Building of The RK&M: The Cement Distributor

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  1. TomPM

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    Thanks Lynn!

    No the area around the shed was not finished and the ballast was not glued down.
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    Now I finished the ballast around the track bumpers and around the shed.

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    I now have begun the abandoned road. I am using Woodland Scenics Smooth-It to make the road. First I place the Paving Tape to outline the road.

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    I then fill in the area with the Smooth-It. Allow it to set and remove the tape. Next I took an Xacto knife and beat up the old road.

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    That Inland Cement Plant looks awsome Tom.

    I also like your ballasting job and the track bumpers, they look great.

    Nice job.:thumb:
  5. wickman

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    Great job Tom I can't wait to get back into scenery this darn track work is taking longer than anticipated :oops:
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    Thanks folks!

    I painted the entire road with Folk Art Dark Gray.

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    Now I weathered the road by dry brushing Folk Art Charcoal Gray, and Light Gray. I then hit with a Licorice wash. I also touched up the areas that where the Smooth-It ran onto.

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    Wow...!!!

    Terrific work!! Looks like those trains at the water tower will have a LOT more great places to go!!

    A question. The colors you apply to the rock faces, are they all washes?? It seems as if they had "transparency". I use some of the same colors you use, but mine look "painted", although I do dilute them quite a bit. How do you achieve this effect??
    Also, do the acrylics hold good on plastic??

    Keep up the good work!!

    Gus (LC&P).
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    Fantastic Work.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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    Thanks guys!

    I use the paint straight out of the bottle. I use cosmetic sponges to apply the paint. I dab it onto the rock face. Some times I use a brush but again I dab. I do not "paint" the colors. When I apply the washes at the end I do use a brush and "paint" them on.

    As far acrylics holding on plastic I found that you have to make sure you use a sealer. Also if the plastic is slick I will spray it will Dullcoat or gray auto primer from a spray can as a first coat.
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    It is amazing what some green does! This is Woodland Scenics Turf, Green Blend.

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    I have added a wood crossing. The crossing is made by Blair Line. I weathered it with a wash of Raw Umber and a wash of Charcoal Gray.

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    Nice Hills and Grade Crossings :thumb: :thumb:
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    I added a second layer of turf. This is a mix of coarse turfs. It is mostly medium, confer green with a little light green and burnt grass.

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    Next group shows where I added the stone drives around the cement distributor and added the green blend turf.

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    Looking real good tom.:thumb:
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    Your scenery looks as good as the locos and rolling stock that you model.
    I'm jealous......
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    Hi,

    Really looking good!! What's the gravel you're using?? Also, are the acrylics sprayable if thinned enough?

    Keep those pictures coming!!:thumb:

    Gus (LC&P).
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    Thanks!

    The gravel is Woodland Scenics Medium Buff and Medium Brown. I pour some of both in a cup and then shake the cup up to mix them. I then pour them were I need them.

    The acrylics I use which are also called craft paints are sprayable. I dilute them at a rate of 1 to 1 with blue windshield washer fluid.
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    I have been planting trees and adding foliage, clump foliage, and fine leaf foliage to the hillside above the wing wall. Here are the results:

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