The M - K & Eastern RR

Graff May 18, 2017

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  2. traingeekboy

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    What are you using for stain?

    Not sure if I have asked before, but this discussion popped up and that was what came to mind.
     
  3. Joe Lovett

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    The water tower looks fantastic Graff!!! I can see how the tappered tank could be a challenge but you definitely got it down, great job.

    Joe
     
  4. Graff

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    Hi, I use Saman brand stains. They are very, very good!
     
  5. Graff

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    Been busy working on my mountains.
    I do have a lot of them to do... In total about 60' long and 1.5' to 2' high.
    So, I had started on the mountain behind my town, it also works as a view block for the staging.
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    I wasn't sure about the height, so I waited to see how I would like it before finishing it.
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    I cut it down a couple of inches and finished the rockwork.
    The top got Sculptamold on it as it will be grass, gravel and some trees there.
    The Sculptamold is homemade. I mix plaster of paris with cellulose insulation material.
    Roughly 3 cups of insulation to 1 cup of plaster.
    Works nice!
    I colored the mountains with WS pigments and some acrylics before spraying it with diluted Modpodge matte. The last step was a black/raw umber wash.
    I will drybrush the rocks with a light beige paint tomorrow.
     
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  6. Joe Lovett

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    Graff, I particularly like how the bluff turned out, great job!!!

    Joe
     
  7. Graff

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    Thanks! :)
    Some better pictures of my mountain.
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    Hand carved plaster stained with WS ocher, sienna and raw umber. Sprayed with diluted matte Modpodge.
    Then a wash with black and raw umber.
    I finished it by dry brushing with white mixed with ocher.
    What do you think?
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  8. Joe Lovett

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    Very nice Gràff!!! They look real, thank you for posting your work.

    Joe
     
  9. BoxcabE50

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    Looks great. As are those colors and more, around both tunnel and engine house.
     
  10. Graff

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    Thanks! :)
    Progress.
    It looks a lot better with some scenery.
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    The section I've been working on.
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    The brewery and coal dock.
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    The brewery from the other side.
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    The track to the brewery and supply store.
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    The bordello.
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    The band!
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    Some trees around the engine house.
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    The town.
    It'll be fun to start detailing.
     
  11. bremner

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    I swear that the basic brewery kit was made in every scale
     
  12. gmorider

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    Very good job. Looks real.
     
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    More scenery in place.
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    Now I only have to finish up the rails and ground around the turntable and some ballasting before I can continue building eastward!
     
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  14. gmorider

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    And more great work!
     
  15. fordy744

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    That looks fantastic!
     
  16. Graff

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    Thanks!
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    I felt a bit creative today, so I decided to paint some more on the backdrop.
    The backdrop at this section is almost 2' behind the scenery.
    I think that'll give a good 3D effect.
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  17. BoxcabE50

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    Definitely 3D. I can sense the distance created.
     
  18. Kurt Moose

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    Excellent work!(y)
     
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    I made a small video on the state of the layout build.

     

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