett
Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gnutley Grange, another pizza saga and the techniques used.
Replies: 239
Views: 125768

Artizen wrote:I've never thought of turning my clumps upside down!


:lol: You really havent lived Ian, where is your sense of adventure :lol:
by Steve Bennett
Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gnutley Grange, another pizza saga and the techniques used.
Replies: 239
Views: 125768

Re: Another Grass Clumps Update

DCRfan wrote:To make the longer grass stand up have you tried turning the clumps upside down once the grass is in the glue?


:idea: I need to move to the southern hemisphere, that should do it :lol:
by Steve Bennett
Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gnutley Grange, another pizza saga and the techniques used.
Replies: 239
Views: 125768

Re: Another Grass Clumps Update

I have a layout with lots of 'storage area' for grass clumps :wink: It's just a pity they are Gn15 not 1:35th scale :lol: :lol: :lol: Sorry Paul, I'm not sure how to go about making them in 1:35th, not a scale I have worked in for many years. Perhaps some of the military modelling forums will be ab...
by Steve Bennett
Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gnutley Grange, another pizza saga and the techniques used.
Replies: 239
Views: 125768

Adrian wrote:I assume that you will be selling the surplus at the next exhibition you attend ?


:lol: No, I dont intend to start selling these, will leave that to the big boys who are better equipped for mass production :D
by Steve Bennett
Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 6 day special
Replies: 51
Views: 16353

Well done Jon, time to collapse in a heap now and catch up with some sleep, no doubt :lol:
Thats a fine display with the new one, plus Tetley Grange trying to hide in the middle and then one of my all time favourites, Mouldings Lane getting a showing by it's new owner :mrgreen:
by Steve Bennett
Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Stockers' line: the Pell Wall Agricultural Tramway
Replies: 80
Views: 36269

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Steve Bennett
Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Stockers' line: the Pell Wall Agricultural Tramway
Replies: 80
Views: 36269

Sounds good and a possible candidate for a miniature version :lol:
Wonder if we can get Rob to do a Busy Body version of Stockers for a 1:12 model, or are you ahead of me there :wink:
by Steve Bennett
Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Stockers' line: the Pell Wall Agricultural Tramway
Replies: 80
Views: 36269

:D Have often admired their Hesketh which they usually bring to NG North show.
So, are you going for ride-on or having a driving car behind :?:
Or should I wait and see :roll:
by Steve Bennett
Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Some teary-eyed nostalgia for you.
Replies: 34
Views: 12347

So, it runs and it doesn't look too bad. I'm thinking a refurbishment is definitely in order. When Purespring was started things like the static grass technique was in its infancy as was the modeling of plants in detail. I'd like to incorporate some of the new techniques in the upgrade. What do you...
by Steve Bennett
Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gnutley Grange, another pizza saga and the techniques used.
Replies: 239
Views: 125768

Another Grass Clumps Update

As requested, a bit more info on how I do the clumps. First up, here is my setup, more detail after the pic: http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/stephenbennett/GrassClumps06.jpg First up the engine that drives this, is a cheap flyswat/tea strainer purchased from ebay. I decided that for the price...
by Steve Bennett
Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gnutley Grange, another pizza saga and the techniques used.
Replies: 239
Views: 125768

Like the look of the 'clumps'. The only problem that I have is that I only drink instant coffee and never tea. Will have to find an alternative aggregate. I'm the same, the teabags are only used for modelling and for occassional visitors :lol: I use the cheapest I can find, a box of 100 teabags is ...

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