Category Archives: Sulle – France in 2mm

Building work to March 2017

It’s been some time since the last post, so here’s a brief update. I’ve been spending modelling time on the block of buildings by the river. As there are seven of them, it is taking quite some time, especially as … Continue reading

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Comment créer les fond de décor maison

Le procès que j’ai dévéloppé (si on peut l’aggrandir comme ҫa) n’est ni rapide ni bon marché – mais il peut créer un fond de décor adapté précisement pour votre réseau. J’ai des procès bien bizarre, et peut-etre qu’il puissent … Continue reading

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Home-made photographic back scenes

The process I have developed (if you can call it that) is neither quick nor particularly cheap – but it can provide a tailor-made backscene to enhance your model. I have evolved some rather esoteric procedures here, and it may … Continue reading

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Next building underway/ Le prochain bâtiment en fabrication

Just a couple of pictures to show progress with the next set of buildings. These are the houses along the river. I chose them specifically for their eccentric mix of shapes and textures and they are keeping me very well … Continue reading

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Small step, big impact/ petit pas, grand éffet

One can sometimes work away on a model for hours and produce something whose effect is marginal. And sometimes the opposite is true – a simple job whose effect is huge. I have just completed one end of the backscene, … Continue reading

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Opinions wanted!/ Des avis cherchés!

What do you think of this? This is a mock-up of the buildings from Eymoutiers that I had planned for the site next to the bridge. (Those in Tulle are smaller but very dull…) Do the buildings overpower the scene … Continue reading

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More therapy/ Encore de thérapie

Several new developments over recent weeks. The most noticeable is the completion of the house next to the level crossing. Nothing unusual about its construction, though I have made use of York Modelmaking’s diamond tiles for the first time. I … Continue reading

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L’Auberge du Pont

I have used the Christmas period to complete Chez Moreno, the auberge by the bridge. After quite a time convalescing and doing very little, I am finding some gentle modelling to be quite good therapy. The original is a rather … Continue reading

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Methods/téchniques – 2

This is the second instalment of my thoughts on scenic techniques… Topography and landscape. No surprises here either. The baseboards were made open-topped from 9mm ply and about 15cm deep, so that the river valley had sufficient depth. The spaces were … Continue reading

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A little about methods/ Un petit peu sur les téchniques

I’ve been asked for some more details of my scenic techniques…I’ll take that as a compliment! The trouble is, there is nothing at all unusual about most of them, the only exception perhaps being how I make my back scenes, … Continue reading

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