first mini scene

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by belg, Sep 11, 2003.

  1. belg

    belg Member

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    I'm posting this a little before it's completely finished but I like the look so much I wanted some input before I went any further! I would love some "constructive critisism and don't be afraid to hurt my feelings as I want to get it right from the start. Please be specific so I can understand and determine if it is something I want to add or not. Thanks for looking,Pat

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  2. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    Hi Belg, The structures look great and the detailing is very nice, the only thing I see that needs doing is to paint the rails. They really pop out and distract the eye. Nice work.

    Gary
  3. kettlestack

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    The whole scene is great Belg.
    You say it's not finished yet so I guess you'll be fitting chimneys to the buildings. I suggest the advertisements on the fence could do with a bit of weathering, but heck, that's just being picky.
    The scene is terrific just the way it is. Well done.
    Oh, ain't you got a steamer instead of a diesel? ... :) :) :)

    Errol
  4. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

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    A VERY nice little scene, belg!
    The structures & detauls look fantastic!
    :cool: :cool: :cool:
  5. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Very good job. The structures look great.

    A few things you might want to consider adding could be an old car or pick up truck, a few chairs on the porch, a couple of lazy dogs laying around or even a dog house.
  6. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    Looks great, if I would do anything it would be to paint the rails and weather the ballast.
  7. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    Might I suggest a "stove pipe" instead of chimneys? That general store just looks like a place for a "pot bellied stove." The shed doesn't need anything.
  8. belg

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    Thanks for the kind words guys I would like to say that the suggestions were just about what I expected. The rails and ballast will probably be one of the projects i'm not sure if it will ever get done but the truck and the weathering were on my list, believe it or not there is actually already a stove pipe coming out of the Hardware/welding shop it just doesn't show in the photo. I also plan on putting in some overgrowth and pipe storage rack.
    And yes there are quite a few steamers in the inventory but I'm reserving those for when I have everything cleaned.And what about the LPB's nobody is looking out for them but they will also be installed.
  9. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Great work!

    Any scene can always use more junk scattered about. Not that your scene is lacking, but you can always add more. I guess you could overdo it eventually, but on a layout it would take a lifetime. Adding junk to a finished layout or scene keeps the modeling aspect alive and brings the model to life.

    I always thought if only I could have Shamus's junk box, I could model anything :D :D :D
  10. Sir_Prize

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    The cab of a rusted out 1920's Pickup, with stuff piled where a bed
    used to be. Then maybe some kids in it playing like it's a fort.
    Hmmm... Better yet a ,very broken down, remains of a
    covered wagon... With stuff piled up in it.
    ...and that undergrowth you spoke of.
    Yup! That do it.;)

    Looks fine other wise.
  11. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Very nice indeed Belg, just add some people - stove-pipes and weather/paint the track and it will be excellent work.

    Shamus
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  12. Clerk

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    No! Don't paint the walls. Maybe just an old rusted pickup truck would top it off.
  13. interurban

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    Nice belg nice, I agree paint the track and put a few lpb`s around and you have it!!;)
  14. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Good looking scene! I'm with the advocates of track painting and stove type adding. Other than that you're set! Nice work weathering the wood and I really like the signs on the fence.
    Ralph
  15. Russ Bellinis

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    After reading your post, I went back and looked and I did see that stove pipe hiding in the shadows on the back side of the roof.
  16. jawatkins

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    Looks great. I love how you have weathered the buildings.
  17. jim currie

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    belg
    looking good the only suggestion i could make is a little growth around foundation to blend buildings into ground:D