Oh No! Not Another One: The Farm House Diorama

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by TomPM, May 20, 2005.

  1. Doc Holliday

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    You can also pick up the curved-tip type at your local pharmacy in the oral care section or ask your dentist.
    Doc
  2. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I have been looking for something like these for awhile now.

    To fix the holes I went over the areas with a small amount of light weight spackle. Since many areas were small the best tool I for the job was my finger.

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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Finally I got the holes under control. After several thin applications of light weight spackle they are filled. I then repainted the road with Folk Art Wrought Iron.

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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    I did some more coloring of the road. I poured some Folk Art Dark Gray on the road and then wiped down the road with the paint with a paper towel. I also did this with Folk Art Charcoal Gray.

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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Looks like I have pretty much finished the road.

    I dry brushed Folk Art Amish Blue over the entire surface. Next I dry brushed Light Gray for the wheel paths. I then went over it with a wash made from Folk Art Licorice. Lastly I used a wash of India ink and alcohol.

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  6. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    I finally got around to doing some work on the diorama. I added some Earth turf around the road and along the ditch. The house shown is the Model Power built-up that will be the farm house. It just there for looks right now.

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  7. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    It has been a while since I posted anything here. Well I finally finished something worth posting. I am almost finished upgrading the farm house.

    I started with a Model Power Built-up. I repainted it and added window glazing. I then painted curtains and blinds in the windows. I also added detail parts such as a light and electric meter.

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    Next will be some weathering.
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    This is great...keep it going!
  9. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Thanks!

    I applied a Charcoal Gray wash to the farm house.

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    Wow that looks great Tom. :thumb: Where do you get those Folk Art paints? They really look good.
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    It's amazing how much better the farm house looks when the shiny plastic look is gone. Nice job.
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    Lookin' good, Tom. :thumb:

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    I'm liking this project! Just now found this thread. Is your son still helping on it?
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    Looks Great Tom.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Thanks!

    Using Sculpta-mold I smoothed the base areas for the barns. I also added some rock faces behind the barns.

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    I have finished painting the ground with Folk Art Honeycomb.

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    I am also using the photos to track down those areas I missed.

    Next rock coloring and road building.
  17. viperman

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    Lookin good Tom!
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    Great Stuff Tom!!! :D :D :D
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    Thanks!

    Using Woodland Scenics Talus I added talus to the area behind the barns.

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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    I extended the road past the diorama using Woodland Scenics Smooth-it. I have to smooth out some bumps in the road and add things like cracks.

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