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CieloVistaRy
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Posted - 07/29/2020 :  9:08:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good, Larry. It blends pretty well with the foreground. I am wondering if the backdrop is thin enough to be backlit. that would make the yellow glow.

Arthur

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BigLars
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Posted - 07/29/2020 :  9:12:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by CieloVistaRy

Looking good, Larry. It blends pretty well with the foreground. I am wondering if the backdrop is thin enough to be backlit. that would make the yellow glow.


Interesting thought. It is paper but will be glued to MDF. Maybe if painted on canvas.



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BigLars
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Posted - 07/29/2020 :  9:15:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by brucet

Love the backdrop.
If you want brick by brick ideas try Googling Marcel Ackle. He's a master at old buildings.




Wow, It will take me years to get to that level. Worth a try.

Thanks Carl and Pete.



Edited by - BigLars on 07/29/2020 9:16:03 PM

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brucet
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Posted - 07/30/2020 :  12:22:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
BigLars try feldbahn-modellbau.ch

There are a number of how to article/tutorials.

You should get a 'translate to English'.
I've use his techniques in o scale and it makes a big difference.



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CieloVistaRy
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Posted - 07/30/2020 :  06:51:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by BigLars

quote:
Originally posted by CieloVistaRy

Looking good, Larry. It blends pretty well with the foreground. I am wondering if the backdrop is thin enough to be backlit. that would make the yellow glow.


Interesting thought. It is paper but will be glued to MDF. Maybe if painted on canvas.




Or printed onto canvas? The benefit of doing that is having something durable that you can roll up for travel without wrinkling or developing tears.


Arthur

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Coaltrain
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Posted - 07/30/2020 :  10:32:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That backdrop sure sets the mood, very nice


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Larryc
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Posted - 07/30/2020 :  4:21:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow Larry, that really makes your modeling "POP". Rob what a great idea that you came up with. Very well done guys!!


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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 07/31/2020 :  09:40:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Larry the module and backdrop is to die for fantastic.

Frank

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BigLars
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Posted - 07/31/2020 :  6:37:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Larry, Frank, Bruce, Arthur and Coaltrain.

Stepping up my level of insanity. Now starting to cast individual bricks.
Working on a method to color them.




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brucet
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Posted - 07/31/2020 :  8:10:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You don't have to be nuts but it certainly helps!!

Lately I've been doing similar nutty jobs. Provided you look at what you are doing and not the finish line then it's surprising what you can achieve.



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jbvb
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Posted - 08/01/2020 :  5:23:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
On a related subject, I stumbled upon this yesterday and read all 400 pages: "The Tank Corps" by Maj. Williams - Ellis

https://www.tradeshouselibrary.org/uploads/4/7/7/2/47723681/the_tank_corps_~_1919.pdf

A good scan but it wasn't published as a photo book.



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BigLars
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Posted - 08/01/2020 :  5:35:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
James,
Thanks for the link I did not have that one.

Bruce,
It is getting real.

Plaster of Paris is easy to color with water based craft paint while mixing. I doubt I ever get the same color bricks twice this way.

This is the 250 brick test pour. I will ramp up to 500 at a time. I also added a floor to the church which you will see in the picture. The bricks will not be inside the church, it as just handy.




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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 08/02/2020 :  09:06:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

250 to 500, that's a steep ramp. Nice.


Frank

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 08/02/2020 :  09:33:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow can you say "looney bin"??

Godspeed Larry they'll be waiting for you at the church with "white coats".

Another impressive detail by you!!


Jerry

"And in the end, its not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Philip
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Posted - 08/02/2020 :  12:51:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Sweet! I've heard of fold painting the molds and it stick well. never tried it tho.

Philip



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