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milocomarty
Fireman

Netherlands
5914 Posts

Posted - 07/18/2011 :  1:34:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit milocomarty's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looking good Andy, can imagine the sore fingers using steel wire on that tree. Looks great already! I cover them with a primer first glue 'm in with white glue and then use a tea sieve to drop a coat of MDF sawdust on it (got plenty on hand in my business)

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andykins
Fireman

United Kingdom
4087 Posts

Posted - 07/18/2011 :  4:37:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit andykins's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob thanks buddy, yes plenty plenty more weeds to add (what you can see i added just to see what it looks like) but its funn you should say because i gave into temptation and started adding a buntch of tuffs. not so much in the junk yard (but a few snuck in) because i want to get the fence and details in place etc, but the underside of the stair case on the farm supple has a nice green coating of weeds. i'll keep coming back to add more in time though.
as for the transfer table, its going behind another backscene board, ive not put in place for any photos yes but that will hide everything, the trees are just to hide the corners, as well as blocking the view hopefuly tricking the eye into thinking the fright house and trailer are farther away, and visa versa

thanks dallas
thanks martin, thats a neat idea, i was trying to remember who it was who put saw dust on their trees, i may well have to give it a try.

ive also desided to fix the paper backscene before i got to blegium (a month today) rather then after,i was expecting the tile grouting to take longer and the more i think about it the more it'll hold me up (like being able to fix the smaller ones to hide the cassette, and being able to finnesh the trees etc etc etc and so on.
the downside is the really convinate DIY store down the road closed a while ago, so i'll need to bum a lift off someone so i can pick up some lineing paper, wall paper paste and some decent sprey glue

and on that note, time for bed. thanks again
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milocomarty
Fireman

Netherlands
5914 Posts

Posted - 07/18/2011 :  5:02:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit milocomarty's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Try this topic Andy, dutch master of trees http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=23011&whichpage=1

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visman48
Fireman

USA
5364 Posts

Posted - 07/18/2011 :  6:31:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit visman48's Homepage  Click to see visman48's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Andy
I hadn't put it in my first response today, but I think a natural sagebrush type armature would look really good, especially with minimal greenery on it.

good thing for weeds, is material from blond Halloween hair, its cheap, of course that assumes you all do that down there. I also like natural broom material for weeds.

Les

My forum build links;
Big Horn and Moose Creek :http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=22704&whichpage=1
Locomotives: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=20279
Railcars: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=17827
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andykins
Fireman

United Kingdom
4087 Posts

Posted - 07/19/2011 :  04:57:52 AM  Show Profile  Visit andykins's Homepage  Reply with Quote
martin are you sure those are models trees? they sure fooled me hehe very very very nice. thanks.

les, the closest thing we have all year around is plumbers hemp, even that is getting hard to find, but it has far more tones and shades in it then the WS long fibers, and it comes ina tube with a hole in the lid, so you can pull and cut so much, unlick the little bags the WS stuff comes in, i have some somehwre i'll just need to find it :P
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milocomarty
Fireman

Netherlands
5914 Posts

Posted - 07/19/2011 :  05:45:12 AM  Show Profile  Visit milocomarty's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by andykins

martin are you sure those are models trees? they sure fooled me hehe very very very nice. thanks.



Yeah I know Andy, Jos shure is a master in modeling trees!

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andykins
Fireman

United Kingdom
4087 Posts

Posted - 07/19/2011 :  10:57:56 AM  Show Profile  Visit andykins's Homepage  Reply with Quote
heres a little snap of the grass so far, alots and lots more will get added over time (i suspect i shall follow suit of the likes of chris nevard who often doubles up grass with the static grass from a grassmaster.

not quite in the photo is the tall grass i added just in front of the model t casting in the yard,
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railman28
Fireman

USA
2378 Posts

Posted - 07/19/2011 :  2:20:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good looking weeds Andy. It seems weird to call weeds good looking but yours are colored appropriately,in the right spots. I would like to see the ones you added to the yard.

