Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Colorization comes to Jerry Franklin's O-Gauge Model Railroad_4

Hopefully everything will be dry tomorrow (paint) so I can continue on the upper level some more. I'm not sure when we will be able to collect some actual dirt from the location we are modeling in Eastern Washington but I look forward to having the dirt on the layout. The dirt really makes it look real. Most of the color of the paint will be under the dirt.

Colorization comes to Jerry Franklin's O-Gauge Model Railroad_3

Colorization comes to Jerry Franklin's O-Gauge Model Railroad_2

I spent some time working on a formula that will work for this desert scene depicting a locale in Eastern Washington. Its good to have a formula written down so another person can create the same colors (perhaps for scenery damage repairs).

Colorization comes to Jerry Franklin's O-Gauge Model Railroad-1

Today I began painting colors for Jerry Franklin's Model Railroad. The process takes four layers of paint and washes to achieve the look we wanted.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Update on the O-Scale Train Layout / Columnar Basalt rock work

Here are more images of the construction of the columnar basalt portion of the model railroad. The foam columns carved from foam are coated with diluted spackling and a light texture by stippling the spackling with a sponge. I wanted to add the fine texture detail because I felt the surfaces of the foam were still too smooth and uniform. This texture will really add realism when it comes to painting time.