Building the RK&M III: The Mountain

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by TomPM, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Added more trees and foliage to the mountain side.

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  2. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    WOW, that is all I can really say Tom, it looks AWMAZING, another WELL DONE job Tom:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  3. wickman

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    Absolutely fantastic job. :wave:
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Thanks guys!

    I added more trees and foliage.

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    When Tom finishes this thread I would like to nominate it and it's supplemental thread for The Academe. :thumb: :thumb:
  6. viperman

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    Wow Tom, that looks GREAT! Purty darn realistic!
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    Please, no really, this is a compliment - PERFECTLY DENSE!!! It has that nice thick overgrown woodsy look to it, and yet it's not the "great green hairball that ate the layout" polyfoam look - too dense with no breaks in the canopy, IMO. AND, you've got a nice variety in color as well. So, great job and keep up the 'dense' modeling.
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    I like Galen's comments. I just hope that when I get to that stage, I receive similar responses, especially from Galen (since he drew up my trackplan)
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    Better and better Tom!!!:thumb:
    The variety in color, texture, and placement...really crank it up to the next level. Everything just works!!!:thumb: :thumb:
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    Time to revive the mountainside layout construction.

    First thing I worked on was the wall for the blue house.

    I carved the mortar lines with a razor knife.

    Next I painted the wall with Folk Art Light Gray.

    Then using a brush I dabbed on the following colors in order (all Folk Art):
    • Barn Wood
    • True Burgundy
    • Dark Gray
    • Raw Umber
    • Settlers Blue.

    Then I did it a second time in the same order.

    Next I went over the wall with a wash made from one part Raw Umber and one part blue windshield washer fluid.

    After that dried I went over with a wash of one part Linen and one part blue windshield washer fluid. This time I wiped off the wash before it dried.

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    I also began coloring the road. This show the road painted with Dark Gray.

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  12. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Tom that wall really looks AMAZING!!! I had no idea when I saw it in the photo fun thread that so many different colors and steps were taken!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: