Extended Great North Roads Base

Joined: November 3rd, 2012, 11:06 pm

July 19th, 2017, 7:38 pm #1




I bought the Great North Roads corner-vignette Dio Base from Sean Mullarkey a couple of years ago at the Nationals and have never found a satisfactory use for it.



I also had some corner shelves in a quarter circle shape so I decided to put the two together to use as a base for my M20 armoured car and a Sherman (What else?)

I glued the Great North Roads piece to the shelf abnd then made a retaining mould by wrapping a piece of foam board around the front and sides and poured coloured plaster in

While the plaster was drying I shaped it to match the profile of the road and pavement so now all I have to do is add the vehicles and rubble and carved the remaining exposed area with cobbles and paving stones





great north road1 by Pat McGrath, on Flickr











great north road5 by Pat McGrath, on Flickr
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Joined: October 28th, 2012, 6:03 pm

July 19th, 2017, 8:17 pm #2

Nice one Pat.
I like how the building is offest on the corner and that it's not pure right angles. :>
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Joined: June 6th, 2017, 11:19 am

July 20th, 2017, 2:48 pm #3

Very nice. Although I could see the cobbled road driving you nuts :) Then again who am I to talk. I once hand painted a Hannover CLII in Lozenge pattern.
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Joined: November 1st, 2012, 12:05 pm

July 20th, 2017, 4:46 pm #4

Nice work, Pat. Since the building is a ruin, will the Sherman be burnt out? :-" :-"

Philip
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Joined: November 3rd, 2012, 11:06 pm

July 20th, 2017, 9:36 pm #5

Marklo wrote:Very nice. Although I could see the cobbled road driving you nuts :) Then again who am I to talk. I once hand painted a Hannover CLII in Lozenge pattern.
Ah but remember once I mark where the Sherman is to go and put some rubble in place there won't be many cobblestones to carve ;)



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July 20th, 2017, 9:37 pm #6

Prenton wrote:Nice work, Pat. Since the building is a ruin, will the Sherman be burnt out? :-" :-"

Philip
No but there might room for a burnt out VW beetle :D


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September 17th, 2017, 10:11 am #7

Wow, big undertaking Pat.

Great work dude :>
Glen

On the bench:
1/35 Revell Dingo GE A3.3 PatSi (mine protected APC)
1/16 Trumpeter T-72B1 with Kontakt ERA
1/35 AML-30 prototype
1/35 Djibouti BTR-60 with AML-90 turret
1/72 S-Models BMD w/scratch slat armour.
And about 100 other part built kits... ;)


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Joined: November 3rd, 2012, 11:06 pm

May 16th, 2018, 8:46 pm #8



I finally got around to scribing the cobbles into this.

2018-05-16_09-01-36


I now have tyo find some way to make the difference between the moulded cobblestones and the scribed ones not so obvious


2018-05-16_09-00-31



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June 22nd, 2018, 12:17 pm #9

Parkadge wrote:I now have tyo find some way to make the difference between the moulded cobblestones and the scribed ones not so obvious



Pat,

Just have rubble spilling out onto the street, from the building, more so in that area than others?

#whereis the piano :bat:
Glen

On the bench:
1/35 Revell Dingo GE A3.3 PatSi (mine protected APC)
1/16 Trumpeter T-72B1 with Kontakt ERA
1/35 AML-30 prototype
1/35 Djibouti BTR-60 with AML-90 turret
1/72 S-Models BMD w/scratch slat armour.
And about 100 other part built kits... ;)


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Joined: November 19th, 2012, 1:28 pm

June 22nd, 2018, 10:27 pm #10

Hi Pat,
Lovely work on them there cobbles.
Cheers
Joe M
On the bench in order of nearest to completion;
A Z Models 1/72 Morane "WR". (Schneider race entry from 1914).
SRAM Models 1/144 SIA 7-B (Resin)
Valom Models 1144 A pair of Sopwith Pups
MSD Models 1/72 Vickers Vimy 66 Commercial
Revell 1/72 Fokker D.VII conversion to a two seater
Curtiss Condor (added 24/4/18) 1/81




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