Todays Progress on the ACTRR

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by fifer, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

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    a very ambitious project, but it looks like you have a really good start.
  2. fifer

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    Thanks Clark , We'll see how she turns out!
    Thanks , Mike
  3. steamhead

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    Hey!!...You're doing a GREAT JOB..!! Congrats..!! :thumb: Something I haven't seen (probably missed it...:cry:) is a track plan to see how everything fits together. Any chance of posting it..??
  4. fifer

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    Here is the Ice House almost done less window glazing and figures.I may mount it tomorrow.
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    Thanks , Mike
  5. fifer

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    Thanks Steamhead, Here you go. This is the orig. drawing and not to much ,mainline wise, has changed.


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    Mike
  6. Boilerman

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    Mike,

    That looks great and and will be a interesting industrial addition to the ACTRR.

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  7. SD90

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    Very nice work. The detail is incredible!
  8. fifer

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    Thanks Guys !
    Mike can you PM me a link to your new railroad?
    Thanks , Mike
  9. fifer

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    Here is the ice house mounted and you can see in relation to the caboose tracks.
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    Mike
  10. Kevinkrey

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    That ice house looks N-ICE!​
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  12. Pitchwife

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    Darn fine job of modeling there Mike. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  13. fifer

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    New Structure for the ACTRR

    Hi Guys , here is my latest structure. Nothing fancy. I did have to angle cut the shed and build a footer for the grain bin , as it will sit on a very slight slope.

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    Mike
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    Here are the latest two structures on the ACTRR. They need some people and action around them but they are mounted.
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    Thanks , Mike
  15. Pitchwife

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    They really look good Mike. I especially like your backdrops. They add so much to the realism. :thumb: :thumb: (sorry, but it's one of the first things I look for on a layout :mrgreen:)
  16. steamhead

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    Ooohhh maaan.....I wish I could do damn crappy work like that...!!! :eek:

    Now to the questions....What colors are you using primarily for your scenery..?? That's the look I've been trying to get....but...They either turn out too yellow, orangy, and every other color but that....

    Truly yours...Color blind. :cry:
  17. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    I have used many colors but the peimary Bases are cheap Acylics from Hobby Lobby . Americana's Fawn Fauve , Milk Chocolate , Raw Umber , Honey Brown , Traditional Raw Sienna , Traditional Burnt Umber and Accent's Tumbleweed. From There it is what ever looks right. I use them Very thined with water and always an over coat of black wash before the turf. Many tones of grey for the rocks.
    Mike :rolleyes::wave:
  18. steamhead

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    Hey Mike...Thanks for the info....I've used half of those listed....Need to add the Fawn Fauve (Mauve..??), Milk Chocolate and Honey brown. That black wash goes over EVERYTHING..?? I do use them very thinned...so I got that part right. I'll keep at it and see what comes up...
  19. fifer

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    "Need to add the Fawn Fauve (Mauve..??)" Yep , Fauve and the black wash over all. I gotta tell you I also use a plaster mix called Model Mount that was formulated by a gentleman in Albuquerque who passed away many years ago but is still being mixed by Trains West in Albuquerque.

    Trains west

    If anyone tries this stuff please tell them up there you heard it here.
    Thanks , Mike
  20. steamhead

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    Thanks for the clarification...Is there something special about this plaster..??

    BTW...I drove through Alb'que several years ago (too many...) and just loved the place. So much so that I went back to look for a job hoping to settle there...Unfortunately it was not a good time for job hunting overall...so I didn't stay....:cry: