I think the colors on the photo's are pretty close to the real thing. They are indeed a bit bright. I've already done some east indian ink washes. Maybe I need to do one or two more. But I don't want the colors to dark either. Hmmm , we'll see.
Made some progress today with the grasses in the mining area. Also the ramp for the orecars is in place. It only needs some new paint on some spots. The metal chute to the orebin is not working ate the moment. The first part closest to the track is almost flat, the stone just fall on it and don't roll to the bin. I need to make a new one.
That looks really good Alwin. I particularly like the excellent perspective effect that you have made between the "real" scenery & the mountain back-scene - you cannot see the join between the two. Great grass effect. Nice truss bridge. The rock colour is perhaps slightly too bright but not untypical of a non-granite heavily mineralised mining district.
The rock colour is indeed a bit bright. I've tried to soften it a bit with an extra east-indian ink wash but I can barely see the result. I don't want to ruin everything with a too heavy wash so I keep it this way.
Maybe you're not the quickest modeller but me neither. The grass stuff is going quick, the bushes and trees take a bit more time.
As long as we are having fun it doesn't matter.
Last edited on Thu Jul 31st, 2014 10:57 pm by Alwin
The next one done. This time with a drum to get leaking water out of the mine. Even more rust then ont the wheelbarrow.
Design of the "drum truck" is not completely right. The prototype has a kind of free swinging arm to a plate with a standing edge under the drum (you can see the edge on my model). The drum is standing loose on that plate.