A river is about to appear

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by interurban, Mar 21, 2004.

  1. belg

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    Chris here are some I made a couple of months ago.
    The technique is just about what Val described I took some #12 thhn wire and twisted the bottom tight , paint the trunk, bend the branches over and spray with cheap hairspray and add WS t49 blended green second coat with hairspray and repeat application until thickness is right (N scale)

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  2. interurban

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    That`s neat Belg , thanks:thumb:
    I have been out looking at the real thing, but they must be 60years old!!!! big !.
    At least I have an idea now,, thanks again :thumb:
  3. interurban

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    been a working on that river bed

    Spent Saturday afternoon trying to create the scene for the river!
    I will do the Water next week.
    So this is it so far.. What ya Think????

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  4. interurban

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    Second pic:p

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    Third pic:p

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  6. interurban

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    Forth pic:sleeping:

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  7. interurban

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    And the last shot. I have two drain pipes for now as I did not want to overkill it. ( Thanks to David`s idea)
    Do you think the river bed needs to be darker??

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  8. spitfire

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    Chris, the rocks look great, but I think the riverbed is too blue. The colour depends on how deep, and how clear or muddy the water is. Slow moving rivers seem to be muddier, fast moving more clear. Deeper water is darker, sometimes all the way to black. Check out some of these photo's for some colour ideas.

    Val

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  12. interurban

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    Thanks Val ,, back to the paint shop tomorrow:D
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    Over all view of right side

    After painting the bed darker last night, I just had to pour my first application of the new woodlands water.

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  14. interurban

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    Here is the start of the dripping effect from the top pipe

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  15. interurban

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    Close shot of the rock face:p

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  16. interurban

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    This is the lower run off drain pipe:p

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  17. interurban

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    Reflection`s came out nice I thought. All this has 24 hrs to dry.
    Then we will look at what shrinkage occures.:eek:
    More later.:wave:

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  18. spitfire

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    Wow! Looks great so far Chris!
    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    Val
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    Looks good so far!!!!!! :cool: :thumb:
  20. jmarksbery

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    If you do the WS water effects it can do a nice job for the streamlets and water pipes just follow the directions and it does take it a few days to dry clear so be patient. Don't make the mistake I did and pour the regular water to deep on the first pour, more pours are better.
    Looking good so far. :thumb: :thumb: :wave: