In between the prep work and an actual medical mission team to Haiti and the clinical work at the rural health center in Kentucky I have squeezed in some modeling time.
I have completed the pole/Log bents for the rustic wooden trestle over the rivulet feeding into Kit Creek. The scenery is in the dirt layer It will be overlaid with leaves, Shrubs and eventually trees will be planted.
I also spent a few weeks of spare time painting Bachmann on30 log cars for this backwoods operation. They started out looking like this.
Alwin wrote: Hi Tom. Great job on that log car. The bridge looks great too.
Thanks Alwin. It was done using acrylic paint, acrylic washes, and an india ink wash. It did take some time to disassemble the cars and wait for all the multiple layers of paint/washes to dry.......but I like how they turned out.
A very warm spring day today with plenty of sunshine. It was time to take the mini layout outside for some pictures.
Here is an overall shot of both sides. This was difficult to do in the work shed as I could not get back far enough to include the whole layout.
Here is the" Woods Side" with the log landing. The first cover of dirt and debris has been applied.
Here is the side that will have the rail camp and the log dump. Scenery has not been started on this side yet.
I think I need to get going on some backdrops the styrofoam blue is really sticking out!