00 gauge, British railway, Goathland Station aka Hogwarts Station a real preservation station in England

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Jaz avalley

Station cat
Et tu Brute …us
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Jaz avalley

Station cat
Cont’d…
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Jaz avalley

Station cat
We all want something we just cannot source, happens to me all the time, which means we need to utilise what we have, no matter what I think it is worth trying to make it look good. I wanted a Scottie,at the time I could not source it, so some fine copper wire, some putty and sone paint later
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Jaz avalley

Station cat
I think all aspects of the layout deserve a little effort, reference is always prime
camping coaches
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i am tempted by the well weathered
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real
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model, these were a limited edition, the words camping coach are on some real and painted over in others

Model
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Real
 
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Jaz avalley

Station cat
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as bought

painted window panes to match
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the real thing
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and was happy until I realised there was a sign

So I added one
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the sign sized for printing off
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the reference sign before sizing
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the picture that made me think, oh yeah I want that!
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Jaz avalley

Station cat
These white metal models are. Morris Dancers, Googling them will bring up loads of bell ringing and musicians with dancers and stick bashing lol
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I went two colour versions for the opponents, I wonder if the horses head was an early days mafia mob connection …grins
they often have handkerchiefs and I added some white paper squares
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and whilst at it added sone flowers to the hats another popular feature
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dancing at the funeral of a member of the team
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Jaz avalley

Station cat
My aim is to always fool you, if only for a second, to this end I use the best models I can,and if I know certain models will help the scene but scream model I place them, to hide any elements scream out, hiding base stands, or placing far enough backwards or forwards against the focus point to blur them, so they can be mistaken, I turn faces to the side or away if really bad, these sheep benefit, as does the pilot

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at this distance the base on top of the ballast is not too obvious

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closer the painting detail is more focused showing all the paint details so screams model, the base at least is hidden in the ballast

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reference

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a back view, with a red arrow,shame the base is screaming
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I do not like photoshopping but I bit the bullet and did it here to see if it improved the photo, the model is still to close though and my paint work clearly shows up the lack of fine detail
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this one slightly further back, again photoshopped to remove the figure base, but now the detail is less obvious, the vehicles were placed to hide the fact the red arrow jet is on a base as well. I should fine tune the Red Cross on the ⛑ helmet, yes white on red not red on white :D

edit= I think the white note pad squares need lifting,ithink I have placed them on the knees not the thighs.When I have the paint to hand this will be an easy fix.
 




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