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Great North Roads Interview
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Posted: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 - 08:07 AM GMT+7
Darren Baker talks to the owner of Great North Roads and asks what are your plans and where are going with the company.

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easyco69
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Posted: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 - 08:21 AM GMT+7
i like the bridge
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Posted: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 - 12:11 PM GMT+7
very cool products; excellent dioramas;
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Posted: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 - 12:32 PM GMT+7
They have a grand range of products. I like the GNR bases.

Al
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Posted: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 - 12:36 PM GMT+7
GNR are a great company. As mentioned in the article, it's only the P&P that stops me buying all the kits I'd like. I'm really happy to see the company do well.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 - 05:13 PM GMT+7
Good stuff. As good as Verlinden's buildings at half the price! I have used about half a dozen of GNR's Buildings and bunkers in the past and have always been pleased with the end result. Usually pick up one of their kits at either Duxford or War and Peace show.
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Posted: Thursday, November 06, 2014 - 03:10 PM GMT+7
I do like the GNR stuff but I wish it was cast in resin.

Plaster has that annoying tendency to chip, and the resulting small but highly visible white dinks just leap out and draw the eye to them. Which is why I don't buy plaster diorama bases any more, I just got fed up of having to constantly touch them up.

Good luck to them though. Glad to see that they are still trading.

- Steve
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Posted: Thursday, November 06, 2014 - 03:18 PM GMT+7
That's an interesting point. I've started using diorama debris moulds and use a coloured casting powder. It would be a good idea if companies like GNR did the same thing. A simple grey or brown earth tone just to take away the darkness of the white.
BobJ
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Posted: Thursday, November 06, 2014 - 03:35 PM GMT+7
Try painting with a mix of white glue{I use "No more nails") and water before Painting. This sets rock hard and helps with anti-chipping!! I always do this, works for me!
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I do like the GNR stuff but I wish it was cast in resin.

Plaster has that annoying tendency to chip, and the resulting small but highly visible white dinks just leap out and draw the eye to them. Which is why I don't buy plaster diorama bases any more, I just got fed up of having to constantly touch them up.

Good luck to them though. Glad to see that they are still trading.

- Steve