O Gauge Figures

Discussion in 'Workbenches, including workshop techniques.' started by Prairie Tank, 8 January 2019.

  1. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

    One of my favourite parts of our amazing hobby is adding details to lay outs, a big part of this is figures. Vignettes tell a story and bring the lay out to life and you need figures to do this with.

    As well as painting figures for my own lay out I have been lucky and very honoured to be asked to paint a lot for my friends lay out. This thread is to show you what I have done and what I am currently doing.

    I hope you like it. John :)
     
  2. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

    "Look Grandad" Train spotting with your Grand children, what could be more enjoyable?

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  3. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

    'You Are Never To Old To be In Love'

    After 50 years of marriage, Richard and Rosy Watkins are still very much in love. They have always enjoyed 'stepping out' together and still take regular walks, all be it at a much slower pace now a days, along the cliff tops over looking Shelby Wood sidings.

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  4. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

    'Tea Break'

    It's tea break time at Shelby Wood Sidings, George as just finished an extended night shift, he is filling the last lamp before he heads home, he will have his tea when he gets there.

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  5. Paul Cambridge

    Paul Cambridge Western Thunderer

    John, You’re teasing us with these little cameos. What about the railway side of the fence please?
     
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  6. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

    Old Mrs Brown has lived in her line side cottage for more than 70 years. It has become the norm for the crew of the days first goods train out of Shelby Wood Sidings, to take her a bucket of coal. A blind eye is always turned to this unscheduled stop and a five minute delay is always put on the next train to leave. No one can remember exactly how long this practise as been going on, suffice to say that the same thing was done for Mrs Browns Mother.
    Here we see the bucket filled and the crew of Pannier Tank 3716 getting ready for the off while a PY gang are briefed on the work planned for the day.
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  7. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

    I will start a thread for Shelby Wood Sidings Paul ;)

    John :)
     
  8. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

    My friends lay out is HUGE, there are well over 100 figures to paint or repaint so there is plenty for me to do.

    Here are a few that I have finished.

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  9. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

  10. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

    I have used the train spotting figures in different settings...…….

    It's young Brian's birthday and at great cost, his parents have bought him a camera, no less! His birthday treat is a picnic in Shelby Wood and of course he has brought his new camera with him.

    We see Brian here, juggling the camera and instruction book has his Dad, Mum, Sister and Brother stand patiently to have their photo taken...….

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    For his first attempt with his new camera, the photo's did not turn out to bad...……..
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  11. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

    Grand Ma ain't 'appy……….

    Katie's brother, William, was a little envious of her kite so Grand Pa Joe has been busy in his shed, up grading Katie's Kite and making one for Will.

    To brighten them up a bit he decided to add some patterns, not being very good with a paint brush, he decided to 'borrow' some of his good lady's best lace doyles, which he glued in place.

    The kids both love their kites but "Grand Ma ain't 'appy"

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  12. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

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    Now look here - we sometimes have to comment on WT about how unethical it is to post photos of real trains, and claim it is a model :mad:

    .... but taking photos of real people and claiming they are models just takes it to another level!! :rant:

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    Amazing work. Simply amazing. :drool: :thumbs:
     
  13. Lyndhurstman

    Lyndhurstman Western Thunderer

    Hello @Prairie Tank

    I second what @Jordan has said. Smashing figures, and arranged in lovely cameos. Wonderful modelling.

    Cheers

    Jan
     
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  14. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

    Thank you both for your kind comments.

    John :)
     
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  15. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

    Six more finished for my friends lay out :)


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  16. Paul Cambridge

    Paul Cambridge Western Thunderer

    John, Thank you for taking the time to write up your techniques. It has been most instructive.
     
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  17. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

    WIP Floral dress.

    All to be shadowed and blended in yet but I have done the fiddley bit :)

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  18. paulc

    paulc New Member

    You get around John but the painting is still terrific.
    Cheers Paul
     
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  19. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

    Thanks Paul.

    My dad was the same, he owned a bike ;) lol

    John :)
     
  20. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

    I am half way through the latest delivery for my friends lay out.

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