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Philip
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Posted - 09/22/2020 :  9:15:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Sweet!

Philip



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 09/22/2020 :  10:17:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very nice. It keeps getting better and better.



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Larryc
Engine Wiper



Posted - 09/23/2020 :  09:50:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jerry thank you for your kind words. This really is a labor of love.

Rick thank you for your comment. This tree was much easier to make than the first ones were. Hopefully the more that I make the better each one will be.

Philip thank you.

Michael thanks; it's coming right along.

Guys thanks for your comments and support; that's what keeps pushing me forward.



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Larryc
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Posted - 10/04/2020 :  3:08:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Been awhile, but here's an update. Wanted to blend the foreground into the background so I used tall over growth to do this.



From my photos of the Farm all around the out buildings and barn were weeds and overgrowth; so this approach was a natural.





These areas behind the outbuildings shows how well the blending works out.



Finally got around to painting the rest of the animals. The pig color was fine so I only painted the bases of the piglets to blend in better with the dirt. The chickens were painted like "white leghorns" which my Grandfather raised.
That's the condition of the Farm at the moment. Next will be to touchup the dirt around the smokehouse, then it's on to the dairy barn and silo which will take some time to get it done correctly.
Any comments/suggestions are very helpful and appreciated.



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Rick
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Posted - 10/04/2020 :  7:16:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry, blending the background in with the tall growth looks good.
Painting on the animals also looks good.
Any way to easily cut the base off the critters?
Or, bury the base in the dirt.



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 10/04/2020 :  7:35:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice blending the backdrop with the tall growth.

I have to agree with Rick on those bases though they have to go.


Jerry

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

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BigLars
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Posted - 10/04/2020 :  7:52:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Happy those critters finally got painted.


Edited by - BigLars on 10/04/2020 7:52:52 PM

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Larryc
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Posted - 10/05/2020 :  11:49:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rick thanks for the compliment. I'm afraid that if I cut the bases off the animals then they may no longer stand up. So I think I'll try burying them in the dirt and see what happens. May be a little trial and error situation.

Jerry thanks for your kind words. I agree that something needs to be done about the bases.

Larry thanks. Don't know why I kept putting the painting off; it really wasn't that big a deal.



Edited by - Larryc on 10/05/2020 11:51:04 AM

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Philip
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Posted - 10/05/2020 :  1:06:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Lookin great!

Philip



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Larryc
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Posted - 10/06/2020 :  10:28:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Philip thank you.


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BigLars
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Posted - 10/06/2020 :  11:39:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Larry,
I drill holes in my figures and glue in pins to mount on the layout. That way I can move them around. You might be able to remove the bases and put a pin between the legs.




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Larryc
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Posted - 10/06/2020 :  3:07:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Larry, it never occurred to me to do that. I'll definitely have to try that approach. Thanks again; and also for the photo.


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Larryc
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Posted - 10/17/2020 :  1:55:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Work is still progressing on the farm, although a little slow lately, but still progress.





Following my photos of the farm I planted several clumps of weeds around the pig barn and smokehouse. There is still room in those areas to add farm junk at some point.





Moving on to the barn area, I started detailing the main barn by building the sliding doors for the hayloft. The base for the doors is card stock with scale 1x6's glued on top.They are longer than needed and will be trimmed when dry for a straight door edge. Building one door at a time and put weight on top to eliminate the card buckling.
They will be painted and weathered to match and glued to the barn along with the door hardware.
That's where we're at and thanks for stopping by.



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 10/17/2020 :  2:04:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is that the base color or are you going to use that for the final color on the doors??

Really coming together nicely Larry.


Jerry

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

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Rick
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Posted - 10/18/2020 :  06:56:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry, you can never have too many details.
Thanks for the update pics.
It all looks very good.



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