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Re: MexRev scenery
« Reply #30 on: December 18, 2020, 03:10:04 AM »
I think your right, when you use 20mm buildings for 15mm, I think the biggest problem is the doors and especially door frames. If they look too big and you can scale them down ? Everything else doesn’t really matter.
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Re: MexRev scenery
« Reply #31 on: December 18, 2020, 05:05:15 PM »
I tend not to use 20mm buildings in their entirety but I do use the detailing kits and building accessories and component parts with some success. The shack in this 15mm PP Back of Beyond scenario is adapted from the Dapol/Airfix railway accessories weighbridge office, with two layers of the horizontal boards removed to reduce the overall height and substitute 'corrugated iron' plastic roofing and a matchstick and balsa verandah added...

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Re: MexRev scenery
« Reply #32 on: December 18, 2020, 07:52:53 PM »
That shack certainly looks the part, Neil!

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Re: MexRev scenery cacti etc.
« Reply #33 on: December 19, 2020, 05:49:24 PM »
I've been experimenting with some seasonal ingredients...
Defunct plastic Christmas tree parts - cropped with a scalpel.
The tips will make passable yucca/agave plants.
The stems will make the basis for large cacti like seguaro and Mexican giant cacti (and even have handy holes for pegged basing)
The loose leaves can be glued into clumps to make patches of tall grasses ideal for revolutionaries to hide behind...

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Re: MexRev scenery
« Reply #34 on: December 19, 2020, 06:01:54 PM »
They look good, Neil. But aren't you supposed to wait until after Christmas to cut the tree down?

Or have you taken Mr Johnson's cancellation of Christmas literally?  ;)

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Re: MexRev scenery
« Reply #35 on: December 19, 2020, 06:22:12 PM »
  ;D ;D ;D ;D retasking old plastic Christmas tree bits seems very much like a lockdown activity, Simon...
My modelling plans are still very much weather dependent since the wife hates solvent based glues stinking out the joint...

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Re: MexRev scenery
« Reply #36 on: December 19, 2020, 09:26:57 PM »
Fair enough, Neil. There's a dwindling list of things we are currently allowed to do!

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Re: MexRev scenery
« Reply #37 on: December 23, 2020, 05:14:57 PM »
It's Christmas and the cacti are growing! - the agaves are being planted and the brush is springing up high enough to hide a sombrero-wearing zapatista...

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Re: MexRev scenery
« Reply #38 on: December 23, 2020, 05:32:34 PM »
Well done Neil

What you feeding them on?

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Re: MexRev scenery
« Reply #39 on: December 23, 2020, 05:39:29 PM »
Are they nails + Milliput, Neil?

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Re: MexRev scenery
« Reply #40 on: December 23, 2020, 06:24:36 PM »
Saguaro Cacti are indeed nails glued to a base with high-grab glue, then clad in finescale milliput and sculpted. Branches will be added using florist wire armatures. The agaves are tips from redundant plastic christmas tree parts.

A teaser photo of the village and church now the basic block shells are constructed - comprising 4 blocks - a poor terrace block, a somewhat better-off terrace with a patio to rear, a cantina with shops and a n other quarter with a mix of shops and houses.
At the other end will be the railway station, yard and water tower with telegraph poles etc. the village will have a scatter of single houses around the periphery...

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Re: MexRev scenery
« Reply #41 on: December 23, 2020, 07:03:19 PM »
Nice work Neil.... have been enjoying the pictures & ideas a great deal.

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Re: MexRev scenery
« Reply #42 on: December 23, 2020, 07:36:48 PM »
Those buildings are coming along very well indeed!

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Re: MexRev scenery
« Reply #43 on: December 23, 2020, 09:27:14 PM »
My southern rebels would fight and die over that lovely scenery Neil

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Re: MexRev scenery
« Reply #44 on: December 23, 2020, 10:37:32 PM »
This is something of a departure for me - doing most of the scenery first before I have ANY figures! Until then the only thing that will be moving down these streets are model tumbleweeds!

To complete the scene there has to be a couple of old boys seated somewhere in the shade putting the world to rights or at least a solitary sombrero wearing hombre propping up a wall asleep...