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Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by TomPM, Jul 28, 2006.
Next using a paint brush I dab a second round of paint onto the rocks
Next is to go over the rocks with a Raw Umber wash
At this point I feel there is a problem. The coloring appears to be too dark. I am not sure if the Slate Blue was too dark or perhaps the Raw Umber Wash was not diluted enough. Anyway I need to think about a solution.
Brush on some very light white of some sort maybe?
I don't do scenery, I take my delights in seeing the trains run and running "switchman's nightmares" sign1 Anyways, I'd love to see all the stuff you've ever done. Heck, I'd love to see all the stuff EVERYONE HERE'S ever done! This is some nice stuff!
After taking a day to think about I decided to do it one more time. While this may seem like a lot of work it not. Also in the past I have done up to five applications on some rocks to get the effect I was looking for.
So here it is with clay Bisque
The next color I changed. This time I used Folk Art Settlers Blue which is lighter than the Slate Blue. Also the Settlers Blue seems to be closer to the Amish Blue I used to use until they discontinued it.
Now the raw Umber Wash. This time I diluted the wash more than the normal 5 to 1 I use. I poured the 5 to 1 wash into a cup and added a ½ part more bwwf.
In the photos in may appear dark but in person it was much lighter. It also now more closely matched the rocks on the Water Tower Diorama and the Cement Distributor.
Next I sealed the rocks with Plaid Matte Sealer. This sealer does leave the rocks a little slick but that was what I was looking for as a prep for the next step. Here are the rocks after the sealer.
Now I apply a Licorice Wash. Again I diluted the usual 5 to 1 mix. This time it was closer to an 8 or 9 to 1 mix.
Lastly I seal the rocks with Dullcoat.
And now the rest of Hillside finished rocks.
The stream area
The Cabin Area
Very nice Tom! I like the multiple washes to build the colour.
Gotta ask though - what is that thing on the wire in those few pictures?
Looks like the handy man's improve use a lamp as a workshop light to me. :thumb:
Give that man a cigar!:thumb:
It is my work/photo/basement light.
Here is the Hillside with green added. I used Woodland Scenics Blended Green Turf. I ran out toward the end and had to finish with Medium Green Fine Turf.
WoW...!!! What else can one say...??? "El Magnifico", maybe...???
Wow, thats looking GREAT!
Next I added some Woodland Scenics Coarse Turf to the Hillside area
I now placed the Hunting Cabin on the layout. The Cabin is a Model Power Built-up that I did some weathering on.