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Realistic Painting Tips :- ' Hunkered Down ' U.S. Army On30 Boxcar
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I think that the "atmospheric" background is great, Dallas!

Much better than plain white, but doesn't draw the eye away from the subject.

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Wow! What a great tutorial. Thanks a million Dallas.

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Thanks guys!



Diorama 99.9% done ... time for a short winter's nap! :y:



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And that's just cool, Dallas. A little snow and everything. Say, is the red car a variation of the same kit?



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mwiz64 wrote: And that's just cool, Dallas. A little snow and everything. Say, is the red car a variation of the same kit?
Thanks, Mike!  The Army boxcar is an upcoming release (new "Hunkered Down" series ... so the paint scheme is appropriate!) ... that one is an 18' composite boxcar.  The red boxcar is an existing kit, 20' steel boxcar.  The steel boxcar is a "squished" version of the EBT style car ... and the wood boxcar is a "narrowed" version of a standard gauge Army boxcar rotting away on the EBT.



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As I mentioned on your facebook, absolutely great work here!



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Stunning job Dallas ! Appreciate the tuto on painting..........




now I have to order some of them soon...



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Nice job on the diorama! Are you going to add some foreground trees?



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Ray Dunakin wrote: Nice job on the diorama! Are you going to add some foreground trees?
Thanks, Ray!  If you look closely at the last photo, there's a little bare tree on the right side in front of the red boxcar ... I might add a few more of those, but I'm going to deliberately keep the front "open" so I can use it as a photo prop.  There are a few stumps along the front side of the track to show where big trees were cut down ... and I could "stage' some trees for other shots (just temporarily placed) ... but the basic idea was to have the whole thing as a photo prop, so the scenery slopes down toward the viewer to allow low-angle shots ... and a bit of curve in the track to allow straight or 3/4 shots, etc.

But, as you suggest, it would be fun to have some removable trees to do some "in the woods" shots ... hope to find time for that eventually! :)



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Whew ... fiinally finished the "full write-up" on this one.  You can find it:

http://bouldervalleymodels.com/index.php?main_page=page&id=24

Hope y'all find something interesting and/or useful!  Thanks for your encouragement along the way. :Salute:

Last edited on Mon Feb 25th, 2013 10:48 am by Dallas_M



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