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rca2
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Posted - 02/17/2016 :  3:00:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The best thing about your magic, Dave, is that you share the secrets of your tricks. Awesome. Bob.

Modeling Arizona Eastern Railroad, Hayden Junction (1920), in On30

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Arizona Dave
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Posted - 02/19/2016 :  11:02:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit Arizona Dave's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys!

I've made a good start on the canyon walls below Hanging Rock. The pink foam layers will be blended together with foam putty (spackle) and Sculptamold before painting.







The Kato power pack recessed into the cliffs will control the On18 tram high above.


David Meek

Edited by - Arizona Dave on 02/19/2016 11:03:20 PM

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MarkF
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Posted - 02/20/2016 :  12:42:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Man, that's a lot of carving! But it sure looks great! However, I don't see any Mickeys... yet!

Mark

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Arizona Dave
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Posted - 02/20/2016 :  4:02:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit Arizona Dave's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Today I began work on the slot canyon below Hanging Rock. Working from the bottom up, I'll be finishing it in about 3" deep sections so I can continue to reach the narrow interior. When complete, Horse Thief Canyon will be 72' deep (18"), but only about 12' wide (3") on average. This is fairly typical for slot canyons in the sandstone country of the Southwest.



David Meek

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railman28
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Posted - 02/20/2016 :  4:36:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is that 2" thick foam boards your using, Dave?

Great looking work so far. I really like the solitary column in front of the rock wall.


It's only make-believe

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Arizona Dave
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Posted - 02/20/2016 :  4:42:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit Arizona Dave's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks. It's 1" thick. I can't get the 2" in my area.

David Meek

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nevadablue
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Posted - 02/20/2016 :  11:32:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work as usual Dave. I'm getting close to being able to terraform on my layout. Now I need to go back to page one on this thread and study your work again.


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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 02/20/2016 :  11:40:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Cool, I've been looking forward to this part!


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Grabnet
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Posted - 02/21/2016 :  07:06:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nicely done and already quite realistic looking in the pink foam.

Doc Tom



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Arizona Dave
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Posted - 02/21/2016 :  1:27:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit Arizona Dave's Homepage  Reply with Quote
While working on the canyon wall below Hanging Rock, it occurred to me that I might need to access the wiring back there at some point in the future so I built in a removable section of scenery to make that much easier. Just push in at the corner then slide it on out.



David Meek

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Grant Whipp
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Posted - 02/21/2016 :  2:33:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very cool, Dave ... ... that is just all kinds of ingenious ... ...! Can't wait to see what you come up with, next! As always ...

CHEERS!


JSBSOn30MRRs - Jefferson State Black Sheep On30 Model Railroaders, Founding Member
DW&A - Diddy Wells & Afterthought On30 Module/Mini-Layout

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railman28
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Posted - 02/21/2016 :  2:38:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That cover is so cool. I might make one for the transformer too. And 1/2 is all I can get in LA.

It's only make-believe

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Arizona Dave
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Posted - 02/21/2016 :  7:05:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit Arizona Dave's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Today's progress on Horse Thief Canyon. One more layer of foam added and some spackling to start blending things together. In my experience, common household spackle works just as well as Woodland Scenics foam putty. In fact, I strongly suspect it's the exact same thing - but at less than half the price. I'll let this dry overnight and then it will get a base coat of tan latex paint.





Looks like one heck of a place to lose a mule.


David Meek

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fockewulf37
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Posted - 02/21/2016 :  7:11:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit fockewulf37's Homepage  Send fockewulf37 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Dave I am convinced that you are buying a specialized foam . The stuff I have doesn't turn out looking as good as yours does.


ty



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 02/21/2016 :  7:45:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
What a neat project! As a geologist I believe I am looking at a wind-formed landscape. I assume that was your intent. Beautiful work.

Mike


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