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 Posted: Sat Aug 9th, 2014 04:00 am
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No fake, Jake! If my eyes and fingers were 40 years younger...I would be in HOn30 also. Wait...I did build HOn30 back in the "olden days"...

Great work, I love it.

Woodie



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 Posted: Sun Aug 10th, 2014 11:38 am
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I'm glad everyone is enjoying the posts.

Yesterday I broke out an actual camera to take some photos.


An overall shot of the layout. All 12"x48" of it. The plan is to eventually add cassettes for both ends for operation, and I would like to build a loop of track that can be attached to allow trains to roundy round for shows.





A better shot of the north end of the cove. (looks like I need to fix a piling)






And a better look at the Forney.




I picked up some cheap artist acrylics at AC Moore this week (back to school sale) and decided that since I always wanted a fall scene RR, that I would do it. The backdrop painting is mostly just blobs of color layered over top of each other.

Need some more :java: and maybe I'll get back to work on this some.



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Rich

I've waited to see where this was going.

Great Modeling

Great artwork, both buildings and backdrop.

Looks like we have another Troles Kirk on FreeRails!

Congratulations!



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Really nice!. I would put some sort of rail bumper at the pier. It's a LOOONG drop... Jose.



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 Posted: Sun Aug 10th, 2014 02:06 pm
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Thanks Herb, I don't know if I'm anywhere near as talented as Troels!

Jose, I think bumpers are on the to do list for today. Now that the Forney is running, I'd hate to lose her to a concrete floor!



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Looks great! I like the fall colours and the Forney turned out wonderfully.

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An update, and a request for assistance.

The kit that I bought for the freight house is too wide, so I am scratchbuilding a simple one based on the same general design. You can see it in the pictures.

I know it seems like a waste, but I need to camouflage the transition between layout and backdrop. While I was screwing around in the basement, I found these dried flowers, and stuck them in just to see how they would look.





I think they will work, once I hit them with paint and some ground foam. I'll just have to pick some more up at the craft store.

Here is the short list of what I need:

They need to be realistic.

They need to be relatively inexpensive.

They need to be only slightly 3D, because they will be worked in and around structures and details to mask the transition from model to backdrop.

If any scenery experts have any advice, I'd appreciate it!



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I'm no expert in scenery, but you could probably paint your dried flowers the same colours as the trees on your back drop for a bit of 3D effect? But like I said, I'm no scenery expert, I don't think I've ever made a tree.

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Great modeling Rich. Nice paintjob on the drawings and backdrop also.

I think the flowers will work. Only thing I wonder is, can they be painted? An airbrush will work for sure but with a pensil ???. I have no experience with dried flowers but won't the petals get off? But give it a try.

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 Posted: Tue Aug 12th, 2014 07:27 pm
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Hi there

Looking net, I think the flowers work well and blends the foreground into the back ground. Just wash paint the flowers and then heavily spray with mate varnish to preserve them.

Cheers Dan



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