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On 30 .. dude is due for a re-paint. Got the good stuff now.
Before matt spray and wash
matt and AI pin wash
I poured layers of plaster which I broke and stacked to make a 'shale' rock face. Made a latex mold of that. It came out pretty good I think.
Close-up of the 'plug'. I sprinkled baking soda into the crevices and used a thin super-glue to fit it. Larger spaces were filled with some Sculpey...
Had a guy on another forum ask how to model "decaying asphalt" .. his diorama being a " .. post-apocalyptic Mad Max sort of setting .."
Anyhoo. I was curious and experimented a bit. Poured a thin layer of plaster mix (2 parts plaster and 1 part Spectra Lock Sanded Grout (powder)). When it set...
I'm in ..
Yesterday I went with okiecrip621 (Gary) up to Saluda NC. The Saluda Grade is the steepest standard-gauge railroad grade in the United States.
According to Wikipedia .. "Owned by the Norfolk Southern Railway as part of its W Line, the Saluda Grade in Polk County, North Carolina consists of a...
This is pretty cool. Click any state and you get products shipped on the railroads .. starting in the sate and ending there.
U.S. Freight Railroad Industry Snapshot
I dropped by my hobby shop today and picked up a bag of Woodland Scenics 'Mine Run Coal'. The bag is described as "9 cu. in. (147.5 cu.cm.)" and cost me $3.99
On the way back home I stopped at Michaels and found a bag of "Coarse Black Sand". This was a 2lb bag and cost me $3.00
Year before last I was on the road with my sister and brother in law and we stopped at an antique dealer. I walked around and snapped photos. These are some great photos .. JMO .. and there is lots of good modeling material here. I find that very last photo very interesting .. all kinds of...
I'm experimenting using photo paper for a vertical boiler I am building. It will be tucked inside a building so I think using the photo paper may work fine.
Here's what you will see looking through the double doors of the pump house (and if you were HO sized ... )
Slipping to the left...
Train spotter in narrow escape
Well .. he didn't seem unfazed to me. Talk about something forcing a heart attack!!
I've experimented a bit using tea for groundcover. I picked up a box of cheap store-brand tea and it looks great as far as texture goes in HO. The only problem (if that's the correct term) is that it is quite dark. While I am aware that there are green teas, and white teas .. the cost of using...
Photos from the rock slide that has I-70 closed indefinitely
Might be fun to model a small section of that with workers cleaning up .. would be a good place to display construction equipment
A good friend (heck .. he was my Platoon Sergeant in Germany - probably means he has long term memory loss since obviously he's forgotten that time I put the tank in the pond ....)
Harv is in Scranton PA. While there he was at Steamtown USA and knowing I like trains took some photos on his...
Chicago Avenue Bridge (Illinois): New photos from J.R. Manning http://bridgehunter.com/15110
Here is the Control Room .. that would be a sweet model
Hi-Res Version of above
Inside the Control Room
In the May 2010 issue of Model Railroader Magazine there is an article titled - "A modeler's guide to hazardous material markings". While it is an excellent guide for modelers, one thing I noticed reading through it was from my having had hazmat classes in the Army. In the article, Matt Snell...
For National Train Day
This may be of interest for anyone wanting to make their own weathering solution.
In the photo below I brushed on three 'graying' solutions and one wood stain. The stain on the right of the wood is applied twice.
1 - AI wash - the 'normal' Alcohol India Ink wash
2 - Ferrous Sulfate (FeSO4)...
Interesting. I was curious about the reference to the Olfa knife holding scalpel blades in a thread on papermodelers.com so I did a search. Found this website .. what I found funny is that when I looked at the photo .. my first thought was .. "Oh .. the one on the bottom left looks like an...
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