mini scene - Woodland Scenic's "Smiley's Tow Service"

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  1. jkristia

    jkristia Member

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    Here are a few pictures of what I have been working on for the last couple of weeks.
    It's Woodland Scenic's mini scene "Smiley's Tow Service" which comes complete with castings, ground foam, trees etc.

    I think overall it turned out ok, most of the castings needed a lot of cleaning/filing to remove flashes, and I didn't like the way the trailer turned out, so I decided not to put it in the scene.

    Next is to make and plant the trees and some bushes.

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  2. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    :thumb: That is one nice scene, well put together.
    The trees/ bush will finish it off great.:D
  3. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Jesper that's a great diorama! You really did nice work on the painting and weathering. Was the fence made of stripwood or plastic. I think painting plastic to look like weathered wood is much trickier than working with real wood.

    Around here those towing companies are usually impound lots as well for cars that have been towed for parking in the wrong place. It's a thriving little scam where I live, grrr!

    Anyway, how about a few towed cars waiting for their owners to come and pick them up. You could probably use a couple of vicious dogs to guard the place too.

    :thumb: Val
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    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  5. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

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    looking great:thumb: :thumb:
  6. Ricardo Correia

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    Great work in a small space :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  7. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Nice! I like all of the details and the fence is awesome!
    Ralph
  8. brakie

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    Very nice! :thumb: Got a tow truck?
  9. jawatkins

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    Very nice job. I like the weathering that you have done. Can't wait to see it once you've added the rest of the scenery.
  10. jon-monon

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    Great work and great photo too!
  11. kettlestack

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    I know just how bad the flash can be on those diecastings and I must say you made a great job of the kit.
    It's the setting you put it in that really makes the scene look authentic. Oh boy! .. doesn't junk laying around in a yard make a difference! :thumb:
    By the way, with no guard dogs .. the place might just get a visit from the 'Robber Barrons' .... (laffin).

    Don't forget update pictures when you feel it's all finished :)

    Well done!
    Errol
  12. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Hi Jesper, very nice diorama/mini-scene indeed. You could enter that in the May comp.:thumb:
    Shamus
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  13. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    Looks great Jesper!
  14. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Amazing how hard we work to get more junk on our layouts, and how haw we work to get our kids to get the junk out of our 1:1 yards :D :D :D
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    Lighthorseman Active Member

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    Wow!

    Really nicely done, Jesper! :thumb: