What I Been Up To Lately:Passenger Station Diorama

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

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    Next I dabbed Folk Art Amish Blue and Folk Art Raw Umber on the peir.

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    Lastly I dabbed Folk Art Charcoal Grey.

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    I want to see how it looks after it dries before I do anymore. I may go over it again with a lighter grey.
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    I decided to go over the pier with some light gray. I used Anita’s Quarry Stone to go over the pier one more time. I then had to use some light weight spackling to smooth out the area where the pier was to be placed. While the spackling was drying I attached the pier and smoothed out the ground.

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    I added the bridges for a trial run of how they would look.

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    I have now painted the ground with Folk Art Acorn Brown.

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    (Sorry about the blurriness)

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    Next is painting the stream bed different shades to reflect depth.
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    The stream bed is now painted. I used Folk Art Nutmeg, Folk Art Maple Syrup, and Folk Art Burnt Umber.

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    Next I added Woodland Scenics Talus. I used Coarse Gray, Medium Gray, and Extra Coarse Gray.

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    Now comes coloring the talus.
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    This is fascinating Tom and I am following this closely to see how it turns out. Nice work
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    Thanks Robin!

    I have started coloring the talus and added the highway bridge pier to the diorama. I also added talus around the pier.

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    For coloring the talus I dabbed different colors of paint on the talus with a brush. The order of the paints that I used is: Folk Art Clay Bisque, Folk Art Burnt Umber, Folk Art Raw Umber, and Folk Art Amish Blue. I did this process twice in the same order. After the paint was dry I went over it with a Raw Umber Wash (5 part bbwsf:1 part paint).

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    I am not totally thrilled with the color. I feel it is darker than I wanted but talus stains differently than plaster of Paris or hydrocal. I think I am going to hit them again with at least one lighter color was mostly likely Raw Sienna and maybe a light gray wash. The last was will be a Black wash which will bring out the cracks and crevices in the talus.
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    I added a detail part to the station area. It is a water fountain made by Scale Structures LTD.

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    That little water fountain is neat. Now I wonder if I put a section of dowel into my drill, could I turn one or two of these!!!
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    Thanks Robin!

    Since I did not like how dark the talus looked I decided to go over with a wash made from Folk Art Raw Sienna (1 part) and blue windshield washer fluid (5 parts).

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    Now I need to hit the talus with a black wash and then the turf can begin.
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    Hi Tom,

    The more you fool with it the better it gets. Keep us posted.

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    Thanks Ron.

    I finished coloring the talus by going over it with a wash made from Folk Art Licorice (1 part) and blue windshield washer fluid (5 parts).

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    I then began laying the turf. I used Wood land Scenics Earth turf under the bridges. For the first layer of green I used WS Blended Turf – Green.

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    Great Job!! Thanks for the ongoing explanations and formulas, I find that the very helpful.
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    This just keeps looking better and better!! And it's a great tutorial as well. :thumb:

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    Haven't checked on this in a while, Tom, looking very good, great modeling skills there!
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    Thanks everyone!

    I added some more turf. This time I used Medium Green Coarse Turf

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