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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 01/24/2016 :  2:50:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you my friends.
Carl, Frank's advice was good and taken as a positive one.
Thanks, Bill. I must say that waterfall is by far nicer in photo than in reality...
Perfect, Frank. So, let's proceed.

Work on the left part of the scene today. Installation of a small retaining wall immediately covered with a lot of shrubs. While scenic material was on hand, I also made the foreground part. It's not complete though, since trees will be added when track has been installed.





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hon3_rr
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Posted - 01/25/2016 :  10:36:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This will really look good with the added dimension the trees will add. Great coloring overall too. I'm loving all of the dead branches on the hillside too. Can't wait for this to have the trees added.

-- KP --
Life is to short to build all of the models I want to.

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Rick
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Posted - 01/25/2016 :  11:03:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fantastic!


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slimrails
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Posted - 01/25/2016 :  12:57:34 PM  Show Profile  Visit slimrails's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great looking bridge and wonderful scenery for it, too...the bridge fits right in and belongs right there. Nice job, Frederic!


Edited by - slimrails on 01/25/2016 12:59:00 PM

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 01/25/2016 :  9:02:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote



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kirk
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Posted - 01/26/2016 :  12:03:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice! Love the subtle colors and varied textures!

Troels Kirk
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N2626
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Posted - 01/27/2016 :  07:17:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The track is missing? Where? Wonderful work Fredric!


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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 01/27/2016 :  08:43:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the comments, my friends.
Troels, coming from such an expert, this IS a compliment.
Mark, the lack of it is hidden : hiding the problems, one of the qualities of a modeller.
Russ, Mike, Rick, thanks. I feel happy with this progress on the Sn3 line.
Kris, while I don't plan to add these trees very soon, I worked this morning on the trunk for an evergreen, using techniques ala Jos (Scotchpine) and Martin (milocomarty). So far, branches have been installed and painted using Vallejo textured material. I thought you would be happy to see it on location (greenery to come later).
Bridge lovers will notice the addition of a few details.





Edited by - Frederic Testard on 01/27/2016 08:44:31 AM

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 01/27/2016 :  10:36:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great scene Frederick and really nice start on the tree even if its naked!!!

Jerry

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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 01/27/2016 :  5:11:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Jerry. In order to "un-nake" it and to see how far I was from mastering Jos' and Martin's technique, I tried to green my evergreen. I'm afraid I've fallen in the classical 'too much foliage' trap but I have the feeling this tree is reasonable and followers should be better... I guess the branch structure could also be a bit simplified with a little less branches.

Here are two pics of the tree in what should be its final location (except if future ones are so much better that this one is hidden in a remote background...)






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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 01/31/2016 :  2:07:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A fine week-end with perfectly bad weather allowed me to make progress on the mountain scene.

First, track was added on either side of the bridge.

Then I did a good lot of wood cutting and fitting to frame the layout - and provide a support for the ends of the cardboard lattice that will make the base for the relief.

Other than that, I had built a second evergreen that is visible in the left part of the pics.





The flat piece of plywood at bottom right will host the famous Lake Itasca...




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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 01/31/2016 :  3:33:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That sure does look fine. Can't wait to see the lake started.

Jerry

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wvrr
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Posted - 01/31/2016 :  5:46:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looking really nice, Frederic. I like the addition of the trees....something for the train to go behind.

Chuck



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 01/31/2016 :  7:19:29 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I likes what I sees Frederic. Ah but you better get busy.


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robert goslin
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Posted - 02/01/2016 :  01:33:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks great Frederic. The overall scene is stunning but I also like looking at all the small areas. ie the bridge, the waterfall etc.

The trees are looking great also. The foliage is very light and airy, something I need to work on a bit more.
Will be studying more of your scenes for ideas & inspiration, as I work on my own areas.


Regards Rob

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