The BC and F Railway

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Sweet-Chuck

Member
I have never used/painted rocks before, and am wondering if I should have colored those first? Well, we'll see soon enough!
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logandsawman

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In general, your progress is impressive;

The third shot looks best, whatever you did there. Could add some fine ground cover in some flatter spots to look like moss/grass growing out of cracks, could also add a little pulverized dirt or talus/rocks at the base to look like sediment/erosion/; adding a few clumps of brush over the ground cover between the rocks and maybe a couple at the base?

Also, will look better when some material covers the mesh. All in all don't expect it to look super until everything around it is in!
 

Sweet-Chuck

Member
Touched up the rocks to give more contrast. There are several areas where the plaster cloth is showing through that I will address. It isn't quite what I envisioned, but I don't dislike it. Once some trees are added it will look good! uploadfromtaptalk1428108032105.jpguploadfromtaptalk1428108066862.jpguploadfromtaptalk1428108093948.jpg
 

paper-tiger

Member
I am thoroughly enjoying the extreme realism of your railroad. Soaring drills in the distance and tiny stretches of track across a complete void. I love it! No, seriously... That wasn't sarcasm. It pleases me to see someone else's table looking like mine does 99.2% of the time (the other .8% is when I'm trying to take a picture of something and pretend that I don't have a complete mess everywhere most of the time. :D As an aside, I like your lumber mill very much. Did you scratch build that? I think something similar would work very nicely in a place where I "need" a mill.
 

Sweet-Chuck

Member
Thanks Paper Tiger! Here's an image I found of the mill....i cut the waterway off but still have the little shed and the tower structure. I have not done any scratch building yet...not sure if I'll ever get to that skill level! Usually I paint then build structures, or repaint them of I get them at a show or online. (I searched HO lumber company If that helps)uploadfromtaptalk1428145202577.jpg
 

wombat457

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Staff member
I am a little late on this build, still catching up on things from being away but have to say - it is looking really good!
 

Sweet-Chuck

Member
Like I said at one point before....my postings my be intermittent, as it reflects the time I have to work on, and play with, trains.
Here is an area in the back corner I whipped up the other day. I imagined it as part of a strip mall sort of area. If you look carefully you can see one person trying to get their drone/remote control plane/helicopter...........they must have gotten it for Christmas and were a bit too zealous in flying around buildings and trees!!
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Sweet-Chuck

Member
Since I was up (unexpectedly [emoji19] ) so early today, I needed something to do and just started painting. uploadfromtaptalk1454287744864.jpguploadfromtaptalk1454287765818.jpguploadfromtaptalk1454287789546.jpguploadfromtaptalk1454287818774.jpg

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tootnkumin

Well-Known Member
Staff member
A vast improvement (thought at first it might be a big green rubber ball manufacturing plant, but then I enlarged the picture :eek:)
 




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