Saturday, 31 December 2011
Tomorrow the Christmas tree comes down, and while looking at it I was wondering how I can better the FF fir tree in RWs.
I was never that happy with it but it is hard to get the shape/body and depth in the tree without the polys mounting up. I can certainly make a nice looing 2D version but some 3D versions for close to the track would be cool. Here I have just being playing around with some textures and these are not the final ones, but I think I might be able to make something out of it for fir trees up past Witton le wear.
Saturday, 24 December 2011
Friday, 23 December 2011
Sunday, 18 December 2011
Woodhead is by no means out the woods just yet but it is looking pretty special for most of it, in the new year the guys involved will give it a blitz.
SO where does that leave my route, will it ever get done!
The good news is I have found someone willing to aid me in the track laying. This is a major step forward.
I will not put a date against this route but I think 2012 will be pretty special.
More updates to follow over the festive period (as long as the missus allows me some time at the pc!)
Saturday, 19 November 2011
So many projects hard to keep track of what I have been doing!
Project Woodhead and the other loco projects I have been involved in has taken up much of my free time. However I do hope to get back to this route over Christmas and into the new year with a 2012 launch. (fingers crossed)
TS2012 is huge and the number of users just keeps on growing! We certainly have come along way since RS days.
You will have noticed that my time on forums has been reduced, much of this is down to work and family (my little boy growing up!)
I plan on cutting back even further from forums too for my own sanity, anyone who wishes to communicate with me can do so in the comments section here(stay on topic please) or if TS2012 issues/questions or just want to contact me then do so by emailing Support@railsimulator.com
I loved being involved with some of the community on the forums and I have made many friends, certainly was fun banter most of the time but I just don't have the time or energy to do work/life and keep my hobbies and other interests going as well as keep track and post in all the various threads in random forums.
Its been a long 6 years and if I am to last a further 6 years I need to stop burning the mid night oil candle from both ends so to speak. :)
So, more posts on WVR very soon which I am very excited about, and less posts on forums.
I wish everyone luck in their projects.
Tuesday, 6 September 2011
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Go here and click on the launch GIS, from ther eyou can go back through old maps of the durham area. been a great help plotting the route.
Here is a picture of the engine shed, I have a few others that show slightly different views but none give me a full idea of what it looks like on all sides, I will make my best guess.
Sunday, 14 August 2011
Saturday, 13 August 2011
Monday, 8 August 2011
This will be the small shunting loco that will join the other locos in the route. Just need to find out some dimensions and maybe some drawings. If not I can go for the Hawthorn instead.
Sunday, 7 August 2011
Saturday, 6 August 2011
Wednesday, 3 August 2011
Amazed at how folks on discussion pages (BBC 606 for example, or comments left on youtube videos) behave and conduct themselves, it's jaw dropping.
I read Lord of the Flies ages ago as most of us did at school, I picked it back up and re read it recently, and while still an uncomfortable read (even more so being a parent) I could not help but smile when I came across something that I see mimicked on the internet or in forums.
I look forward to seeing how the internet evolves over the years, but I'm sure there will always be a virtual soap box to get up on. (Even if no one is listening)
Thursday, 28 July 2011
Sunday, 24 July 2011
Sunday, 17 July 2011
Monday, 4 July 2011
Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Monday, 27 June 2011
Monday, 20 June 2011
Sunday, 19 June 2011
Here is my work in progress image of the large building at the top of Grey St which over looked the track side water tower.
This is the first of a selection of buildings that were on the far side of platform 4.
I will play about with a few elements before I texture it so they are the correct proportions. Once done I will put together to put in my route.
Sunday, 8 May 2011
Railway pub at 12 in West Hampstead for a number (best not say how many) of lovely Tribute beers before heading to the ground.
Sunday, 20 March 2011
Sunday, 30 January 2011
Tuesday, 25 January 2011
Saturday, 22 January 2011
I have a number of photos from the time but only this Video that my wife made into a DVD for me.
I think she just liked to see me in green tights!
Oh well, enjoy the bodge it and scarper production!
Batman vs the Siddler
Thursday, 20 January 2011
Wednesday, 19 January 2011
No real update today, but as it is my birthday I am going to spend the day oil painting, got a few ready to start, can I really paint the Deerhouse one more time from the same spot? Of course I can, just paint it bigger each time!
Monday, 17 January 2011
While making assets I often try and get the feel of an area rather that worry about getting it exactly right. I try and get the right number of houses in the street and match the window layout and brick colour etc, but I do not worry about every house looking as it does now. I don't live there anymore, I don't have the time to go to that detail, and i think it would not be that much fun. Also, I am modelling the route in the 50's so much would have changed anyway.
:) and I'm sticking to that.
Sunday, 16 January 2011