India ink wash was not dark enough to show through the small cracks in the paint so I used wood stain then hairspray before the acrylic white topcoat was airbrushed on. Lots of washing with a small brush and water to soften the hairspray to get the paint to crack and peel. Rust and moss stains are being added with artists' oil paint and then washed with thinner. Kurt
I'm building my layout again after the summer months. The town of Holy cross on my HOn3 layout is slowly taking shape. But, I realised that the station took up too much real estate. I therefore decided to move it to the Isle side of the rails.
The space was a bit narrow though. So, I decided to cut the building in half lengthwise.
That makes it possible to see the interior of it and make it a bit of a show point.
The starting point was an Atlas station. I cut it in half and used the remaining pieces to make the interior walls. The cut was painted red to highlight it. What do you think?
I am just starting out in Z scale. I am interested in the CNE around 1899-1904. There is nothing out there in Z in this era of rail. One thing that led me to the site was the early rail threads. I hope I can learn a lot here. I have joined and look forward to time spent here.
Getting back into model railroading after two decade hiatus. Starting a modest layout based loosely on the South Pacific Coast and Ocean Shore in California and am getting lots of inspiration by admiring the great work shown on this site.