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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 01/24/2016 :  10:17:08 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice job.

Frank

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Grabnet
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Posted - 01/24/2016 :  7:35:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Frank, Kumard, rca-2, Tyson, and Bill for the nice comments.

I agree the whole trick in modeling these little trains is "texture and color." I do like to work with styrene as it is extremely fast and can be made to look like just about anything.

Here the rural Haitian home is nestled in to the jungle growth on the mountainside.





Here is the finished scene overlooking Leogoane.



In the picture you can see my latest project a tender in resin from "Backwoods Miniatures" to add more mileage to the hard working Porters.

Thanks for looking. Doc Tom



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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 01/25/2016 :  01:02:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice integration of this little home into what seemed a tricky place.


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George D
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Posted - 01/25/2016 :  08:18:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That little house fits right in.

George



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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 01/25/2016 :  08:19:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks great!


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jeyjey
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Posted - 01/25/2016 :  12:07:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fantastic job. Love the wattle and daub.


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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 01/25/2016 :  7:10:51 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hey Doc, you sure make it hard for the people to get to and from their little house, no stairs, no walks, no nothing.

Frank

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BigLars
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Posted - 01/25/2016 :  8:01:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow a quick build and it fits in so well. Maybe a rope coming down the hill that the owner can use to help climb up. What's next?

My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/25/2016 :  9:54:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Doc,
The level of creativity in your scene is incredible. Yet it's based on actual buildings. It sure is fun watching this all come together.
Mike


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kumard
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Posted - 01/26/2016 :  1:00:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit kumard's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks great. So simple but very effective. I have one more structure to build for The Depot. After watching this I'm going to use styrene.

http://thedepotonline.com/

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Rick
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Posted - 01/26/2016 :  1:15:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Excellent!


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Grabnet
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Posted - 01/27/2016 :  1:06:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you for all the kudos George,Frederic,Tyson, Jey Jey and Rich. They are much appreciated.

Frank, there is a mountain trail behind the home.I promise!!

Big Lars, A rope ladder would not be needed because of the trail noted above.They can use the hemp saved in rope making for other marketable tropical products.

Michael, yes all the buildings in that scene are taken from real prototype photographs. I had a lot of fun getting the pictures and making the models.

Kumard, styrene is a quick and easy modeling media. Give it a whirl in your next beautiful building.

Doc Tom



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Grabnet
Crew Chief



Posted - 02/14/2016 :  7:39:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello,
I have been working a little more on the Backwoods (Back Jungle?) Miniatures tender kit for one of my hard working Porters. I did my first sound decoder install in the tender using a Digitrax Sound Bug set up.



What was nice about these kits is that they come with wheel wipers for electrical pickup and are quite roomy for all the electrical goodies.



I have got it painted in its first coat of flat black .



Weathering and a suitable load of dried and crushed sugar cane (bagasse) for fuel is to come.

Thanks for looking. Doc Tom



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Frank Palmer
Fireman



Posted - 02/15/2016 :  09:12:49 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Sugar cane stalks for fuel . . . sweet!

Frank

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Grabnet
Crew Chief



Posted - 02/21/2016 :  3:18:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pedro from the neighboring Dominican Republic works on the docks in Port au Prince. He was elated when he was asked to take a ride in the position of honor up on the tender of the hardworking Porter.



He is enjoying the breeze kicked up by the Porter on this hot tropical island.



Thanks for looking. Doc Tom



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