Thursday, January 31, 2013

Downtown Snoqualmie Valentines Event Poster 2013

These are the finals that the client will need to choose from. I like them all, I have my favorite color choice but I will wait to hear from the client before I state that. I'll keep you posted! Cheers!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Lionel's D27 Disappearing Train Layout Revisited

This is a recreation of a well known vintage track design. We are recreating this design for a customer. This is a 4 x 8 foot layout for an O-Gauge train. As a long train disappears into the tunnel it secretly descends down under the table and makes a complete loop and comes back up and out the other end of the tunnel just as if it were going straight through. At one point, only the front of the engine at one tunnel and the caboose at the other tunnel will show and the entire train will be under the layout. Its supposed to be a great illusion. I have not seen it happen in person yet but we will soon as all the track will be laid soon. I am carving up a stack of foam to create a mountain out of it. I will keep you posted on more of the progress! Cheers!

Monday, January 21, 2013

I taught a Terrain / Scenery Lesson (snow and raging river)

These are photos of a model created by me and a 14 year old student. He wanted to learn how to build a scene in the mountain peaks with snow and a raging river to cross for his miniatures war gaming group. Its made mostly from foam and some plaster castings and is very light and portable. When the snow gets dusty over time, all you have to do is vacuum it clean. Liam did a great job for his first lesson and received an award of completion signed by me when the project was wrapped up. Great job Liam!

Gaming Terrain / Rise of the Drow Kickstarter Campaign

These shots were taken of the terrain I created for war gaming miniatures. Similar terrain will be offered as a premium pledge level for our new Kickstarter.com campaign for our Rise of Drow trilogy offered in high quality hardbound cover and new art and maps as well as new guest authors contributing to this expanded edition. Our campaign launches in February! I will keep you posted.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2012 Christmas Party with Hikel Layouts and Trains Crew and Family

Thanks Dave Hikel for another great year of "working on the railroad". This is the team and family who has been working on the 3200sq.ft. train layout for the owner, Peter Hambling in Medina, Washington.