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Graffen
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Posted - 09/29/2019 :  07:57:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Some more work done.


I added some static grass.




First train on the line.


Michael Graff
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Swedish custom model builder.
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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 09/29/2019 :  08:39:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks good. What product are you using for static grass?

Mike



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Graffen
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Posted - 09/29/2019 :  11:27:22 AM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Looks good. What product are you using for static grass?

Mike


Thanks, it's a mix.
Woodland scenics, mini nature and some Czech brand...
The static grass machine I use is a Luke Towan design.


Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
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Graffen
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Posted - 09/30/2019 :  2:11:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I've started with the plaster work on the mountains.
I use a mix of WS moulds, home made latex moulds and alu foil.


The plaster is regular plaster of Paris.




I prefer to cast in situ. I wait until the plaster shows small wrinkles in the mould before placing it on the mountain.




I carve the surface with WS rock carving tools.
May need some more plaster in places.




Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
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hon3_rr
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Posted - 09/30/2019 :  2:39:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Some excellent modeling of very high quality work being displayed. Please keep it coming.

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

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Graffen
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Posted - 10/02/2019 :  06:56:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I removed a part of the foam mountain backdrop and replaced it with a piece of hardboard cut like mountains.


It will be painted to give a nice 3D effect.


Michael Graff
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Graffen
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Posted - 10/03/2019 :  11:39:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I've started painting the backdrop.

Just regular artist acrylics.

It's important to have a good original photo to paint from.
The colors are mostly midtones at this point.

The details are being added.
A lot of work left to do.


Michael Graff
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http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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Graffen
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Posted - 10/03/2019 :  12:54:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I test painted a mountain...

I use regular acrylics and WS earth pigments.

First ochre.


Then burnt sienna.


And finally (?) gray stone pigment.
As it is supposed to look Colorado-ish, I hope this is the way to go.
It will lighten when dry.
Then some dry brushing.


Michael Graff
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jbvb
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Posted - 10/03/2019 :  2:03:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The texture looks like granite to me, though the base color of the granite is lighter than is common in New England.


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Graffen
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Posted - 10/04/2019 :  2:38:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yes, I'm trying to match some photos I have of the Colorado mountains.
The color lightened a bit when it dried.


Michael Graff
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Swedish custom model builder.
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Graffen
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Posted - 10/08/2019 :  7:28:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Tunnel portal in wood.

Instead of staining the wood, I'll paint it to look like wood. This was due to the strange veins in the wood which did not look good with stains.

I use Vallejo's wood weathering kit. In the pictures I only just primed it with IDF-grey primer.


Michael Graff
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Graffen
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Posted - 10/08/2019 :  7:31:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Tunnel liner made of Shaper sheet.


Michael Graff
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tillerman1
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Posted - 10/08/2019 :  8:39:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit tillerman1's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Heh. I was going to reply the other day to ask whether you were planning to add a tunnel liner, but then I thought "nah, that would just be obnoxious." Great work! All of the rock work looks terrific in fact, and the ballast/grass effect and the backdrop also look great.

Where is this tunnel on your layout? From the track plan on page one it looks like the lower right corner, but the sidings are a different configuration.



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Graffen
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Posted - 10/09/2019 :  05:33:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by tillerman1

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Where is this tunnel on your layout? From the track plan on page one it looks like the lower right corner, but the sidings are a different configuration.


Thanks.


The tunnel is on the lower right, but the track plan has changed...


Painting of my tunnel portal. I used Vallejo's "Old & new wood effects" color kit.

IDF gray.


Painted concrete lightly and then random boards in IDF sand gray.


Some boards painted light brown.


Dry brushed with ivory sand.


More dry brush with IDF sand gray.


Dark gray wash all over.


Airbrushed soot with weathered black.


Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/09/2019 :  09:12:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Michael,

Thank you for the information on static grass you provided several weeks ago.

Your latest work looks wonderful. Your patience in painting the tunnel portal has paid off.

Mike



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