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Bill Gill
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Posted - 07/29/2018 :  3:28:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A terrific build!


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Terrell
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Posted - 07/29/2018 :  4:42:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Dave, Bob, Mike and Bill!!



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Terrell
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Posted - 07/31/2018 :  2:27:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This where I am, as of now. Landscaping.









My dilemma now is in the prototype photo everything looks like dirt but I imagine a lot of what we are seeing is dead winter grass. Well, I don't want to model dead winter grass. Should I add some 'green' to it or just leave it as is? Not that I'm finished with, still fine tuning the dirt.


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George D
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Posted - 07/31/2018 :  3:10:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fantastic looking building, Terrell.

I'm not sure "landscaping" is the term you want to use when modeling dirt and dead grass.

George



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Carl B
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Posted - 07/31/2018 :  6:10:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Beautiful work.


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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 07/31/2018 :  8:15:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
WOW! What a gorgeous model! Very well done. And I love how massive it looks.


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 07/31/2018 :  8:51:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Terrell, There were a lot of kids in the original photo. I'm thinking dirt wold be most likely ground cover able to survive, with a sprinkling of paths worn by little bare feet and homemade scooters and wagons.


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 07/31/2018 :  9:06:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fred,

On my computer the "dirt" looks like the sand on my beach; I'm thinking a more "tan" road gravel color would be good. I like Bill's idea of the well-worn grass with paths, splotches and so on, and I agree that your interpretation of dead winter grass is probably close, given the visible tree foliage. Some hints of green in the winter grass would be a good indicator of spring, or if your railroad is mid-summer, then something splotchy, like my lawn might work.

Grass stays "green" for a long time up north.... I'm always surprised to see how green things are under the blanket of white gifts from above....

Great job!

Pete
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Terrell
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Posted - 07/31/2018 :  9:34:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Guys !!

I don't know how to define massive, right now the whole display is about 18"x 11 3/4"x 12 3/4" and probably weighs a good 24 ounces.


I agree there's a lot of dirt, especially in front and where the asphalt breaks up leading to the walk out front (not modeled). But I don't think it's all dirt. Look over next door where the abandoned car is and you can see sprigs sticking up that match the color of the ground turf. But, anyway, I'm more concerned about matching everything else I've already built, none of which have dead winter grass. So, if I add green grass, does that take away from what I have done with this model? Or should I just leave it as dirt?


Speaking of kids, anyone else notice, in the close up shot there's 10 kids ( not counting the one in the window) and in the long shot there's only eight.


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Guff
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Posted - 07/31/2018 :  9:47:03 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Leave the dirt as modeled. It adds to the character of the old tenement!
Dave


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 07/31/2018 :  10:04:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Unless you're planning to leave this on a shelf somewhere, I'd blend it in. You've done a fabulous job here, and should be able to showcase it with everything else you have going.

But that's me.... YMMV.

As to the kids, well... kids are moving targets anyway and this was a grab shot "slice of life," not a portrait. Life is Good!

Pete
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Terrell
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Posted - 07/31/2018 :  10:33:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Dave and Pete. That's the answer to the question as asked. It'll sit on a shelf for awhile until I get around to a layout, So I'll leave it as is for now. Then find a way to blend it in.


I'm getting so close to the end of this build I guess I'm starting to suffer from post-partum modeling depression.


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Pennman
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Posted - 07/31/2018 :  10:33:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nothing simple about this at all, just amazing!


Rich



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Cowboybilly
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Posted - 08/01/2018 :  01:11:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
oustanding good work


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sgtbob
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Posted - 08/01/2018 :  05:47:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Terrell, That's OUTSTANDING.

On my model I was thinking maybe dirt with a few weeds growing along the foundation where they always seem to survive.

Bob

Are you planning any figures?


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