New Diorama for the CVR.

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  1. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

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    Well, I am at it again...

    This time it is for a "Building Dioramas" clinic at the train show on Sunday.

    I needed to build a small diorama for the clinic, so I looked around my layout for a likely spot. I had read an article in a back issue of The NGSL Gazette, entitled "A Farm For A Change", it featured a small farm on a hilltop. This got me thinking about the back of my layout in the center of the "wye".

    I decided on "The Cabin On The Hill".

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    I have put the Clinic Handout up on my website for anyone who would like to have a look. http://www.muskokacomputes.com/DioramaClinicHandout.pdf
  2. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Will, NICE PIC!:thumb: i downloaded your "Clinic Handout" VERY WELL DONE!!:thumb: , GREAT pics, LOTS of tips and VERY informative;) , I REALLY LIKED IT!!:thumb: :D . THANKS Will:D -Deano
  3. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

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    Thanks Deano, I appreciate it.

    I will be building the actual cabin on Sunday and will post more photos when I have it done.
  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Keep 'em coming Will! Nice stuff.
    Ralph
  5. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

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    Thanks Ralph. Will do.
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    That's great Will. Have a great time at the show!!!!!

    Val
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    Will_annand Active Member

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    Thanks Val, you not coming up this time?

    I will post the results on Sunday night or Monday night.
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    No, I'm stuck in the city.:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

    Val
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    Will_annand Active Member

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    Some people just have poor luck. I left the big city behind 5 years ago and have not regretted it for a single day.
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    Will
    I downloaded your clinic as well. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and love of this hobby! I'll be printing it out to read and reference as I scenik my layout. It's AWSOME!
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    Will_annand Active Member

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    Thanks much Steve, I am always glad when I can help.


    Well, the show is over for another year. On Saturday they had the same number of people through that we had both days last year. and Sunday was a good day as well. Last year we were down and had 700 people, this year we had 911 paid. Plus the vendors and members of exhibiting clubs.

    I thought I was going to do a clinic, but instead got my own table and had to do the clinic all day. :) I got some work done on it, but mostly told people how easy and cheap it was. :D

    I am tired tonight after working the Huntsville Dragon Boat Festival on Friday and Sat. and the Muskoka Model Train Show today. :sleeping:

    Tomorrow night I will take some photos of the "Cabin on the Hill" diorama and post them.
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    Will_annand Active Member

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    Things on the hill are doing well, the cows are grazing, the horses are too. Ma is waiting for Pa, there is a cord of wood laid in for winter and a new door on the privy.

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    And yes, that is one of Robin's structures. :thumb:
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    Great diorama Will!!!

    Val
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    Will_annand Active Member

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    Thanks Val, it is still a work in progress.

    I want to continue the split rail fence and also the stone fence. Also trim the rails so they look less like railroad ties. :D

    Also fix up the trail that goes behind the stone fence and out the back of the diorama.

    Cecilia says I am too picky, but when I see something out of place, I want to get it right. :D
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    hi will---an excellent tutorial---i'll be exploring the garden during the next lawn-cutting for materials---much appreciated,nutbar
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    Yep, I know exactly what you mean. :D :D

    Val
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    Will_annand Active Member

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    No problem Mr. Nutbar, glad to be a help.
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    All that's needed to complete that forrest is a hyooooooj gwizzerwee bear. :):thumb:
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    Will_annand Active Member

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    Well, Woodie, I had thought of putting a hide drying on the side of the cabin. :)
  20. ejen34

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    Many thanks for the great tutorial, I spotted a bit that may help me with some evergreens I am fussing with. Again many thanks!!