What I Been Up To Lately:Passenger Station Diorama

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by TomPM, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. Rusty Spike

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    Nothing on my viewer either.
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    Railimages is currently down guys. They will come on later (we hope). Fred
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Finally I have a chance to post some more progress photos. These were actually taken at the end of June. They show how the diorama looks with some trees planted around and some bushes added.

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    I still have a bunch of details to add to the diorama. Also I still have the road, the trolley tracks, the creek, and some items behind the station to complete.
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    After along stretch of no work I have finally done something to this diorama. I added some crates, barrels, and sacks to the loading platforms on the station. The detail parts are from Woodland Scenics.

    First here is the front dock. Looks like the freight agent has had a busy day.
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    More stuff keeps arriving. The latest drop-offs are sitting on the rear dock waiting to be processed.
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    In most of the photos there seems to be serious shine from the roof on which a coat of flat would work wonders. It is looking good though.
    Paul
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    excellent job on the weathering :wave: and excellent photo's :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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    :wave: Hi Tom, coming together REAL nice. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: Jim
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    Thanks guys!

    Paul

    The shine is most likely coming from my crapy light source, aka as an old desk lamb with a 60 watt bulb and no shade. I will hit the building with another coat of Dullcoat after I finish adding and weathering detail parts.
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    Very nice work. :)
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    I an looking forward to seeing it finished. I have learned that nothing says model like that just out of the box shine.
    Paul
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    Even though I am working on this as part of the Layout Party No. 5 I fihure I might as well keep this post up to date:

    Ok it has been a while since I have touched this project. Part of the reason is that I have not been satisfied with the coloring of the abutment rocks or the creek wall rocks.

    Well I finally tried something with changing the colors of the abutment wall

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    Things didn’t turn out as well as I would have liked. Oh, well it is the season for do overs.
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    Also recently I have had some trouble with the trees. Out new kitten during his teething stage decided that the trees on the diorama were soothing, so he pulled a few up. I got to thinking that if he had an easy time doing it I better check things out. As it turns out quite a few trees were loose and came up very easily. The results are shown in the next few pictures.

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    Since I did not like the look of the rocks in the abutment I have decided to start over. I have painted the abutment white as shown in the pictures.

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    Worked some more on the Passenger Station Diorama. I painted the stone abutment with Folk Art Linen. This is the first step in recoloring the stones. First I have to paint the stones the mortar color.

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    Now I finally began recoloring the stones. I got this method out of recent Model Railroader magazine. Using a cosmetic sponge I painted the stones with Folk Art Amish Blue.

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    Next again with the cosmetic sponge I dabbed on some Folk Art Light Red Oxide.

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    Next I used Folk Art Raw Sienna followed by Folk Art Raw Umber.

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    The last color applied was Folk Art Burnt Umber.

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    Man! You guys are doing a great job! I think that I'll go back and delete my pump jack
    until I get better at this stuff!