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  • Larryc
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    Rick thank you much appreciated and the "tar" around the stove pipe is a real winner, thanks again.

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  • Rick
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    Excellent job on the scenery and details.

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  • Larryc
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    Karl thank you it's taking shape.

    I've had some time in between the 1:1 projects:

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    I figured the next step was to put down some ground cover. Started with a small section at a time and added some bushes along the
    front of the diorama. Also added a combination of dark and medium course green turf then added play sand after that, trying to get some
    layers of scenery. The one thing that I didn't do was to spray the top with glue water, that way it remained a lighter color and doesn't look
    so flat. You'll notice the tar around the stove pipe which added a nice little detail....thanks Rick for the suggestion.

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    Here's the trackside of the building with some weeds growing next to the building. By gluing some of the bigger details to the
    foam first then I was able to put the sand around the item to look like they have been there for awhile.

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    This is the back left corner which I wanted to add something large as an anchor point. Continued with the same process for
    the ground cover with gluing in the bushes and tires first then working around them. The tractor tires are from Berkshire Valley
    which were sprayed with flat black then weathered with a combo of light tan and grey chalks. The barrel next to the building is from
    SW which was sprayed with grey primer and colored/weathered with chalks. The pipes in the barrel were cut from tubing I use for
    piping and weathered with some rust; although I'm going to add some grey chalk over that to tone it down a little. Also you'll notice
    that I have been playing around with some details for the back of the building. Since the diorama can be viewed from all sides, I wanted
    the back and sides to look as good as the front view.

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    The tires have been there so long that weeds are growing inside of them and I also placed some sand around the tires to make
    them look like they have been there awhile. Also glued the tractor tire against the door since the tractor inside is being worked on.

    That's where I'm at for now. Next will be to scratch build a shed to cover up the battery box at the back of the diorama which will be
    removable to turn the lights on and off; also to change out the batteries when needed. As always thanks for looking.
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  • k9wrangler
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    Looks better each episode here.

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  • Larryc
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    Scott thank you. The tar paper is a nice distraction from the rest of the building.

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  • CNE1899
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    Larry,
    That tar paper roof looks great, really fits in with the feel of the shed.

    Scott

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  • Larryc
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    Louis thank you. Ya I plan on doing the tar around the stove pipe; another new technique to add
    to the mix.

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  • desertdrover
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    Very nice progress. And, as Rick pointed out for the tar, it is a simple method but adds a great looking detail to the stack.

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  • Larryc
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    Thanks guys for your thoughtful comments, they really help to keep me going.
    Rick thanks for the stovepipe tar suggestion; I give it a go. The building is 99%
    finished. Yes I wanted the tarpaper to look random, like it had been patched over
    the years. I do enjoy adding the scenery, it brings the project to life before adding the rest
    of the detail parts.

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  • friscomike
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    Larry, looking forward to the scenery. The building looks done! ~mike

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  • Rick
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    Coming together well.
    Maybe a little tar around the base of the stack?
    Just a little white glue and black paint mixed in and brush it on.

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  • Michael_Hohn
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    The shed looks done. Or is there more? Very nice in either case.

    The tar paper is crudely laid down, but I've seen it done that way.

    Mike

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  • TRAINS1941
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    Looking great Larry!!

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  • Larryc
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    Here we go:

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    After gluing down the building it was time to call in the "ditch digging" crew. Carved out a trench in the foam to run the wires
    for the lights. Covered the wires with "miracle weld 1000" which I can cover with the scenery material. When done hopefully
    you won't be able to tell where the trench was. Where the battery box is will have a shed over it that can be lifted off the layout
    to turn the lights on and off; at least that's the plan.

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    Glued the rafters for the shed in place then proceeded to make a roof. Started with a piece of 100# paper which had 1x6's grained,
    colored and weather before gluing to the 100# paper. Even though you can't really see it the underside of the roof does have wood.
    The tar paper was left over from the Wood Cutters Shack glued on randomly then weathered when finished. You'll notice the gas
    pump is missing, that's because I hit it with my hand and knocked it loose. Placed it in the parts box until after the scenery material
    is down so i don't hit it again.

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    I did overlap the ends and the front to make it look more realistic. Weathering was done with a mixture of grey and white chalks
    which was worked into the tar paper with a wide soft brush. I was quite pleased that I was able to get the smoke stack up through
    the roof without any problem.

    Next I think I'm going to start on the scenery material from the tracks going left around the building to the ends of the diorama
    before placing anymore detail parts or maybe I'll do the hill area next...we'll see.

    That's it for now and as usual thanks for stopping by.

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  • Larryc
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    Rick thank you. The gas pump is sitting on a wood platform actually.

    Jerry thanks. I had thought about it except Brett's instructions say to use solder
    and core out the ends for the valves and welding tip. Now that seems like an
    exercise in futility. Since the cart hasn't been glued in place yet, I'll have to see
    what I can come up with. I would like to add the hoses....maybe wire insulation
    would do the trick....that's what I used for the gas pump hose.

    Scott thank you. The welding cart is about the best one I've ever seen; gotta luv
    Sierra West.

    Mike thank you so much. This diorama is turning out to be a lot of fun.

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