Fun on Saturday Night

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  1. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    This weekend I went to visit my relatives in New Hamburg and Baden Ontario. My cousin Adrienne's husband Greg is a member of the Baden Model RR club and he opened it up to give me a tour. The club has a website here with some very cool photos and a trackplan. Since I didn't bring my tripod there were only a few photo's that turned out. Here's my favourite shot.

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    spitfire Active Member

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    While the club was very cool, the real treat of the night was going back to Adrienne and Greg's to see some of his amazing diorama's. We are talking super-detailed to the max - astonishing realism!

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    spitfire Active Member

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    Not only does Greg kitbash FSM kits, he also does amazing scratchbuilding as well. This is a model of their house circa 1908.

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    spitfire Active Member

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    Greg has a wacky sense of humour as you'll see if you check out his diorama of Captain Nemo's Seafood Emporium. Here's a shot from the water.

    That blurry thing in the foreground is the Nautilus submarine. My shot of it didn't turn out but you can see it on Greg's diorama page.

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    spitfire Active Member

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    And finally, here's one that I added a Photoshop sky to. Somehow the mayonnaise jar in the original background detracted from the realism. Check out those details, the weathering - fantastic!

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    Awesome! I can't afford FSM kits myself. The idea of spending that much to do a kitbash with it, is kind of like buying a brass locomotive to kitbash into the model you really wanted.
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    WOW!!!! Val there is a lot of talent in your family.
    Excellent Modeling
    Thanks for sharing your visit ;)

    Detail Is every thing:)
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    Most excellent Val!!!! :cool:
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    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Nice work!
    I've always liked the Disney version of the Nautilus, and would someday like to build it in HO scale. If memory serves me, Verne mentioned the length of Nautilus at 70 meters, rough guesstimate, about 2.6 feet in HO scale(229.5'). I'd also like to build a model of the FRAM II Sumner class DD that was the first ship I served in. That would be almost five feet long! I can see it in an HO scale drydock module.
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    wow, those are great shots of fantastic models!
  11. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    That looks like a great club layout. I love the sense of humour... Cemetery in the "dead" centre, the Avro Arrow parts at the junk yard, and the Red Rocket in Baden! :D

    There's alot of good photos in there that would be great for this month's competition too - lots of "magic" going on...

    These guys llok like they place a lot of value on having fun, which is, of course, the way it should be.

    Thanks for sharing Val.

    Andrew
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    Great pictures and great modeling. It's always nice to have members of the family to share your hobby with.
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    Spitfire you have a super model maker in the family. His work is wonderful and the club looks like a a great group of railroaders.

    Nice to have a permanent location - something we are still looking to do. Likely we will have to wait until after the NMRA show and convention in Seattle - July 2004 -

    Then maybe sell ours (the one you visited) and possible build a brand new sectional layout pending a permanent location.

    Thanks for the link I have sent it on to some of my club mates.

    Blaine