Building the RK&M II: Hillside & Grain Elevator Extension

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  1. viperman

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    So far so good
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    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Looks Great Tom.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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    Thanks!

    I made a watery mix of plaster of Paris. I then dipped paper towels in it and laid them along the hillside to form the basic contour of the hillside.

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    That looks great Tom, cant wait to see you add some foilage and other things to the hill!!:thumb: :thumb:
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Thanks Josh!

    Next I “paint” a layer of plaster Paris over the paper towels. This will make the ground smooth.

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    Next will be some sculpta-mold to form rock outcroppings and fill in gaps.
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    I have been using Sculpta-mold and aluminum foil to make some rock outcroppings along the hillside.

    First is a couple of rock outcroppings at the stream on the edge of the Passenger Station Diorama.

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    Next are the rock outcroppings along the hillside.

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    I also used the Sculpta-mold to fill the gaps between the Grain Elevator Diorama and the layout.

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    Lookin good! That hill going down from the track looks very nice!
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    Looking good, I love these in progress type threads!
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    Thanks!

    I have now finished two coats of Folk Art Honeycomb over the hardshell. I also touched up the rails and ties as needed.

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    Hey Tom,

    In your pass-by thread I asked how the layout was coming...Now I know...!! Guess I was looking in the wrong place.
    Excellent work...!!! Keep it coming...!!!
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    WOW, you sure are making some headway on this one Tom.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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    Thanks guys!

    I have finally finished the ballasting of the track along the hillside. I also installed two ground throws.

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    TomPM;
    Nice job on the distressed look and weathering! This technique could take up an entire thread all it's own!
    Herb
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    Foam, Plaster, Folk Art, Weather, Ballast, - Repeat!

    This is a great primer and inspiration to all us budding train newbees. Such a great technique with the Folkart paint. (shamless plug) The color of ballast looks great with the Folkart hue/color. This process reminds me of the saying: Lather, clean, rinse, dry, repeat!

    Foam, Plaster, Folk Art, Weather, Ballast, - Repeat!

    If you get a chance, can you show us more on your rock technique in the next photos?
    The tinfoil process looks good with the raw plaster paris.

    Thanks for the photos! Your work is great and looks very real...:thumb:

    Herb
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    Thanks Herb,

    As far as the rocks go I am working on something to show my method.

    Using Woodland Scenics Talus I added talus to the hillside.

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    Using a cosmetic sponge I dab onto the rock face the following colors in order:

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    Raw Umber
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    Slate Blue
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