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  • Larry,

    The hedge row makes a nice transition to the background, nice job.

    Scott

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    • Scot thanks, much appreciated.
      Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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      • Looks like your ready to go with that new section!

        But my oh my is that work bench clean!!
        Jerry



        "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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        • Jerry starting the new section is going to be fun. Yup I can't work on a messy bench
          so it get's straightened often.
          Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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          • Larry, looking forward to the next session. I really like real photos for backdrops and yours look really good. ~mike
            O scale builds: Choctaw Lumber Kitchen, Dining Room, and Buffalo Canyon RR Caboose

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            • Mike thanks. The backdrop was a real eye catcher for me when I saw it online and it was very reasonably priced to boot.
              Working on the trees and will share some photos as soon as their finished.
              Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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              • OK, so what is wrong with the backdrop.... it looks like a photo.....the colours are all wrong....I can go on..... oops sorry about that, "can always criticize everything" Fred, snuck in, had to throw him out before he causes any more damage.

                Like everyone else, I think the hedge does a great job in hiding the seam between the bench work and the backdrop. Once you add the trees, buildings and foreground scenery, you will have a great looking scene.
                Ron Newby

                General Manager

                Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

                http://cvry.ca

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                • Ron tell Fred to "bugger off". Thanks it's starting to look like I envisioned it which is
                  a good thing.
                  Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                  • Ok, the tree line is finished and I have dark and glue stained finger tips to prove it:

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                    There are 13 freshly made pine trees planted different distances from the backdrop; didn't want a straight row.

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                    Here we are looking from the other end. The trees are made from dowels and pieces of dark brown painted cheap furnace filter then
                    sprayed with a cheap hairspray and a green flocking added. The dark brown gives the trees some depth so they seem thicker than they really are.
                    The dowels were sharpened on the end with my pocket knife and the shavings were saved to add to the woodcutters scene later on. The dowels
                    were painted brown with a grey wash added on top of that. Lastly a brown wash was applied which gives a nice "bark" look.
                    Also before I started figuring any building placement I decided to put down the basic ground scenery around the trees. After the building placement
                    is figured then I'll add some weeds between the trees that can be seen.

                    Next up will be figuring the building placement at the end of the layout so I know how much I have to cut off the black track; probably 5 real
                    inches or less.

                    To get started here's the next project to mess around with:

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                    Let the fun begin!!!!!!
                    Last edited by Larryc; 01-24-2022, 06:05 PM.
                    Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                    • OK, It just might be me, but I don't see any pictures of the background trees (if you posted pictures).

                      You will have fun building the Wood Cutters Shack, Brett always gives you way too many highly detailed castings. I have often said that I bought his kits just for the castings.
                      Ron Newby

                      General Manager

                      Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

                      http://cvry.ca

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                      • Ron I had problems with "timing out" when I was doing this post so I deleted the tree photos
                        and reloaded them so hopefully you can see them now and thanks for mentioning it.
                        Yes there sure are a lot of detail parts and they look like great quality. This is my first SW kit
                        so this should be fun although I may make a few changes to fit the scene better.
                        Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                        • Larry,

                          Tree line looks good, I like the varying heights and depths of the trees. Sawmill looks like a nice model!

                          Scott

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                          • Larry, nice job on the trees and have fun with the kit.
                            Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
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                            • Larry, Now I can see the tree line and it looks great.
                              Ron Newby

                              General Manager

                              Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

                              http://cvry.ca

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                              • Scott thank you; I wanted to make the tree line look as natural as possible.

                                Rick thanks. I'm very much looking forward to building the Woodcutters Shack.

                                Ron thank you. Like I mentioned in the Geezer's Forum, it's almost acting like a "timing out"
                                issue with these threads.
                                Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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