Jun 30, 2005
Nicely done Tom.
Stay cool and run steam.........
I have finished painting the ground with Folk Art Honeycomb.
I am also using the photos to track down those areas I missed.
Next rock coloring and road building.
I love to follow your diorama works. I noticed on your site that you have a lot of buttons but none of them are "hot", is this an oversight or do you not have anything for them to link to yet? I really enjoy your work and the way you lay out everything step by step. Your'e a great asset to us novice MRR'ers. I actually stopped by and picked up my first bottles of Folk Art Asphaltum to color my tracks with yesterday. Thanks
As you have already guessed the website needs a lot of work. I put the buttons in and intended to have "under Construction" pages attached to them but I just don't have the time to work on the website. Most times I can only squeeze a few hours a month to update it and many months I get no time to do so.
Using Woodland Scenics Talus I added talus to the area behind the barns.
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.
I have finally got around to building the garage for the Farm House
Kit before Starting
Garage with the farm house
Front of the garage
Rear of the Garage
Very nice indeed Tom. I can almost 'see' the kids hiding back there to sneak a smoke!! Great progress.
Nice work. It looks like everything is coming along nicely. I also noticed you have the same problem lighting the layout that I have - lamps. They are such a pain.
Another construction that has begun again.
I started off with coloring the road. I painted it with Folk Art Dark Gray. I then drybrushed it with Folk Art Charcoal Gray, Light Gray, and then again Charcoal Gray.
I now have added some dirt shoulders with Woodland Scenics Fine Turf – Earth. The barn is shown in its eventual spot.
Looking good! The road looks like some out in west Texas called 'State Hiways'. They have the same ragged edges, so you are protypical.
Maybe the State can get the Captain to send Cool Hand Luke, Dragline, and the rest of the boys out there to spread some sand and put some oil down. Hopefully there won't be a failure to communicate with the Boss man...
They would fit right in out in west Texas!
When it does occasionally rain, it washes the dirt away from under the edge of the hard span, and the next truck that comes along breaks off chunks along the edges. Pretty soon the road is too narrow to allow cars to meet, and one drops off, and it has torn off front wheels! One of my friends had the whole wheel, 'A' frame and all come off his 89 Caddy!
This is going to be a really nice addition to the layout with all the detail being put into it.
Anybody know who to congratulate on it? Who? OH sure Tom the Master Artist, of course!
You're welcome to come visit any time Tom, (bring your brushes)!
I finished adding the medium green fine turf a couple of weeks ago. I finally got some photos of it.
Here we are with the farm buildings temporarily in place. I still need to do driveways.
I added some WS turf – Earth before we went on vacation to lay the base areas for driveways and areas around the barns.
Here are some shots with the buildings temporarily in place.
Really nice. I am currently working on a 2' x 4' module which is also going to feature a farm house, small barn, corn field, pumpkin patch - and a signal tower. Might take a few shots as I work on it - which I haven't had much time for lately. My module will represent the B&O in the early 1950's in some as-yet to be figured out location in Maryland or Pennsylvania...
Thanks Tim! I’ll be watching your progress.
Here are a couple of progress shots of the foliage along the ridge behind the Farm House area.
I used WS Clump Foliage, Fine Leaf Foliage, and foliage to make the scene.
I finished putting in the foliage.