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 Posted: Tue Jan 31st, 2006 03:15 pm
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Great Todd ...

Ah your pics seem to have tuned into address.  :rah:


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 Posted: Tue Jan 31st, 2006 05:15 pm
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Yep, the dang wild thumbs on the loose.

I guess I've got to get our techy to fix that errant little thumb sucker Lynn.

:bang:  :bang:  :bg:




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Now THAT is some impressive modeling.



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 Posted: Thu Feb 2nd, 2006 06:31 am
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Did I ever mention that this an awesome little piece of modeling?

Not to mention the way you took the pictures!

GREAT

The ground-cover and the logs are 1st class,
what throws me off though, and I hope you don't get it wrong,
is the dark green stuff  :(

But maybe it only looks that off-color in the picture.




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 Posted: Sat Feb 4th, 2006 07:24 pm
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Werner

Never mind that green stuff,

that's where the ol' cabin owner peeled his corn on the cob for dinner,

and left the peelings.  :bg:  :cool:



Matt, let me tell you, them windows were a son of a bugger.

Last time for awhile i make my own windows!!! :bang:

As to the firewood, well ive got a bandsaw and a small chisel and small hammer,

I cut and split it by hand just like in the real world cept much smaller of course.

The firewood sticks are a scale 20-24" long. :)




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Tileguy wrote:
the ol' cabin owner peeled his corn on the cob for dinner and left the peelings.


Ahhh, that explains it all.  :cool:

- that old slob.....




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Todd, this is a great looking diorama.

I've looked at the photos several times this past week.

Everything is very nicely done.  :apl:


It appears that you used a variety of materials for the ground cover.

What all did you use?


Whatever it is, it's a good mix.


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 Posted: Fri Feb 10th, 2006 06:58 pm
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It's a blend of several layers:

Latex Paint and some light sand layed on wet.

Followed by Woodland Scenics turf blend,
and some grass green tossed about here and there.

The third layer is my home made ground schrapnel,
which I make from oak and maple leaves and cypress mulch,
blended and screened into 3 sizes.

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 Posted: Fri Feb 10th, 2006 07:14 pm
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Almost forgot,
there is a little bit of finely chopped colored lichens in there also,
for some different coloring,
grey greens etc.

:)


Thanks Mike,

I take that as a real compliment coming from you,
who I consider one of the masters in the model railroad circles I run in,
and among the finest I've seen.

I know you're going to say what about Chuck Doan,
granted he's fabulous and not within my grasp as a modeler to emmulate.
He's like the quarterback that holds all those unbreakable records LOL.

Your work is more realistically attainable for me,
as you work at a level that reaches great (in fact your stuff is real eye candy)
yet it is without having to spend 50000 hours on a single garage interior!!

Your work tells enough of the story and has alot to see,
without going overboard and getting so caught up in one 12 x 12 area,
that you could never build an entire railroad.

Don't get me wrong, I love Chucks stuff,
I am however simply not in possession of that level of patience ............
I am glad that he is though,
but even more glad you have found a cut off point somewhere in between,
because I'd have to go looking again if you up the bar on realism any more!!!




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 Posted: Fri Feb 10th, 2006 09:32 pm
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Fooled me. 

I thought I was looking at the prototype for a model. 

Great modelling.

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