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Hi all, I thought I'd share something I've been exploring recently in the realm of detailing trains. A lot of builders I know have found some way or another to detail their builds with lining- especially steam engines, where companies would choose to highlight the shape of their locomotives by following the edges with beautifully painted lines. There are multiple ways of doing this, all with different styles and effects to them. I thought i'd highlight a few I've noticed and share what I've done. I don't have the most experience, so if anyone uses other methods, please highlight them!! The 'purest', and possibly easiest way to do lines, of course, is to brick-build them. Here is an excellent example from BritishBricks on Flickr, who used this method for his amazing 'Duchess of Hamilton' and streamlined P2 design - not only for the lines, but for the letters of the tender also: For boiler lining, an interesting method is to use official Lego elastic bands, seen here on Andrew Harvey's Metro Line builds. Another popular alternative is to print or decal the lines on, For example on @Paperballpark's Flying Scotsman (Printed) and WideSquare Media's 'Thomas' MOC (Decals): The method I went with myself was to use stickers. You can get special tape (Google 'TrimLine tape'), usually used on model planes. It takes a steady hand and a lot of patience (neither of which I think I have, but oh well), but for smaller trains, like narrow gauge or 6 - wide, it seemed the most effective (and possibly economical) option. Of course, You don't necessarily have to use just one method- you can mix and match! Carl Geartrix has used multiple methods in the same build and they look terrific! I hope this post has helped people with their builds, let me know if I have missed any methods!! -Isaac.
Hello. I was wondering how members create their own customized labels of logos when creating your own Lego models. What kind of materials do you print on and what kinds of printers are you using to create your own model logos, signs and details? Thanks. Steven
I don't know if anyone else has mentioned this yet, but I've noticed that LEGO seems to be printing too many details on this summer's Star Wars minifigures. Take Luke, for example: he has so many lines on his face that it makes him look downright ugly. What was wrong with his previous face prints? Other examples include General Veers from the AT-AT and Owen Lars from the UCS Sandcrawler. Does anyone else think that these figures are becoming too detailed? Or is it just me?
Hello Once again a Middle Earth MOC This time one of my most favorite places in the world of Tolkien after Hobbiton: Rivendell I'm a big fan of the unique architecture and tried to cature the feeling in this little diorama. All pictures. Hope you like it. Greetings Jonas