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James VanB
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Posted - 10/18/2009 :  9:41:51 PM  Show Profile  Visit James VanB's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks great Barry!

I'd wouldn't change a thing. Nothing wrong with the mountains at all.




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darrylhuffman
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Posted - 10/18/2009 :  10:57:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit darrylhuffman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm not sure if I posted these to the forum or not. I did these in May and have been working on other things lately but plan on getting back to the layout this month.

This is the area just to the right of the door into the layout room. This will be a waterfront area.



Around the wall to the next wall you see this area. This will be my main town area.



Around to the third wall is my mining area. And the layout ends at the extreme right on this area.



The room is 11 by 13 with the layout around three walls. 24 inches deep.




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http://ghosttownmodels.blogspot.com/

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LVN
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Posted - 10/18/2009 :  11:01:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit LVN's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very nice Barry. The issue of the mountains is common and lots of us suffer the camel hump phenomina. May I suggest you think about stretch the mountains out horizonally. Fewer peaks as you stated would also be the answer. Have fun. Great to see you giving it a try. Glad you enjoyed the clinic.

Chris Lyon
http://www.lyonvalleynorthern.blogspot.com

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LynnB
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Posted - 10/18/2009 :  11:21:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice Darryl is that a new technique your doing now?


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darrylhuffman
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Posted - 10/18/2009 :  11:31:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit darrylhuffman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Lynn,

I seem to always be doing new techniques.

Each time I watch Jerry Yarnell I get a new idea.

www.yarnellart.com

I HIGHLY recommend looking at Yarnell's DVDs until you see one that looks similar to what you want to acheive and then order the DVD.

Wonderful teacher.


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shadetreekid
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Posted - 10/19/2009 :  08:24:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work Darryl. I'd like to see more pictures of your layout.




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darrylhuffman
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Posted - 10/19/2009 :  1:41:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit darrylhuffman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Don,

I will be posting progress photos as time goes on but this is all I have done at this point.

I plan on spending most of the winter working on it instead of producing new DVDs.


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Tommatthews
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Posted - 10/19/2009 :  2:31:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Darryl,

My backdrop will be three sided: 80" x 180" x 76".





Does Jerry Yarnell explain how to expand this fall scene into a backdrop? Or, am I looking in the right area? Or do I use his technique and expand the scene myself?

http://www.yarnellart.com/cart2/cartimages/product/0803maplevalley.jpg

http://www.yarnellart.com/cart2/cartimages/product/SignsofFall2.jpg

I am a total novice to painting. Any suggestions are appreciated ....


Tom M.

Edited by - Tommatthews on 10/19/2009 2:36:13 PM

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darrylhuffman
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Posted - 10/20/2009 :  12:40:44 AM  Show Profile  Visit darrylhuffman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Tom,

Jerry Yarnell is not a model railroader so he is not demonstrating doing backdrops but rather he is showing you how to compose and paint the scenes you see in the ads for the videos.

The two scenes you picked are demonstrated as you see them. It is up to you to carry those ideas into your layout.

Yarnell shows you every stroke of paint needed and his lessons will give you lots of ideas.

For those of you who have Direct TV / Dish Network or a cable system that carries the BYU channel, Yarnell does a half hour program every Saturday morning.

I recommend propping up a sheet of smooth sided plywood in the garage and practicing on it.




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Mario Rapinett
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Posted - 10/20/2009 :  12:47:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Darryl

Love your work mate....

"M"



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nhguy
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Posted - 10/20/2009 :  01:56:03 AM  Show Profile  Visit nhguy's Homepage  Send nhguy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I am finally getting around to adding more backdrops. I've curved the corners and added curves back drops to separate the railroad rooms. What a difference a few pieces of Masonite can make.

This is the Deep River Side


This is the Essex side


Curving the corner in Middletown


Hartford Yard industrial area backdrop


East Hartford Engine facility area


Deep River tunnel -not finished but you get the Idea.


It's amazing how the room divides up with these to make scenes.


Trees are being painted by myself and my wife. This is the Dividend/ Deep river side.


Gotta love the way the backdrops give a sense of going somewhere and finishing up a layout space. Boy will the boys be surprised next ops session!


Bill Shanaman
New Haven RR
Hartford Division
in Colorado.

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belg
Fireman



Posted - 10/20/2009 :  07:53:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Darryl, which volume(s) did you buy and like best? Does that mean you tore down the layout in your earlier pics on the website? Your work on the backdrops is just beautiful. Pat


Edited by - belg on 10/20/2009 07:54:48 AM

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darrylhuffman
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Posted - 10/20/2009 :  09:08:03 AM  Show Profile  Visit darrylhuffman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Pat,

Of the ones currently listed on www.yarnellart.com , I would pick the following 5 in order of suggested viewing.

My preference is for Western mountains like in the Rockies.

All are under the Acrylic Series tab.

Under Acrylic Studies:
9943 Study Painting
basics on skies, clouds, rocks and trees

Under Acrylic Studies:
9944 Your Painting
most typical of what we look for in backdrops

Under Wildlife:
0502 Majestic Guardian
rocks and waterfalls

Under Landscapes:
1702 Time of Rebirth
different rocks and waterfalls

Under Landscapes:
0108 Eagle's Bluff
layering for distance


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belg
Fireman



Posted - 10/20/2009 :  5:17:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Darryl, much appreciated. So are you starting over or starting a new one in another room? Pat


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darrylhuffman
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Posted - 10/20/2009 :  5:36:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit darrylhuffman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Pat,

We moved into a new home so the old layout got the chainsaw treatment.

I had designed it to come apart so it could be reused. Same for the backdrop.

But, as time goes on my interests evolve and my skills improve so I was ready for a brand new layout.

Now the only problem is finding time to work on it.


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http://ghosttownmodels.blogspot.com/

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