It's Only Make Believe

Bob Harris
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visman48
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USA
5364 Posts

Posted - 07/19/2011 :  2:38:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit visman48's Homepage  Click to see visman48's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Andy,
Thats really nice, the mix of colors and placement is spot on...remember the final detail is litter, bottles, cans...newpapers

So you mentioned that you put down the tuffs and tall grasses then do your grassmaster magic? I am stuck on that process...

Les

My forum build links;
Big Horn and Moose Creek :http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=22704&whichpage=1
Locomotives: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=20279
Railcars: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=17827
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Geezer
Engineer

USA
10288 Posts

Posted - 07/19/2011 :  4:25:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Green!!! Good show Andy!!!
Looks good ta me!!! ;-)


Bill
The only "REAL" Geezer

"Before you say it's my fault, Are you SURE it was my job?"

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BigLars
Engineer

USA
9152 Posts

Posted - 07/19/2011 :  7:21:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice Andy!

Larry
CEO Tagish & Marsh Lake RR
CFO Yukon Northern RR
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andykins
Fireman

United Kingdom
4087 Posts

Posted - 07/20/2011 :  05:06:10 AM  Show Profile  Visit andykins's Homepage  Reply with Quote
thanks guys.

bob i know what you mean, real world people look at something rusty, and they think its crap, when we model it we think its great :D i shall get a photo later for you bob. i need to take photo of what i got upto last night.

les thats what i plan to do once i get a grassmaster (the best place ive found sells it for 130, but that comes with 3 bags of the nice silor fibers so i get 15 worth of fibers free basicly) but i dont really want to spend 130 plus right before i go away but it'll be the 1st thing i buy when i get back (might even buy some fibers if i see any i like. like the ones martin just got (polak?) but yes lots of details :D ive got a whole mess of little boxes made up and ready to go, and when i get around it tin cans etc etc

thanks bill and larry it sure is nice to put some green to the scene :P

ive ordered the backscene, its from a photographic company who just happen to make backscenes and brick papers etc, sold under the I.D. backscene brand, they look pretty good and ive heard nothing but good things about them and they make a nice sky set. two 5 foot sections (and that works out that the joint will be in the 2nd 90' (from left to right) and so hidden by the tree, i think i should email my goverment see if they have anything to hide, this tree seams its going to do a good job at hiding stuff :P

also ordered a small box of seamoss, ive never used this before so i have no idea what to do with it but i have a few ideas.

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andykins
Fireman

United Kingdom
4087 Posts

Posted - 07/20/2011 :  06:40:22 AM  Show Profile  Visit andykins's Homepage  Reply with Quote
after seeing a post by bruce (dutchman) this idea started to float in my head, i wanted some taller weeds under the staircase but i was having trouble planting the WS long grass, so i wraped some card in clingfilm (next time i'll use wax paper, i found the clingfilm (shrinkwrap) was far too "slippery") and cut and glued a few lines of long tuffs.

seams to have work ok, i'll give them a trim and plant them latter.
and as promissed



if i remember right the nice tuffs are two tone autum/late summer and summer normal ones and two tone winter ones, however since being packed away they have been bent over, so look as if a strong wind is on them, they are standing up a bit more now though.(i did buy them over 2 years ago :P) and the WS stuff is just staw, green and light green (cant remeber what they called them but im sure you know what i mean)

i am running low on tuffs, but im ganna make my own once i get my grassmaster, someone at another model railway club that also meets in the same hall as we do (on different nights) dose the same and they look far nicer then the ready made ones
cheers

Edited by - andykins on 07/20/2011 06:42:05 AM
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milocomarty
Fireman

Netherlands
5914 Posts

Posted - 07/20/2011 :  07:02:57 AM  Show Profile  Visit milocomarty's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Cool, grasses behind the fence look great. Have a look at an aluminiumfoil dish, you know these catering thingies, they're great to make tufts on. Especialy when you use a grassmaster...

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elwoodblues
Fireman

Canada
5814 Posts

Posted - 07/20/2011 :  08:03:22 AM  Show Profile  Visit elwoodblues's Homepage  Send elwoodblues a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Andy,

The scenes are really starting to come together, looking great.

Will be interested is seeing the tree finished, looks like it's going to be a killer tree.

Ron Newby
General Manager
Clearwater Valley Railway Co.
http://www.cvry.ca
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