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    Originally posted by kirk


    Stunning images, and as always very well composed scenes... like a good movie location!


    Thanks Troels. This area is also showing promise for photos taken with the harbor town in the background.
    Gregg


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      Originally posted by Frederic Testard


      I really like this foothill area, Gregg. The dirt road makes a strong connection between the various parts - I mean it visually ties things very strongly. The trees are beautiful too. I particularly love the one above the brick chimney in the last picture, on top of the hill. It has a great shape. The flowing water and the foam below are very convincing too. This layout is a masterpiece, Gregg. I'm not aware of so many pikes featuring such an amount of fantastic scenes, and such a balance between scenery and built areas.


      Frederic,
      Thanks for the many kind comments. I agree with you about the dirt road seemingly tying everything together. That was not planned, it just happened. I shaped the hills so they looked right, then carved in the road where it felt it should go, which resulted in a very natural flow and feel. A lesson I must remember.



      Most of the trees I purposely make small and scraggly, to help with provide greater depth. A few key places, like the one you noted, needed magestic oaks to provide a focal point. Here is another look at that one.



      Keeping a balance between the town and country scenic areas was key and is something that has been a challenge to create. You need both to give proper seperation and create more distance.



      There is much detailing to be done to this area, but it is shaping up nicely.

      Gregg

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      • Gregg,

        I am to the point now of doing roads and I ahve seen some of the beautiful work you and Scott Mason and some other's do with their roads would you share what materials and any techniques you use for your roads. I am looking at adding my roads very soon and hope they look half as good as yours. Your layout is a masterpiece and you should be very proud of it. Great Work

        Joe

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        • Gregg

          Simply Breathtaking!!! Some of the best model railroading I've ever seen.

          Peter

          BCT

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          • Hi Gregg, stunning...as always! Tell me again, what size is your layout room? :up: :up:
            Mike Hamer

            Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

            http://www.bostonandmaine.blogspot.ca

            http://www.craftsmanstructures.blogspot.ca

            http://modelrailroadsivisit.blogspot.ca

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              Originally posted by TRAINS1941


              Gregg

              Just stunning!! What a beautiful layout you have built for yourself.

              Jerry


              Thanks Jerry. It's not built yet, for there is much work still to be done. I have been studying this last set of test photos and decided that the steep hillside, behind Thorndyke, just below town was too rough and rocky, not giving the right ridgeline view. So, this morning, with putty knife in hand, I removed all the top rock castings, added more hydrocal to round out the hill, then painted and added turf (a fix that had to be done now before the caulk holding the castings set). The results are good, blending the hills together and giving a much softer and natural landscape view. Below is a shot showing the results. I still have a lot more work to do in this area.
              Gregg


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                Originally posted by jlg759


                Gregg,

                I am to the point now of doing roads and I ahve seen some of the beautiful work you and Scott Mason and some other's do with their roads would you share what materials and any techniques you use for your roads. I am looking at adding my roads very soon and hope they look half as good as yours. Your layout is a masterpiece and you should be very proud of it. Great Work

                Joe



                Hi Joe. My suggestion is to keep things simple. For concrete/asphalt roads, I rough out the road with sculptimold, add a smooth layer of putty on top, then detail/paint for the look I want. For dirt roads, like the Southriver Mills access road shown here (this shot before the dirt has been applied),


                for these I rough out the road with scultimold, smooth it out with my finger just before it sets, then add a fine layer of natural dirt, then add chalks as required to get the color variations I am looking for. Hope that helps.

                Gregg

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                • quote:


                  Originally posted by Peterpools


                  Gregg

                  Simply Breathtaking!!! Some of the best model railroading I've ever seen.

                  Peter

                  BCT


                  Thanks for the vote of confidence Peter, but I still have a long way to go to have a model railroad to even begin to rate that high, though I am pleased that you like the results to date. Know I sure am having fun creating this special little place. Here are a few shots of that hilltop rock outcropping after adding another wash of dark grey (it seemed too light in the test pics).
                  Gregg






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                  • Gregg,

                    Thanks for the tip. One more quick question my wife is working on a waterfall for our layout and was wondering how you made you falls. She said the water on your layout is breathtaking. Do you use a wax or plastic bag streached then pour somthing over it Thanks in advance

                    Joe

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                    • quote:


                      Originally posted by Mike Hamer


                      Hi Gregg, stunning...as always! Tell me again, what size is your layout room? :up: :up:


                      Thanks Mike. My layout is sitting in a 12x24 foot space. My challenge is to make my small layout feel big,


                      while having many special little scenes.



                      Gregg

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                        Originally posted by jlg759


                        Gregg,

                        Thanks for the tip. One more quick question my wife is working on a waterfall for our layout and was wondering how you made you falls. She said the water on your layout is breathtaking. Do you use a wax or plastic bag streached then pour somthing over it Thanks in advance

                        Joe


                        Thanks Joe. Most of the waterfalls do not need any support to build on, although the larger ones (with a thin saran wrap backing) and high drain pipes (with premade silicone strings) do. The trick for all is to make your waterfalls in a slow step by step building process. Add a little silicon, let dry, then perhaps add a little paint then a little more silicon, etc, until you get the look you want. It is all about using light reflection and refraction to make the falling water feel deep and airy. You cannot get this without clear and defined layers.
                        Gregg




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                        • Hey Gregg, it feels really big to me!! I love the water scenes. You've done a great job or creating realistic water! [^]
                          Look out for #1, but don\'t step in #2!



                          Andy Keeney

                          Dewitt, MI

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                          • I agree with the others, Gregg. First on your clever use of space, with many relatively small spots that give the feeling of a huge layout. Second, more technically, on the very convincing way you model water, and especially falling water. Did you think of publishing an article about this layout?

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                              Originally posted by hunter48820


                              ... I love the water scenes. ...


                              Thanks Andy. Since you like water, I'm sure you will enjoy this shot of Wrisley Paper, fronted by water and surrounded by these new golden hills.
                              Gregg


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                              • Outstanding work Gregg, even from every angle....WOW

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