Saturday, April 16, 2011

finished scenery concealing a joint in the layout

Here are various views of the finished scenery concealing the seam between two sections of the layout.
The top photographs shows some of the plywood joints.

visual tutorial-building adjoining scenery at seam

adding base color to the rock face of coal generation plant

foreground geology for coal generating plant area

Here are some shots of the adjoining mountain range and the tail end of the California Zephyr.
After applying rock castings, I blended them together with Fiber Decor and Plaster. I will need to build the
adjoining scenery and then cut the two parts at the seam to insert a rip cord within that seam. The seam will be
finely patched and painted to be unseen.

Friday, April 8, 2011

lift off background mountain ridge

Here I have added a floating piece of scenery, a background mountain ridge. This will set on top of the existing mountains and serve as a cap over the tunnel that runs through the mountains.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Todd and SF PFE cars

This is just a photo of me posing in front of an area I am nearly finished with. This is designed to resemble parts of Montana.
Scenery here is also built as removable sections for emergency repairs or transporting. Benchwork sections are Dave Hikel's design.