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  • Fantastic looking log bunks, Karl!


    • Beautiful work as usual. And I see you put the sawhorses to good use!!

      "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln


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        • Thanks so much Philip, Bruce, Jerry and Rick.

          No progress tonight, I think I have pretty much everything done and ready to put the diorama together, so I cleared off the desk, (AGAIN)...

          I put the new disconnect over on the shelf with the rest of the details and walls for this kit, I then put the other three disconnects back on
          the car shop diorama where they belong...

          1st one :- waiting to go into the shop and get stripped down for a rebuild...

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          2nd one : stripped down with all the parts laying on the floor between the rails and a new deck being installed.

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          3rd one : sitting outside the other end of the shop with a new deck and waiting for the new log bunk to be finished and installed...

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          So, now with a completely clean desk, I have the option tomorrow of starting work on finishing this diorama off .... or

          Starting a new thread and doing a new build for the current challenge thread .... hmmmm, decisions, decisions.

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          I guess I'll just grab a beer, sit here and think on it for a while...

          Karl. A


          • Karl,

            I like how everything has a layer of rust or grunge, but there are spots of color here and there. Really looks like photos of shops I've seen.

            Regarding your diorama, I want to say "finish it now" but I'm also curious what you will do as a Challenge project.


            Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin


            • Nice work Karl!


              • The number of details, their weathering and placement are all outstanding.
                What caught my eye though were the windows.
                Dirty, painted and cracked.
                What do you use to create the dirty windows?


                • So you were saying about being envious. Talk about realism Karl. I could only hope to attain such level of realism. If I didn't know that those are models in the picture I would have asked where is this protype place you took those pictures at. The detailing is outstanding.

                  New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds


                  • Hi Karl
                    Phenomenal amount of detail and clutter. Too often a lot of us just put a few items on a bench, which look good.
                    But you have taken it to the next level. Clutter, clutter every where. Even the walls are cluttered with tools, and chains hanging down.
                    And spots of colour to draw the eye in, but suitably muted.

                    And the disconnect cars are great. Well worth all the effort.

                    Your modelling, besides being being inspirational, wants me want to go rethink some of my work.
                    Always looking for ways to improve. Thanks for posting all your work.
                    Regards Rob

                    Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                    My current build.



                    • Thanks so much for the kind and great comments, Michael, Philip, Rick, Bernd and Robert,

                      One day I'll pick one of those pictures and start a thread and point out all the things that I did, but that most people miss seeing....

                      I'll be getting back to this LTRS build next week and finishing up the diorama.
                      Rick, I'll post the window info for you then.



                      • What an outstanding scene. Fantastic craftsmanship Karl.

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