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hon3_rr
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Posted - 02/19/2016 :  2:59:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I second Jerry's question.

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

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Ensign
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Posted - 02/19/2016 :  3:30:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frederic, your rocking & rolling now!

Greg Shinnie



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fireman93514
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Posted - 02/21/2016 :  10:04:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking great.


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Rick
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Posted - 02/21/2016 :  12:40:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fantastic!!!!


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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 02/28/2016 :  5:42:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you for the comments my friends.

Kris and Jerry, as you will see no plaster should come in the bent area, or only in a very controlled way. Decorating this place is something between patchwork and macrame...

Nothing is ever perfect in life and even if the following picture doesn't really show it, the China ink dried in a somewhat mustardy yellowish shade that really didn't please me, so I reworked the color. I finally got a tone a bit dark compared to the neighbouring cliffs, and so I'll probably have to lighten it, which can be done later. I'm also thinking of reshaping some of the rocks using air drying modelling clay since I find the final look lacks a bit of verticality.

The two shots below show the mountain before and after the repainting work.





I built the bents for the rear bridge and installed them this afternoon. Since the bottom will be hidden by the rock and roll scenery, I didn't take much precaution with its decoration and priviledged sturdiness. The three central bents are held by thick pieces of wood. On the two extreme ones, where more will be visible, I laid a rock + ballast foundation that was glued using the usual detergent + water + white glue technique. The second pic shows one of the foundations before pouring the glue.







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LynnB
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Posted - 02/28/2016 :  6:32:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It will be interesting how the trestle area evolves to its scenic completion.


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hon3_rr
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Posted - 02/28/2016 :  7:39:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm going to be really interested in seeing how you blend all of this together. Also, there are lots of cuts here in the rocky mountain foothills where there are several different colors right next to one another, so I'm sure whatever you come up with will work.

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

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robert goslin
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Posted - 02/29/2016 :  12:34:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wonderful scene Frederic. That sure is a large cliff face.
Nice job with the blending and colours.
Looking forward to seeing that trestle scene.


Regards Rob

Despite the cost of living, it's still popular.

Edited by - robert goslin on 02/29/2016 12:36:19 AM

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 02/29/2016 :  10:59:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Decorating this place is something between patchwork and macramé...

“Decorating” I cringe at the mention of the word, Frederic it’s “Detailing” my friend.

“The China ink dried in a somewhat mustardy yellowish shade that really didn't please me, so I reworked the color.”

Don’t you just hate it when you have to go back and try to replicate something you did some time before, especially trying to match a mixed color. Hang in there you’ll get it I’m sure. That entire will be fantastic when you’re finished.



Edited by - Frank Palmer on 02/29/2016 11:01:00 AM

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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 03/01/2016 :  5:45:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the comments, my friends.
Frank, thanks for the vocabulary hint : here's a genuine 'faux ami' (word that seems to mean something and means something else).

Here are some pics showing the patchwork/macrame work. Another good reason to keep all this advertising crap that fills the mailbox.













I thought workers would have done something to keep the boulders from falling into the lake or simply destroying the second bridge.



A general view of the current scene.



I eventually found a pic of the bridge on Dave Woodrell's Sn3 layout that inspired the site I'm currently modelling.




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Rick
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Posted - 03/01/2016 :  5:48:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So nice to see you working on your layout again Frederic.
Thanks for all the progress photos and that last one you posted is outstanding!



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 03/01/2016 :  6:09:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Glad your doing this step by step. So I can follow along when I do mine.


Jerry

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

Edited by - TRAINS1941 on 03/01/2016 7:37:11 PM

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visman48
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Posted - 03/01/2016 :  6:15:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit visman48's Homepage  Click to see visman48's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Frederic,
Really cool to see this in progress. Have you noticed with your rock castings and stain/paint that they have faded?

Les



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Geezer
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Posted - 03/01/2016 :  6:27:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OMG Frederic!
This will be one fantastic scene when you are done.
The Dave Woodrell picture would inspire anyone, but you
my friend are just as talented in my opinion.



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 03/01/2016 :  7:41:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Inspiration gorge, outstanding.


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