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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 01/14/2006 :  09:32:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good to hear from you Michael! Looking forward to the new pics.

Mike

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nalmeida
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Posted - 01/14/2006 :  3:52:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit nalmeida's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm also looking forward to some progress Michael!

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acousticco
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Posted - 03/04/2006 :  1:48:27 PM  Show Profile  Visit acousticco's Homepage  Reply with Quote
For all interested parties, Michael has been extending the chalk mine.
You can follow the progress here:
http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=908

-Cody



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nalmeida
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Posted - 03/04/2006 :  3:19:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit nalmeida's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the link Cody.

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 03/04/2006 :  4:25:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice to see Michael back at it!

Mike

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Drew
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Posted - 03/09/2006 :  2:36:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow!
This is really cool stuff!


(hmmm...this has given me some ideas that I may need to "borrow" )


-Drew-

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6100
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Posted - 03/12/2006 :  4:37:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit 6100's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks everyone for the compliments.
The extension of the chalk mine is moving along slowly, I have been working on a few different projects

The other project is the little Gn15 loco in this picture. It is built over a Thomas the tank engine series Percy.



I am continually learning new tricks and ways of doing things. It seems that I take one step forward and a couple back. I seem to be having some problems with the pictures today.

for a look at some of the other work I have been doing follow this link http://photobucket.com/albums/y169/my30mm/ to the photobucket galleries, the 3 1/2 inch gauge live steam loco has been taking up a lot of time lately.

regards Michael


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nalmeida
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Posted - 03/12/2006 :  5:52:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit nalmeida's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Well Michael that small locomotive looks WONDERFULL, and shiny. I saw the detail pictures on the photobucket site and was amazed by the detail on the little beast. Keep up the good work.

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 03/12/2006 :  7:53:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful little critter!

Mike

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6100
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Posted - 03/13/2006 :  12:35:19 AM  Show Profile  Visit 6100's Homepage  Reply with Quote
CritterCritter don't let Bertrand know that you called his locomotive a critter, he's likely to have a breakdown, why he was only telling me the other day how much he likes keeping Mercury spotless. even thogh it is pretty dusty inside that mine.

regards Michael


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nalmeida
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Posted - 03/13/2006 :  05:08:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit nalmeida's Homepage  Reply with Quote
LOL Michael, I see you have a story and are sticking to it :) If Bertrand wouldn't mind I would like to test his Mercury :)

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 03/13/2006 :  07:51:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Mike

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6100
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Posted - 03/14/2006 :  12:43:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit 6100's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The shed on the chalk mine extension needed a roof and of all the options I decided on a rusty corrugated steel roof.

First I downloaded the flat texture from
http://www.mayang.com/textures/index.htm
go to metal
then flat textures
then .6mb rusty metal

This website has the most amazing textures.

warning these are big files.

After playing with the colour in Corel I decided to stick with the original files(it is difficult to improve on nature).
next I printed up the image on some card coverstock then ran 8 foot scale strips through the fiskars crimper then cut them into 4 foot wide sheets and glued them to some matt board with spray adhesive.



I used a scriber to tear up the bottom edge to get a rusted broken look.

The next step was to go over the edge with some prisma colour pencils attempting to match the colours of the printing. Then a light stroke of brown conte crayon over the tops of the curves and blended with my fingers.




Finally set it up on the shed to check that the colour will work.




I think I might need to go over the edge again with a brown pentel pen to make sure that there is no white showing.

The other step I will look at is to give the roof a spray with fixative and while it is still wet add a dusting of some redish chalk. I will do a test first.

regards Michael
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acousticco
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Posted - 03/14/2006 :  02:08:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit acousticco's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Michael,
That looks really great. I think a spotless Mercury in a well used shed will contrast quite nicely.
-Cody

btw: It was nice talking to you about Garratts at the Supertrain show in Calgary



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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 03/14/2006 :  05:35:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Most excellent!

Mike

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