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PostPosted: September 25th, 2012, 9:44 pm 
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Excellent job matching the paint colour for the backdrop Splash. There is a short YouTube video of one chaps method of making cobbles which may be of use to you if the split peas don't work out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BntqDGP13PY

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Cheers Al that could be a good option.

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I have started laying down the split peas just using good old PVA glue.

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Two nights work sticking split peas has got me to this stage. I'm happy with the effect and think after a coat of paint and a wash it should look OK.

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I'd be tempted to put some grout on so the 'cobbles' don't look really really high.

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PostPosted: September 28th, 2012, 5:21 am 
I'd give them a spray of diluted white glue first to seal them.

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The slit peas are looking good splash,

If I need a cobble street I now know how to do it!

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Ian wrote:
I'd be tempted to put some grout on so the 'cobbles' don't look really really high.

Good idea Ian, I found an old tub of ready mixed grout in a cupboard and gave the peas a quick coat.

I think it has toned down the cobbles to a more realistic depth.

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Nicely done, this is getting better and better!
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I have given the base a coat of black primer and then dry brushed it with a light brown and it's now looking less like split pea soup.

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PostPosted: October 7th, 2012, 10:42 pm 
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This kit is fighting me all the way, the plastic is very brittle and has a habit of snapping every time I just look at it, plus every part has a seam line and ejection pin mark that needs fixing.

Having said that it is a classic Airfix kit and still one of my old time favourites, tonight I did some more work on the base and have started to assemble the fire engine.

I need a bit of advice, the box art looks like the chassis is black but all the photos of the original show it red, what should I do Black or Red?

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PostPosted: October 8th, 2012, 10:40 am 
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Even if you know it will be "wrong", go with the box art mate, otherwise people will notice and point it out. At Farnborough I had at least two people point out (very nicely and politely) that I had positioned one of the cars on my SR-N4 hovercraft diorama in the wrong place - they weren't wrong either, and I had a picture of the original box art attached to the diorama, so it was there for all to see!

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P.S. If it bugs you, you can always repaint it to the correct colour when you get it back after the Telford display (and UK tour next year of course :ha: ).

P.P.S. Found a photo to illustrate the point - notice how in the box art picture the green car has only just left the ramp, whereas I've positioned it a bit further away - two people picked me up on that alone (but ignored the missing van to the left - which doesn't come with the kit anyway!).

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Thanks Beany that's sound advice, so I have just re sprayed the underside black.

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