Farm House Diorama

Tompm Jun 30, 2005

  1. rush2ny

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    I think that my next layout will be built in easy to handle modules like yours Tom. I just get too overwhelmed with doing everything at once on a big layout.
    Looks Great!

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  2. Tompm

    Tompm TrainBoard Supporter

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    Thanks Russ

    I know what you mean about not getting anything done on a bigger layout. I think the frustrations I had when I was trying to do that way are most of the reason it never got finished.

    These “modules” are not modules in the strict definition but they will do for me. They are being constructed with the intention that they will go together on a bigger layout. I am reaching the point, however, where I need to start thinking about how they will transition from one to other and not look like they are just thrown together. I have learned that the easiest way to take on something big is “to divide and conquer.”

    Of course the fault as to why I started doing these dioramas, lie in threads like WFF. :D :D Without the dioramas I would have no settings for my photos. [​IMG]
     
  3. BoxcabE50

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    Great thread! It's a lot of fun to se the process take shape. I hope that after this module is finished, we can follow yet another.

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  4. Powersteamguy1790

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    Tom:

    The diorama's make your photo's very intriguing.

    Keep up the great work.


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  5. Tompm

    Tompm TrainBoard Supporter

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    Thanks guys!

    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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  6. Tompm

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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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  7. Tompm

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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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  8. Powersteamguy1790

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    Tom:

    Where do you find the Folk Art Paints?

    Thanks.

    Stay cool and run steam...... [​IMG] :cool: :cool:
     
  9. Tompm

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    I get them at AC Moore which is a hobby and craft store we have in the mid-Atlantic region. Michael’s Crafts also carries a good selection and is my back-up. Wal-Mart has some but their color selection is usually very limited.
     
  10. Powersteamguy1790

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    Tom:

    I'll try Michael's Crafts here in South Florida. they should have an adequate supply of colors.

    I use other acrylic paints that I buy at Michaels.

    Thanks for the info.

    I like your liberal use of the different ground foams. I do the same thing on the JJJ&E.

    It gives a great effect to any scene.


    Stay cool and run steam...... [​IMG] :cool: :cool:
     
  11. Tompm

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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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  12. Powersteamguy1790

    Powersteamguy1790 Permanently dispatched

    Tom:

    Looks great so far.

    Keep the photo's coming.


    Stay cool and run steam..... [​IMG] :cool: :cool:
     
  13. Tompm

    Tompm TrainBoard Supporter

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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.
     
  14. verse2damax

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    WOW! More, more. Love the diaramas.

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  15. Tompm

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    Thanks!

    I applied a Charcoal Gray wash to the farm house.

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  16. moose

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    Nice work Tom

    You really like using the Folk Art paints. Is it easy to work with? Is it airbrushable or do you brush everything. Thanks!
     
  17. Tompm

    Tompm TrainBoard Supporter

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    I do both airbrush and brush painting.

    When I airbrush I thin it with blue windshield wiper fluid at a 1:1 rate. I generally have to apply two coats when I airbrush.

    I use it because it easy to use. I used to use Polly Scale but I had nothing but problems with it. I had a hard time airbrushing with it due to clogging. The paint did not cover well. Additionally my local hobby shops do not keep up on their inventories of paint to good and many times when I was using Polly Scale I had trouble finding certain colors.

    There are a ton of colors available and it is inexpensive.
     
  18. SPURLINE

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    Folk Art Paints ''Yeah Baby"

    Folk art paints are probably one of the best acrylic mediums that is on the market right now,Good price,texture,flow factor,blending,clean up,Tom,do you use any of the gold caps folk art paints? these are the thick artist pigment paints,if so what do you think?I like them,good strength and mixing attributes.
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  19. Tompm

    Tompm TrainBoard Supporter

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    Yes I do use them. I find that while they are thicker they work just the same as the other Folk Art paints. Once in a while I come across one that I have to thin a little to use a brush with.
     
  20. Tompm

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

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