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#241 Ember

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 08:15 PM

Been doing a bit more work around the track. Some sneak peek photos. The glue is even still wet.

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I think I might've found one spot on the track where the MrSlotMazda doesn't look too out of place.
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#242 Ember

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 06:21 PM

Thought it appropriate for another comparative overview.

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As at December 2010

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As at August 2011

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As at August 2012
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Posted 30 August 2012 - 06:30 PM

G' day Ember ,Very Flash, I think the track fits the landscape better ,but I'm very interested in how it drives.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 07:08 PM

Definitely a different beast to what it was before it was painted. Has changed the preferred tyre choice a little. MJKs do not hook up anywhere near as well as on the bare plastic. But Fabio urethanes are brilliant. The surprise of the bunch is that Racer rubber (untreated) is absolutely brilliant on the new surface.
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Posted 01 September 2012 - 02:28 PM

Coming along nicely Embs! Need to sow some more grass in the foreground. :)

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 02:50 PM

Rabbits have been bad at that end of the track KK. ;)

Looking to get some of the 12mm Noch and 10mm Heki grass fibres. But I'll have to shop overseas for it. Frustrating searching for one place that handles both brands.
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Posted 01 September 2012 - 03:07 PM

Hi Ember,

Track definately looks better painted and more 'lifelike'. Not sure if I missed something earlier in your thread about painting the track but did you put a clear coat over the paint.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 03:38 PM

It does have a 'clear' coat, Matt. I use the quotes because it's not really clear. I wanted a flat finish because I didn't see the point in painting plastic track only to add an unrealistic shine with a sealing coat. So, on Mel's suggestion (OntheFlipside that is) I used an untinted base as the sealing coat. The suede would've been fine to drive on on its own but I wanted to be able to see tyre marks build up. Therefore the top coat was required.
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:04 PM

Had some black paint leftover in the palette and decided to put it to use on a couple of spots that didn't quite work to my liking.

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And at the other end a bit of extra work made up for the loss of detail from the 'clear' coat.
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:51 PM

That really looks great Ember.Looks very realistic.The Escort looks at home on that surface.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:15 PM

Can you share how you did the cracking effect Embs?
It looks fabulous.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:52 PM

Cam, it's really as simple as painting lines with a fine 0 liner brush. Long fibre makes it easier to produce a continuous line. Just used artists acrylic carbon black (yup, pure black for a change) mixed with water. Just building up the intensity of colour on the cracks where it seems to require it. The stronger black meant for less bleeding which kept the lines finer.
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:55 AM

Embs, been too long!
I've just gone over the last few pages (I've missed a lot!) and WOW!!, your detail work is right up there!
I hope you've posted your progress on the 'other' sites... I see Brad and Jim shaking their heads too!
Well done!
I like the suede treatment... looks just right for the road surface.
Cheers,
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:21 AM

Thanks Dick. Been missing you round here boyo. Good to see you drop by even if it is for sad reasons. Any nibbled on your track?

There has been one advantage to writing scenery articles, the track gets work done on it as every story requires a build.

Still posting progress on a couple of other sites. But Brad has not been seen in a year or so. Bill (jmswms) is still hard at it on a commissioned track.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:41 PM

looks real good,,

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:46 PM

Track's sold Embs!
Will be moving it out in the new year, the new owner will organise a truck and I have some re-renovating to do!!! Gotta knock out a temp wall and then rebuild it!
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:11 AM

Good news, but sad Dick. Your track is one of the ones that started me on this whole saga. But at least it will still survive somewhere.
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:03 AM

Woah.... back the slot truck up!
You can't hold me responsible for the outstanding work you do!
There's no way I've got anything to do with that!! ;)
Cheers,
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:28 AM

View PostEmber, on 06 April 2009 - 08:36 PM, said:

The little plastic plan....

The track is Scaley analogue.

The table is 3.5m by 1.5m.

The space is limited.

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The elevation variation is 300mm all up.

So. That's the plan. The table has been installed and will fold against the wall along the edge with the straight. The journey has commenced.

Embs
Do you have a parts list for this layout?
It's hard to tell a few of the corners...

Thanks Embs...

Here's hoping that I have enough pieces between my brother and I to build this layout as it looks great...
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:13 AM

Had a feeling I'd posted it somewhere. Gee... I had to get out the way back machine and dig deep into the Photobucket, but I did manage to find it. Hope it helps.

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