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railman28
Fireman

USA
5552 Posts

Posted - 08/07/2013 :  7:05:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Håkan,
The sign looks great. I really like your painted backdrop trees. I've used half round and also flat trees against the back drop to increase the illusion of depth. It can work well and hid buildings that aren't there. Fences work well too as well as parked vehicles. Also give thought to controlling viewing angles with the scenery in front of the track and buildings (like trees, water towers, etc.).
Enjoyed the video. nice slow speed.

It's only make-believe
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8727 Posts

Posted - 08/07/2013 :  7:06:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Håkan,your sign looks perfect! Just like your whole structure does.
Looks like you forgot to bend your letters up for the directions on your weathervane.
I would also think that a horse would be better suited on top of it,since it is a carriage works.
Keep up the great work!

Greg Shinnie

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George D
Moderator

USA
15870 Posts

Posted - 08/07/2013 :  7:27:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like the way you did the signs, Håkan. You've done an excellent job on the building. [:-thumbu]

George
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Tyson Rayles
Moderator

USA
13151 Posts

Posted - 08/07/2013 :  8:16:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great looking signs and a great looking building as well!
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kirk
Fireman

Sweden
4927 Posts

Posted - 08/08/2013 :  12:54:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Håkan, the signs are perfect, and compliments the fine building. Great job!

Troels Kirk
Näsum, Sweden
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dallas_m
Fireman

USA
4674 Posts

Posted - 08/08/2013 :  01:37:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful structure! The signs came out very nicely.

Cheers,
Dallas

Chambers Gas & Oil -- structure build
Quality craftsmanship with a sense of humor!
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Mario Rapinett
Fireman

Australia
5872 Posts

Posted - 08/08/2013 :  01:47:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Frederic Testard
Engineer

France
17652 Posts

Posted - 08/08/2013 :  03:30:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice signs, and the whole model is a beauty, Håkan. The weathervane is a fine addition too.
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masonamerican
Fireman

Sweden
1759 Posts

Posted - 08/08/2013 :  1:44:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Many thanks Martin, George, Mike, Troels, Dallas, Mario and Frederic!

Thanks Bob! Thank you also for the ideas for example the fence. The loco runs pretty good now but I have not got the sound synch quite right yet.

Thanks Greg, I had missed to rotate the letters. There was a loco, a horse, a rooster and a whale(!?) in the set. You’re right the horse is more suitable. Wonder on what building to use the whale. A whale cannery perhaps.

Håkan

Edited by - masonamerican on 08/08/2013 1:47:49 PM
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Carl B
Fireman

USA
3729 Posts

Posted - 08/08/2013 :  1:52:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice Håkan. [:-thumbu]

The sign(s) size, color and finish are excellent.

Please continue!
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robert goslin
Fireman

Australia
2271 Posts

Posted - 08/08/2013 :  10:37:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Håkan, The building looks great. The smaller signs certainly look nicer, and the colours are spot on. The weather vane is a particularly nice touch.
You certainly are talented. [:-star]
Looking forward to more.

Regards
Rob Goslin

A Warped Barrel is a Fool's Frustration - Maxwell Smart.
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kirk
Fireman

Sweden
4927 Posts

Posted - 08/09/2013 :  12:41:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Håkan, whale weathervanes are quite common in Maine and Nova Scotia in the reference photos I have seen.

Troels Kirk
Näsum, Sweden
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masonamerican
Fireman

Sweden
1759 Posts

Posted - 08/09/2013 :  1:37:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Many thanks Carl and Rob! I'll continue. I have a lot of terrain still to build on.

Thanks Troels for the info, the northeast corner must have had much whaling industry and I guess the same also applies to the west coast of northern California and Oregon?
Now I have some new ideas for industries at my little harbor.

Håkan
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railman28
Fireman

USA
5552 Posts

Posted - 08/09/2013 :  7:52:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by masonamerican

Many whaling industry.... the west coast of northern California and Oregon?



Not much whaling in Northern California and Oregon. It was done mostly in San Francisco, Monterrey and Alaska. But there were lots of Whale weather vanes.

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masonamerican
Fireman

Sweden
1759 Posts

Posted - 09/12/2013 :  3:22:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bob, I guess I can use the weather vane then.

I thought I post some progress pictures on the layout. Not much have been done lately only some track laying and some background painting.
For a total newbie painter like me Youtube has been a godsend so I have watched a lot of tutorials there.
Bob Ross forever........

As you can see on the pictures I had somehow to make a transition from the tall trees to more open landscape. I have tried to make quite a abrupt transition from deep forest opening up to a lake vista. It is not finished yet as there are a lot of more trees to be added.

Then there is that annoying thing called perspective that I have to work on[:-scared]

Håkan



Edited by - masonamerican on 09/12/2013 3:23:25 PM
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