Lady Di Farms

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by jmarksbery, Jan 27, 2003.

  1. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

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    Here is a few pics of a little farm I built for my wife Diane, everything is scratch built except the Sears House, I think it was a Model Power. :rolleyes:

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    jmarksbery Active Member

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    2nd:eek:

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    3rd;)

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    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    Very, very nice indeed! :cool: :cool: :cool:
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    4th

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    5th :eek:

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    jmarksbery Active Member

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    6th (phew) :) :cool: and Thanks Tyson

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    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    A well deserved your welcome!
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    Hi Jim!
    Well, as usual, you've caused me to have to get down on the floor, & pick up my jaw, & eyeballs! :D:eek: :cool: :D
    Fantastic modeling!
    That's the best looking dirt road I've ever seen!
    How'd you DO that?!
    :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
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    wow, beautifull. What scale? Don't tell me it's N, it' way to detailed to be N scale. Beautifull, beautifull


    Jesper
  11. aartwmich

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    :eek: :eek: WOW :eek: :eek:

    Very VERY nice!! Man everything looks SO REAL!!

    What scale IS it? Is it a diorama or part of a layout? I didn't see any layout pics on your webpages so I was wondering. Are the mountains in the background sceniked or a backdrop? Purchased or painted backdrop?


    So does dedicating the farm to your wife really get you off the hook for spending so much time working on it??:D teehee (sorry couldn't resist)
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    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Not only is that an axcellent looking farm,(your wife should feel honored) but you don't see too many of those "See Rock City" barns around any more!
    :cool: :cool: :cool:
    Pete
  13. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Oh that's really nice! I especially like the barn. Excellent work!
    Thanks for sharing the pics!
    Ralph
  14. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Excellent modelling Jim. A great addition to any layout. The growth of the greenery is very natural
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    Looks great!

    Jim that is amazing work. Love the barn! And that dirt road - WOW - it looks totally real! Did you use any plans for the barn or did you make them up yourself? I ask because I'm hoping to have a little farm scene on my layout one of these days - yep, this urban girl is broadening* her horizons!

    cheers
    :D Val

    *no pun intended!
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    Looks superb!

    Pete, Those "See Rock City" barns are everywhere here. Except some are painted up to look like Birdhouse's, Don't have a clue why though.

    t.
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    Nice Work!

    I also am hugely impressed! Add me to the long list of fans who want to know....How did you do the dirt road? Please tell!:)
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    I too am impressed, thats a great scene but lighthorseman
    is right, that dirt road is fantastic! .. spill the beans! :)

    Graham
  19. aartwmich

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    I don't think he's tellin...or he's too busy building more great stuff
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    answers to some questions

    OK gang, the scale is N scale, I do not have my layout started yet, I build dioramas the way I want and plan to impose them on my layout as I go. The background I make on my computer using a program called Terrigon, it will make the hills, skies and put on the terrain you want, etc. trees, rock, snow or what ever, I then use Paint Shop Pro 7.0 and use a thing called tubes to put on the foreground trees or whatever I wish. I can print these a place them to get just the angle I want. When my layout starts they will be transfered to the dackdrop. The barn I designed myself but it resembles many around the country, I think I still have my plans if any one would like them, the silo is 3/4 in. pvc with board by board glued to it (1x6), the rings I soaked in water and glued to it, the roof of silo was cut from cardstock and weathered. OK, now for my roads,--are you ready?-- it is from the old school, I mark the positions I want my buildings and then trace a crude road, then I cut out, a little larger than my sketch, a peice of 240 black wet or dry sandpaper and glue it down with Elmers glue. When dry, I secnic up to and beyound the edge of the sandpaper. If you are modeling the road running away from you as I did taper the road from wider in front to narrow at the rear for perpective. After all is good and dry, and using only chalk and a brush, (rub the brush on the chalk) I start with a rust color down both sides of the road, if you over due it don't worry you can fix it later. Next go over the entire road with a white or light gray chalk, down the center to represent oil and such put a line of black chalk with the edge of your brush then blend all with your brush. If your not happy with the appearance then just repeat part or all and you have a nice worn looking road. Anything Else Just Let Me Know. Jim:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: