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    Just watched one of his videos on expanding his layout. He shows some nice structures he's built. Mentions that he might start producing kits. I bet a majority of the members would like what he would produce. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN3_Js_gWRQ&t=1s

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

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    I enjoy his videos. He an excellent kitbasher and at weathering. When I started watching him he was using Craft acrylics very effectively but of late .....well product placement is a t work.
    I guess we all can't be retired.

    Bob
    It\'s only make-believe

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    • #3
      I've seen a few of his videos. I haven't seen enough to notice that. It does get a little long on the weathering. Iwas wondering where he got those stains from. Never even hear of them.

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

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    • #4
      I too have seen Jason Jensen how-to's, yes, outstanding videos however, if you have ever watched the great modelers before him like Dave Frary, Paul Scoles, John Olson and Malcolm Furlow, Jason has many ideas pulled from their play books and re-introduced. I don't want to wreck the party, but that is my thoughts on this subject.


      Louis
      Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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      • #5
        great modelers before him like Dave Frary, Paul Scoles, John Olson and Malcolm Furlow, Jason has many ideas pulled from their play books and re-introduced

        100% accurate Louis!
        Carl

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        • #6
          I'm not really a fan of his. It was just that he mentioned he wants to manufacture kits and thought the crew would be interested.

          I agree with both of you about Dave, Paul, John, and Malcolm. I've read their articles. I did get bored watching a 20-minuet video Jason did. Plus, I'm not too fond of dilapidated buildings. Weathering techniques I follow here on the forum.

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

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          • #7
            I’ll throw my 2c worth in. I’ve been watching Jason’s videos since 2019, and have seen them all, more than once, and look forward to seeing the next one, every week or two. He has never claimed to have invented new techniques, but has taken them and refined them to suit his modelling style.
            I'm a huge fan of Furlow, Olson, Sellios, Frary etc, but I don’t think you’ll find many videos, showing their techniques. Certainly not for free, and not every couple of weeks. Youtube wasn’t around in their day.
            He is a big fan of George Sellios’ work, so obviously his modelling style is similar. Everything is very run down and heavily weathered. Again, that’s the style that suits him. Some have even asked if he would do a building, that looks new or well maintained, to which he said he just doesn’t model that way.

            As much as I like seeing techniques explained on forums and magazines, using photo’s, I find myself looking much more at videos these days, which obviously can show how the technique is done. Using written texts and photos is limited, but videos show exactly how it’s done. I’ve found that my weathering has gone to a whole new level over the last couple of years since watching videos. I am also watching a lot of the ways the military modellers do their painting and weathering.
            And we now have video available on this forum, so maybe time to embrace this medium a bit more.

            Regarding product placement. Yes he is using the Ammo products more now, but that’s because he has now discovered them, and just thinks they are a great product. But he still mostly uses the craft paints. And what a collection he has. He may have got a free T-shirt, and maybe gets some products for free. I don’t know. He has become good friends with the folks at FOS, and CC kits, so obviously uses their kits a lot. Whether he has to pay for them these days, I don’t know. I can guarantee, he ain’t making much, if anything out of it.
            From his videos, I’m getting so much good info, 50% technique, and 50% inspiration. His kitbashing is some of the best I’ve seen. Plenty of imagination. And I find his videos very professionally presented, and he comes across as a very nice fella. Some blokes are really good modellers, but their presentation is terrible.

            And good luck to him with his venture into the kit production world. Having lost FSM, South River and others the last few years, any new manufacturer would be a welcome addition in the model railroad sphere.

            Regards Rob

            Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

            My current build.

            https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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            • #8
              Gents, lets keep in mind, new modelers, need the Jason's of the hobby'.. Not as much scratch building pursued by newbies, as RTR is pushed by all the hobby media. The original inventers of the golden years are unknow to many... Personally, I don't like at all , over weathering on general structures... But weathering has become very popular. for those in learning, viewers will find his videos instrumental'... That's my 3 cents worth'...


              Ted

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              • #9
                You have a good point Robert, about watching how it's done with a video instead of looking at pictures. I'll have to go back and watch a few more. I may not like the look of totally dilapidated structures, but the techniques would be good to learn. I guess I equate the weathering videos being the same to somebody watching a lathe remove metal. Boring.

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

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                • #10
                  Regarding structures, loco's etc being heavily weathered or run down, that's just the level some folks take it too. Look at the On30 guys. Most stuff is heavily weathered.
                  And George Sellios has been responsible for a lot of the rundown look folks are doing. Personally I really like it, even though most of my own work is not that run down.
                  For me it's all about the technique, you can go as light or as heavy as you like, but the actual technique is basically the same.

                  And regarding Jasons videos, he does a lot more than just weathering.
                  He has a great video on track laying on curves, a method his grandfather taught him.
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HE0jbZQK86g

                  And he will eventually be doing scenery videos, just has'nt got to that point on his layout as yet. So far it's mainly been about the structures.
                  His bridge building video does have some info on how he does roads and concrete walls. His concrete is some of the best I've seen.
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wuRuCcUdpk
                  Last edited by robert_goslin; 1 week ago.
                  Regards Rob

                  Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                  My current build.

                  https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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                  • #11
                    I watched one or two of Jason's videos earlier this year mostly out of curiosity.
                    They seemed to be quite good and informative.
                    As good as seeing step by step pictures and instructions here and in magazines, it doesn't compare to watching a video.
                    I had asked Chuck Doan to make videos of his techniques without any luck.
                    I tried using his techniques but they never turned out remotely as good as the results he was able to get.
                    Seeing a video of him working would be invaluable.

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