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  • Mike,

    I like it, when can I move in? Roof is coming along nicely.

    Scott

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    • Good to see you home and back in "Auburn"

      See you at our crossing.

      Dave.
      Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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      • Originally posted by railman28 View Post
        that's looking really good Mike.
        Can you talk a bit about your scenery choices?

        Bob
        Bob, Thank you very much.

        Scenery: After I have landforms in, I paint everything a light brown color; I use a custom-mixed color from a paint store that matches the old Floquil "Earth" as recommended by Frary and Hayden. Once it's dry, I brush on a layer of diluted white glue and spread actual dirt, wetting everything with a spritzer to make sure everything is glued down. I'm modeling autumn with dead weeds, dry grass and leafless trees, so the ground foam and flock I use is Woodland Scenics Burnt Grass, Wild Honey, and Harvest Gold. I have a cheap device and I use electrostatic flock. I nail brads into the surface every few inches to provide a ground as I work on an area, spread diluted glue, and do the flock. Sometimes I first glue fine ground foam in places to vary the look of large open areas.

        Is that what you wanted to know?

        By the way, I set the house on a partially scenicked area for purposes of the photo.

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

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        • Originally posted by CNE1899 View Post
          Mike,

          I like it, when can I move in? Roof is coming along nicely.

          Scott
          Thank you, Scott.

          I hope you'll be able to move in soon.

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

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          • Originally posted by David_J_Buchholz View Post
            Good to see you home and back in "Auburn"

            See you at our crossing.

            Dave.
            Thank you, Dave. Yes, It's good to be home. I think being away for several weeks has rejuvenated my modeling energy.
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            Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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            • I like your scenery technique, Mike. Especially the layer of dirt under everything. I'm going to try that.

              George
              The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.

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              • Looking good Mike. Get that roof on before the snow really flies. You do get snow in Virgina, right? Good to have you back home safe and sound.

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

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                • Originally posted by George_D View Post
                  I like your scenery technique, Mike. Especially the layer of dirt under everything. I'm going to try that.

                  George
                  Hi George,

                  Thank you. I don't necessarily use the dirt under everything. I change up as I go to avoid a uniform appearance.

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

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                  • Originally posted by Bernd View Post
                    Looking good Mike. Get that roof on before the snow really flies. You do get snow in Virgina, right? Good to have you back home safe and sound.

                    Bernd
                    Bernd,

                    Thank you.

                    Yes, we do get snow. Generally not as much as in the snow belt, but it can be dangerous with hills, narrow roads, and inexperienced drivers. We had a dusting of snow Tuesday night. It's all gone now.

                    Mike

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

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                    • Mike,

                      I've been wondering what's happening with your little house conversion. The roofing you did on the one side of it, looks excellent.
                      It's almost ready for occupancy, just in time for Christmas.

                      Greg

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                      • Originally posted by Michael_Hohn View Post
                        Bob, Thank you very much.

                        Scenery: After I have landforms in, I paint everything a light brown color; I use a custom-mixed color from a paint store that matches the old Floquil "Earth" as recommended by Frary and Hayden. Once it's dry, I brush on a layer of diluted white glue and spread actual dirt, wetting everything with a spritzer to make sure everything is glued down. I'm modeling autumn with dead weeds, dry grass and leafless trees, so the ground foam and flock I use is Woodland Scenics Burnt Grass, Wild Honey, and Harvest Gold. I have a cheap device and I use electrostatic flock. I nail brads into the surface every few inches to provide a ground as I work on an area, spread diluted glue, and do the flock. Sometimes I first glue fine ground foam in places to vary the look of large open areas.

                        Is that what you wanted to know?

                        By the way, I set the house on a partially scenicked area for purposes of the photo.

                        Mike
                        Yes, Thanks Mike. You have captured late Autumn well.

                        Bob
                        It's only make-believe

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                        • Originally posted by greg_s View Post
                          Mike,

                          I've been wondering what's happening with your little house conversion. The roofing you did on the one side of it, looks excellent.
                          It's almost ready for occupancy, just in time for Christmas.

                          Greg
                          Thank you, Greg.

                          I'm actually hoping it's ready well before Christmas. We'll see.

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

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                          • Originally posted by railman28 View Post

                            Yes, Thanks Mike. You have captured late Autumn well.

                            Bob
                            Thank you for the compliment on the scenery.

                            I'm always happy to provide information if it helps.

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

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                            • I completed my latest project, a small house made from a modified kit for a section house. Here it sits on my layout. I need to work it into the scenery, but this gives an idea on how it will look.

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                              Thank you for following along.

                              Mike


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

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                              • Very Sharp Mike. I like the Fencing you used in the scene too. Is that Central Valley product?

                                Bob
                                It's only make-believe

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