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Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by TomPM, Mar 24, 2006.
No the area around the shed was not finished and the ballast was not glued down.
Now I finished the ballast around the track bumpers and around the shed.
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.
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.
That Inland Cement Plant looks awsome Tom.
I also like your ballasting job and the track bumpers, they look great.
Great job Tom I can't wait to get back into scenery this darn track work is taking longer than anticipated
I painted the entire road with Folk Art Dark Gray.
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.
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!!
Fantastic Work.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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.
It is amazing what some green does! This is Woodland Scenics Turf, Green Blend.
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.
Nice Hills and Grade Crossings :thumb: :thumb:
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.
Next group shows where I added the stone drives around the cement distributor and added the green blend turf.
Looking real good tom.:thumb:
Your scenery looks as good as the locos and rolling stock that you model.
Really looking good!! What's the gravel you're using?? Also, are the acrylics sprayable if thinned enough?
Keep those pictures coming!!:thumb:
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.
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: